|Quebec: Facts and
Figures Area 594,860 sq mi.
Capital Quebec City. Population
7,903,001. Date Entered Confederation
July 1, 1867. Origin of Name From the Algonkian word kebec,
which means "where the river narrows,"
referring to the site where Quebec City now
Territory: Facts and Figures Area
186,272 sq mi. Capital Whitehorse. Population
34,600. Date Entered Confederation Jun3
13, 1898. Origin of Name From
the Loucheux word "Yu-kun-ah," meaning
Le Moyne, Sieur d'Iberville spent
ten years trying to win Canada for France before
founding the first permanent settlement in
Mississippi, what is now Mobile, Alabama.
Gaultier de Varennes, Sieur de La Vérendrye
set out on an expedition to find a great western
sea in 1731. Although his 12-year quest failed to
find such a sea, it did succeed in exploring and
mapping a vast stretch of what is now western
Canada, and to discover the Missouri River.
Alexander Macdonald was the first
Prime Minister of the Dominion of Canada. During
his long public career, Canada grew from a group
of colonies into a self-governing, united
dominion extending across North America.
and Figures Total Area
3,851,809 sq mi. Population 34,300,083. Capital
Ottawa. Dominion of Canada Established
July 1, 1867.