List of Canadian provinces and territories by area

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As a country, Canada has ten provinces and three territories. These subdivisions vary widely in both land and water area. The largest subdivision by land area is the territory of Nunavut. The largest subdivision by water area is the province of Quebec. The smallest subdivision in terms of both land and water area is the province of Prince Edward Island.[1]

Canada is the second-largest country in the world;[2] however, in terms of dry land area, it ranks fourth.[2] In terms of freshwater area, Canada is the largest country.[2]

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Total area

The total area of a province or territory is the sum of its land area and its freshwater area.

Areas are rounded to the nearest square kilometre or square mile. Percentages are given to the nearest tenth of a percent.

Land area

Land areas consist of dry land, excluding areas of freshwater.

Areas are rounded to the nearest whole unit. Percentages are given to the nearest tenth of a percent.

Freshwater area

Freshwater area consists of lakes, rivers, and reservoirs. It excludes territorial waters claimed by Canada in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Arctic Oceans. Canada has no significant inland areas of salt water.

Areas are given to the nearest whole unit. Percentages are given to the nearest tenth of a percent.

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