What Country Borders the U.S. on the North?

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The country that borders the U.S. on the north is Canada. The states that share the border in the U.S. are Washington, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Michigan, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

Canada has coastlines on the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean and Arctic Ocean making it the country with the longest coastline. The country is slightly larger than the United States yet it has only 11 percent of the total population of the US. Canada is one of the least densely populated countries while remaining one of the most prosperous countries.

Canada has a literacy rate of 97 percent and a population of 32,225,000. Canada has a robust economy with a focus on industry where it trades in transportation equipment, chemicals, processed minerals, unprocessed minerals and food products. Canada does not have much farm land or agricultural products though it does trade in wheat, barley, oilseed, tobacco, dairy products, forest products and fish. Additionally, Canada exports motor vehicles and parts, aircraft, telecommunications equipment, crude petroleum and industrial machinery.

Canada's southern border touches the northern border of the United States and it does not share a border with any other country though it is close to both Iceland and Greenland.