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1 mile = 1.6km, so how is it possible that the area values given in Square Miles are all less than half of the areas given in Square Kilometres? For example, if Canada's total area is 9,984,670km squared, it's total area in miles squared should be 6,240,419mi squared. The actual value given is 3,855,171mi squared.Gh0ti-2 (talk) 15:24, 21 January 2010 (UTC)
Because 1 square mile = 2.589 square kilometres; this is because 1.6 has to be squared (1.62=2.6) when discussing area (hence the term square km / mi). You will then find that the math works out quite well. Arsenikk(talk) 17:27, 21 January 2010 (UTC)
Aha. Thanks for clearing that up - Maths never was my strong suit. Gh0ti-2 (talk) 21:48, 21 January 2010 (UTC)
This article needs verification. The use of reference footnoting on the Mi2 columns imply that the conversions were provided by the Government source, but I find no such. The conversions were likely calculated by a Wiki author. As example Alberta lists as having more land area than total area in square miles!!! The incorrect figure of 275,000 goes back years. The correct figure should be roughly 248K Mi2. Other figures will likely have some rounding errors. BTW if the wiki article on the Mile is correct of this date the square would be sqr(1.609344) = 2.589988110336 = 2.589988 Km2/Mi2-statute. Anyway if a wiki author does the conversion (as I suspect happened) please footnote the conversion factor. GardenMulch (talk) 15:44, 24 January 2010 (UTC)
Perhaps I'm missing something obvious here, but surely each of the provinces (other than Alberta and Saskatchewan) have coastal waters that fall within their boundaries? Or is water below the low-tide mark "federal" only? Andrew Gwilliam (talk) 05:45, 7 July 2011 (UTC).
Territorial waters belong to Canada, which is to say "The Queen in Right of Canada" (a.k.a. the federal government). Provinces have no jurisdiction starting at the high water mark. It's a strange concept for us "Central Canadians" inasmuch as we have huge inland waterways which are patrolled by the OPP and Sûreté du Québec, as well as Coast Guard, RCMP and CBSA where they form the border (and corresponding US agencies, of course). 184.108.40.206 (talk) 16:41, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
I am Roberto456 and I removed the Mistakes from this article: List of provinces and territories in Canada by area.Please
go to the talk page now. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 21:09, 8 February 2016 (UTC)