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ID: 7005685
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Canada (nation)  Canada (nation)

Coordinates:
Lat: 60 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 60.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 096 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -96.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Inhabited by ancestors of Amerindians and Inuit in Upper Palaeolithic or earlier; evolved diverse cultures over vast area; Norse settlements by 1000 CE; English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese claimed territory from the 16th century; under British control from 1759; official languages are English and French.

Names:
Canada (preferred,C,V,O,English-P,U,N)  ............ derived from Amerindian word for "settlement"
Canada (French-P,U,N)
Kanada (C,O,German-P,U,N)
Canadá (C,O,Spanish-P,U,N)
Канада (C,V,Russian-P,U)
加拿大 (C,V,Chinese-P,U)
ويدا (C,V,Arabic-P,U)
CAN (C,O,ISO3L)
CA (C,O,ISO2L)
ISO124 (C,O,ISO3N)
CA00 (C,O,FIPS)
Dominion of Canada (H,V)  ............ after 1867
Canada, Dominion of (H,V)
British North America (H,V)  ............ before 1867
Canadian (C,O,English,U,A)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Canada (nation)  ........  Canada (nation) (P)

Place Types:
nation (preferred, C)  ............  confederation established in 1867; gained control of its constitution from Britain in 1982
primary political unit (C)
independent sovereign nation (C)

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Ottawa .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, North and Central America, Canada, Ontario) [7013088]
member of ....  Commonwealth of Nations .......... (association)
................  (World) [7005615]
................  joined association in 1931
member of ....  North Atlantic Treaty Organization .......... (organization)
................  (World) [7029610]
member of ....  United Nations .......... (organization)
................  (World) [7029605]
................  joined organization in 1945

Sources and Contributors:
British North America..........  [VP]
......................................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 210-213
CA..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 12
CA00..........  [VP]
...........  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) accessed 01/20/99
CAN..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Handbook (1988) 777
Canada..........  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Britannica Book of the Year (1992) 568-569
.................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 578
.................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 112-113
.................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database (1987-)
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 148-150
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 784 ff.
.................  National Archives of Canada database (1987-)
.................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
.................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 44
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Canadá..........  [VP]
.................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 44
Canada, Dominion of..........  [VP]
...................................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 148-150
Canadian..........  [VP]
.................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Dominion of Canada..........  [VP]
...................................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 784-786
ISO124..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 12
Kanada..........  [VP]
.................  Cassell's German Dictionary (1982) 337
Канада..........  [VP]
.................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 22 July 2013
加拿大..........  [VP]
...........  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 22 July 2013
ويدا..........  [VP]
...........  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 22 July 2013
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1992) 568-569
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 578
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 112-113
..................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database (1987-)
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 148-150
..................  Cassell's German Dictionary (1982) 337
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 784 ff.; II, 784-786
..................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
..................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 12
..................  ISO Handbook (1988) 777
..................  National Archives of Canada database (1987-)
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) accessed 01/20/99
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 44
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 210-213
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985)

 

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