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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." As of 2015, Canada is politically divided into 10 provinces: British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick, Quebec and Nova Scotia.

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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.

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