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How Many Provinces and Territories Make Up Canada Each and every province and territory of Canada has its own unique identity. Read on to know more. Canada is the second-largest country in the world, in terms of landmass. Canada is a vast country with various cities, towns and unique culture. Canada was officially founded in 1867.
How many Provinces and Territories Make Up Canada
Canada is made of ten provinces and three territories. One of the facts you need to know is, a Canadian Province receives its authority directly from the Crown, according to the Constitution Act of 1867. A territory receives its power and authority from the federal government of Canada.
New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Quebec were the original provinces, which comprised the Dominion of Canada. These provinces had a central government in Ottawa. Gradually, three more provinces joined the original Canadian provinces. They were British Columbia, Manitoba and Prince Edward Island.
Alberta and Saskatchewan became Canadian provinces in 1905. In 1949, Labrador and Newfoundland was the last province to be included. The most populous of Canadian provinces is Ontario followed by Quebec, British Columbia and Alberta, respectively.