How Many States Are in Canada?

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There are no “states” in Canada; rather, the country’s administrative divisions are referred to as “provinces.” Canada is politically divided into 10 provinces: British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick, Quebec and Nova Scotia.

Canada is situated north of the United States in the northern North American continent. The country implements a mixed form of government, which constitutes a parliamentary democracy, a constitutional monarchy and a federation. While the prime minister serves as head of government, the ruling monarch of the United Kingdom is the head of state.

The 10 administrative provinces of Canada are self-governing, although they are still subject under federal law. The three Canadian territories, which include Yukon, Nunavut and Northwest Territories, are directly under the control of the federal government.