Unit 1: Canada and Sri Lanka

Canada and Sri Lanka have many differences when it comes to geography, the people and culture. Land wise, Canada is the 2nd largest country in the world and is located above the United States of America. While Sri Lanka is a small island located below India. The coordinates for Canada is 60 00 N and 95 00 W and Sri Lanka’s coordinates are 7 00 N and 81 00 E. While Canada sits in the northern hemisphere, Sri Lanka sits in the southern hemisphere. Canada is has a very diverse country because of the numerous religions and languages. However, Sri Lanka only a few languages and the major ones are: Tamil and Sinhalese. There are only a few religions too. Canada is filled with many geographical features such as: mountain ranges, large lakes and rivers, permanent ice, etc. On the contrary, Sri Lanka has many moist forests, low terrains and is surrounded by the Indian Ocean. People in Sri Lanka have strong beliefs in their religious, so there are many churches and temples. Since Sri Lanka is surrounded by an ocean, fishing is a major part of their life. Along with working in rice fields and the tea plantation. Canada has fishing more up north and in the east coast. Sri Lanka’s major exports are: tea, textiles, spices and fish. (CIA World Factbook, 2014). On the other hand, Canada’s main exports are: plastic, chemicals, timber, natural gas and motor vehicles and parts. Even if these two countries have minor similarities, they are two very unique and distinct countries.  canada                                        Canada’s Nature srilanka                                         Sri Lanka’s Nature              Want to find out more about Canada? Click here Want to find out more about Sri Lanka? Click here References: Central Intelligence Agency.(2014). North America: Canada. Retrieved    from https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ca.html Central Intelligence Agency.(2014). South Asia: Sri Lanka. Retrieved from                https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ce.html National Geographic. (2014). Sri Lanka Facts. Retrieved  from http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/countries/sri-lanka-facts/

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