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Canada (pronounced: /ˈkænədə/) is a country occupying most of northern North America, extending from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west and northward into the Arctic Ocean. It is the world's second largest country by total area and shares land borders with the United States to the south and northwest.
Religion in Canada
Religious pluralism is an important part of Canada's political culture. In the 2001 census, most Canadians, 77.1% of respondents, identified themselves as Christians. Roman Catholicism is the largest Christian denomination, (43.6% of the population). Popular Protestant denominations are the United Church of Canada (9.5%), Anglicanism (6.8%), the Baptist church (2.4%) and Lutheranism (2%)
Sikhs have been in Canada since 1897. One of the first Sikhs to immigrate to Canada, a retired British soldier, arrived following Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. Many Sikhs who immigrated to Canada were already loyal subjects of the British Empire, having served in the army and often having come from India or one of Britain's African colonies.
Statistics on religion from 2001 census
- Christians - 77.1%
- No religion - 16.5%
- Muslims - 2%
- Jews - 1%
- Buddhists - 1%
- Hindus - 1%
- Sikhs - 0.9%
|This page uses content from the English Sikhi Wiki. The original article was at Canada. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with the Religion-wiki, the text of Sikhi Wiki is available under the GNU Free Documentation License.|