Canadian Provinces and Territories
Canada, the second-largest country by area in the world, consists of 10 provinces and 3 territories. The main difference between provinces and territories depends on how they came into existence. This data set contains many key facts of each province/territory. Why not challenge yourself to learn them all?
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created March 6, 2017
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Compare Provinces and Territories by Population
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Rank Provinces and Territories by Total Area
Can you put these 13 Canadian provinces and territories in order based on their total areas in square kilometers?
Official Language(s) of Canadian Provinces and Territories
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Connect Provincial and Territorial Symbols
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|Type||Name||Abbreviation||Location||Capital||Largest City||Date of Entering Confederation||Population (2016)||Total Area (square miles)||Total Area (square kilometers)||Flag||Shield||Coat of Arms||Official Language(s)||Bird||Flower||Tree||Motto||Nickname(s)|
|Province||Alberta||AB||Edmonton||Calgary||September 1, 1905||4,067,175||255,541||661,848||English||Great horned owl||Wild rose||Lodgepole pine||Fortis et liber (Strong and free)||Wild Rose Country (official); The Princess Province; The Energy Province; The Sunshine Province|
|Province||British Columbia||BC||Victoria||Vancouver||July 20, 1871||4,648,055||364,764||944,735||English||Steller's jay||Pacific dogwood||Western redcedar||Splendor sine occasu (Splendour without diminishment)||Beautiful British Columbia (official); Super, Natural, British Columbia; The Pacific Province|
|Province||Manitoba||MB||Winnipeg||Winnipeg||July 15, 1870||1,278,365||250,116||647,797||English||Great grey owl||Prairie crocus||White spruce||Gloriosus et liber (Glorious and free)||Friendly Manitoba (official); The Keystone Province; The Postage Stamp Province; Land of 100,000 Lakes; Canada's Heart Beats|
|Province||New Brunswick||NB||Fredericton||Saint John||July 1, 1867||747,101||28,150||72,908||English and French||Black-capped chickadee||Purple violet||Balsam fir||Spem reduxit (Hope restored)||The Picture Province; The Loyalist Province|
|Province||Newfoundland and Labrador||NL||St. John's||St. John's||March 31, 1949||519,716||156,453||405,212||English||Atlantic puffin||Purple pitcher plant||Black spruce||Quaerite prime regnum Dei (Seek ye first the kingdom of God)||The Rock; The Big Land|
|Province||Nova Scotia||NS||Halifax||Halifax||July 1, 1867||923,598||21,345||55,284||English||Osprey||Mayflower||Red spruce||Munit haec et altera vincit (One defends and the other conquers)||Canada's Ocean Playground (official); The Sea Bound Coast; The Land of Evangeline; Bluenoser Province|
|Province||Ontario||ON||Toronto||Toronto||July 1, 1867||13,448,494||415,598||1,076,395||English||Common loon||White trillium||Eastern white pine||Ut incepit fidelis sic permanet (Loyal she began, loyal she remains)||Yours to Discover (official); The Province of Opportunity; The Heartland Province|
|Province||Prince Edward Island||PE||Charlottetown||Charlottetown||July 1, 1873||142,907||2,185||5,660||English||Blue jay||Lady's slipper||Red oak||Parva sub ingenti (The small protected by the great)||Spud Island; Million Acre Farm; The Garden of Gulf; Abegweit; Minegoo; The Island; The Cradle of Confederation|
|Province||Quebec||QC||Quebec City||Montreal||July 1, 1867||8,164,361||595,391||1,542,056||French||Snowy owl||Blue flag iris||Yellow birch||Je me souviens (I remember)||Je me souviens (official); La Belle Province|
|Province||Saskatchewan||SK||Regina||Saskatoon||September 1, 1905||1,098,352||251,366||651,036||English||Sharp-tailed grouse||Western red lily||Paper birch||Multis e Gentibus Vires (Strength from many peoples)||Land of the Living Skies (official); The Bread Basket of Canada; The Wheat Province; The Land of Seed and Honey|
|Territory||Northwest Territories||NT||Yellowknife||Yellowknife||July 15, 1870||41,786||519,734||1,346,106||Chipewyan, Cree, English, French, Gwich’in, Inuinnaqtun, Inuktitut, Inuvialuktun, North Slavey, South Slavey, and Tłįchǫ||Gyrfalcon||Mountain avens||Tamarack larch||Canada's Last Frontier; Land of the Polar Bear; North of Sixty|
|Territory||Nunavut||NU||Iqaluit||Iqaluit||April 1, 1999||35,944||808,185||2,093,190||Inuinnaqtun, Inuktitut, English, and French||Rock ptarmigan||Purple saxifrage||Nunavut sannginivut (Our land, our strength)||Our Land, Our Strength|
|Territory||Yukon||YT||Whitehorse||Whitehorse||June 13, 1898||35,874||186,272||482,443||English and French||Common raven||Fireweed||Subalpine fir||The Land of the Midnight Sun|