what year, date and month did canada came as a country?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    March 31, 1949

    Canada is the world's second-largest country by total area, occupying most of northern North America. Extending from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean and northward into the Arctic Ocean, Canada shares land borders with the United States to the south and to the northwest.

    Inhabited first by aboriginal peoples, Canada was founded as a union of British colonies (some of which were formerly French colonies). Canada gained independence from the United Kingdom in an incremental process that began in 1867 and ended in 1982; it remains a Commonwealth Realm.

    The name Canada comes from a word in the language of the St. Lawrence Iroquoians, kanata, meaning "village" or "settlement". In 1535, inhabitants of the present-day Quebec City region used the word to direct Jacques Cartier towards the village of Stadacona. Cartier used the word 'Canada' to refer to not only that village, but the entire area subject to Donnacona, Chief at Stadacona; by 1547, maps began referring to this and the surrounding area as Canada.

    The French colony of Canada, New France, was set up along the Saint Lawrence River and the northern shores of the Great Lakes. Later, it was split into two British colonies, called Upper Canada and Lower Canada until their union as the British Province of Canada in 1841. Upon Confederation in 1867, the name Canada was officially adopted for the new dominion, which was referred to as the Dominion of Canada until the 1950s. As Canada increasingly acquired political authority and autonomy from Britain, the federal government increasingly simply used Canada on state documents and treaties. The Canada Act 1982 refers only to "Canada" and, as such, it is currently the only legal (and bilingual) name. This was reflected again in 1982 with the renaming of the national holiday from Dominion Day to Canada Day.

    Canada reached its present size In 1949, the formerly independent Dominion of Newfoundland joined the Confederation as Canada's 10th province.

  • 1 decade ago

    July 1st, 1867 is when the four original provinces came together to form the Dominion of Canada.

    March 31st, 1949 is when the last province (Newfoundland) joined Confederation.

    April 1st, 1999 is when the last territory (Nunavut) was created.

    April 17th, 1982 is when Canada's Constitution was patriated to Canada and signed by the Queen, eliminating the last British government controls on Canadian parliament, and thus giving us total autonomy.

    The common answer is 1867, but 1982 was the date of the last formal step to political independence.

    Source(s): Two painfully boring Canadian political science courses at university.
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Canada officially became as a Country on July 1st, 1867.

    Source(s): Heritage Canada
  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    July 1 1867

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