Canada is the second-largest country in the world by total area, stretching across the top of the North American continent from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean and northwards into the Arctic region. The country is divided into ten provinces and 3 territories, and is governed under a federal system that shares some characteristics with its near-neighbour the USA.
United States of America Country Profile
The United States of America, universally known as America or the USA, is made up of 50 states and several overseas territories. America declared independence from Britain in 1776 and was recognised as autonomous in 1783, leading to the adoption of its constitution four years later in 1787.