Located in North America, Canada has ten provinces stretching from the Atlantic to the Pacific. It is the second largest country in land mass in the world after Russia. Canada's capital is Ottawa, and its three largest cities are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.
Canada is the world's tenth largest economy, with a GDP of approximately US$1,730 billion. It is one of the top ten trading countries in the world, with a highly globalized economy. The Toronto Stock Exchange is the 9th largest stock exchange in the world in terms of market capitalization, listing more than 1,500 companies with a combined market capitalization of more than US$2,000 billion. Montreal is the 3rd financial center in North America after Toronto and New York.