Canada and Mexico – country comparison | Canada vs Mexico

The following is a comparison between Canada and Mexico, two large countries in North America. Let’s read.

Canada vs Mexico – country comparison

Canada vs Mexico - country comparison
Canada and Mexico map outlines

Which country is bigger, Canada or Mexico?

Canada is a much bigger country. It is five times bigger than Mexico.

  • Area of Canada – around 10 million square kilometers
  • Area of Mexico – 1.964 million square kilometers

Which country is more populous, Canada or Mexico?

  • Population of Canada – around 37 million (2021 census)
  • Population of Mexico – 126 million (2020 census)


Areaaround 10 million square kilometers1.964 million square kilometers
Area rank2nd13th
Populationaround 37 million (2021 census)126 million (2020 census)
Capital CityOttawaMexico City
Largest CityTorontoMexico City
Most spoken languageEnglishSpanish
Most popular sportIce HockeyFootball (association football)
Life expectancy82.7 (UN/2021)70.2 (UN/2021)
CurrencyCanadian dollarMexican Peso
Largest sectorService sectorService sector
National animalBeaver and the Canadian HorseGolden Eagle
National treeThe maple treeTaxodium mucronatum (Montezuma bald cypress)

Top 3 largest cities by population


  1. Toronto
  2. Montreal
  3. Calgary

(Also read: Top 10 largest cities and Metropolitan areas in Canada)

Toronto, Canada
Toronto, Canada


  1. Mexico City
  2. Tijuana
  3. Ecatepec de Morelos

(Also read: Top 10 largest cities in Mexico by population | Mexico’s largest cities)

Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico
Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico


RegionNorth AmericaNorth America
Highest mountainMount Logan (5,959 meters)Pico de Orizaba (Citlaltépetl) (5,636 meters)
Largest IslandBaffin island (507,450 sq km)Tiburón Island (1,200 sq km)
Major RiversMackenzie, Yukon, Saint Lawrence, Nelson, Slave, etc.Río Bravo (Rio Grande), Colorado, Usumacinta, Culiacán, Balsas, Lerma, etc.


Popular places to visitToronto, Montreal, Niagara Falls, Ottawa, Banff National Park, Vancouver, Quebec City, etc.Mexico City, Cancún, Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Chichén Itzá, Playa del Carmen, Zihuatanejo, Tulum, etc.

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