The One Minute Geographer: Canada’s Population Distribution

Jim Fonseca
2 min readDec 15, 2021
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In the last post we suggested that Canada might be thought of as a ‘shoestring country.’ Let’s look at a few basics about Canada’s population.

Canada has 38.2 million people, almost the same as California, the most populous state in the US (with 39.5 million.) A European comparison is that Canada has about as many people as Poland.

Jim Fonseca

Geography professor (retired) writes The One Minute Geographer featuring This Fragile Earth. Top writer in Transportation and, in past months, Travel.