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Canada is a country in North America, the northern-most in the world and the second largest in area (after Russia). Bordering the United States, its territorial claims extend north into the Arctic Ocean as far as the North Pole.

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Area: 8,893 km

Climate: varies from temperate in south to sub arctic and arctic in north

Terrain: mostly plains with mountains in west and lowlands in southeast

Population: 32,805,041 (July 2005 est.) Ethnic Groups: British Isles origin 28%, French origin 23%, other European 15%, Amerindian 2%, other, mostly Asian, African, Arab 6%, mixed background 26%

Religion: Roman Catholic 42.6%, Protestant 23.3% (including United Church 9.5%, Anglican 6.8%, Baptist 2.4%, Lutheran 2%), other Christian 4.4%, Muslim 1.9%, other and unspecified 11.8%, none 16% (2001 census)

Languages: English (official) 59.3%, French (official) 23.2%, other 17.5%

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Canadian Community (No formal organisation exists in Tasmania).

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Donation to the International Wall of Friendship

 Canada plaque

The Canadian stone was donated by Fred McKinnon, a visiting member from the Rotary Club of Calgary on 18th of February 1987. It was unveiled in front of a monument to the Canadian rebels that were exiled to Van Dieman's Land in 1840. The stone is made of brown-red granite obtained from Calgary in Canada. The surface is polished and the lettering is set within two incised rectangular frames. The wording in the lower frame reads. "Through the Rotary Clubs of Calgary",recognising their role in preparing and forwarding the stone.


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International Wall of Friendship Development Committee.

C/- Bellala
GPO Box 920
Hobart TAS 7001

Phone Int. (03) 6270 1200
Phone: +61 3 6270 1200