Canada is synonymous with the big red maple leaf, which is proudly flaunted on its flag. The maple leaf is a quintessential symbol of Canada that represents its culture, continuing life and beauty. Sprawled across the continent of North America, Canada is the second largest country in the world in terms of total area. It shares its land borders with the USA and the US state of Alaska. Flanked by three oceans on its three sides, the Atlantic Ocean on the east, the Pacific Ocean on the west and the Arctic Ocean to the north, it has the longest coastline in the world at 202,080 kilometers (125,570 miles). One of its topographic wonders, Canada is home to the largest number of lakes in the world that add up to 2,000,000 in numbers, and hold much of the world’s fresh water. Canada is enriched with natural marvels that add to its raw beauty.