Q&A

Why do you think most Canadians live by the US border?

Why do you think most Canadians live by the US border?

Only a narrow band of territory in southern and eastern Canada has the climate and physical geography suitable for agricultural production and widespread settlement. Moreover, Canada’s economy is so closely tied to that of the United States that it makes sense for people to live close to the US border.

What is the significance of the 49th parallel?

The 1846 Oregon Treaty permanently established the 49th parallel as the boundary between the United States and British North America to the Pacific Ocean and heralded the westward migration of many settlers along the Oregon Trail.

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Where do Canadians live in America?

The U.S. cities with the largest number of Canadians were the greater New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Phoenix, and Seattle metropolitan areas. These five metro areas accounted for about 22 percent of Canadians residing in the United States.

What type of boundary separates US and Canada?

The treaty established the 49th parallel from the Rocky Mountains to the Strait of Georgia as the boundary between the United States and British Canada.

Do Canadians live near water?

Of Canada’s 20 percent of global freshwater resources, only around 7 percent is considered renewable, and most of that drains north toward Hudson Bay and the Arctic Ocean—away from the 85 percent of Canadians that live along the southern border.

Why does Minnesota have land in Canada?

The protrusion of land is due to a historic mapping mistake. When the American Revolutionary War ended with the Treaty of Paris in 1783, Britain and the US agreed on the new border based on a map maker’s error about the source of the Mississippi River, which was used to help draw the boundary.

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Do 75 percent of Canadians live near the US border?

But then National Geographic contradicts this by stating that “an estimated 75 percent of Canadians live within 161 kilometers (100 miles) of the U.S. border.” Both can’t be right. For the tiebreaker I refered to Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada.

Are We a “border people?

“Seventy-five percent of Canada’s population resides in a narrow 150-kilometre band pushing up against the U.S., with close ties south of the line. We are a border people. The border is our livelihood. The border is our identity.”

How many people live within 160 km of the US border?

The World Fact Book published by the United State’s Central Intelligence Agency claims that “ approximately 90\% of the population is concentrated within 160 km of the US border .” But National Geographic contradicts this by stating that “ an estimated 75 percent of Canadians live within 161 kilometers (100 miles) of the U.S. border .”

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Why does the US border cut through houses?

As the border angles northeastward it cuts through a couple of houses. In those homes, the border slices through living rooms and kitchens, a lasting legacy of a historical tug-of-war between the British and the United States over where the boundary should be. The Webster-Ashburton Treaty of 1842 set the current, somewhat bizarre border.