List of Canadian provinces and territories by population

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This is a list of Canadian provinces and territories by population, based on Statistics Canada estimates as of July 1, 2010.[1]

Canada has ten provinces and three territories. The three territories of Nunavut, Yukon, and Northwest Territories account for over a third of Canada's area but have very few people, negatively skewing the national population density value. Canada's population is concentrated in the areas close to the U.S. border. As a result, most Canadians live in areas[vague] with densities higher than the national average of 3.68 persons per square kilometre.

All territories and provinces excluding the Northwest Territories increased in population from January 2008 to January 2009. In terms of percentage change, the fastest-growing province or territory was Alberta with an increase of 2.56% from January 2008 to January 2009, followed by Yukon with 2.09% growth. The only province or territory shrinking in population was the Northwest Territories with a loss of 1.14% from January 2008 to January 2009. These different rates of change are caused by birth and death rates, as well as interprovincial migration and immigration from outside Canada. As a whole, Canada's population grew by 1.21% from January 2008 to January 2009. Canada's population has always been increasing every year since Confederation in 1867 (see List of population of Canada by years).

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Percentage of total national population is given to the nearest tenth of a percent. Land area statistics exclude freshwater area and are current as of July 1, 2010. Population density is given to two decimal places in persons per square kilometre (except for the territories, whose population density is given to three decimal places).

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