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Farmland Loss
In Canada, urban expansion mostly takes place on prime agricultural land. Currently, there is about 18,000 square kilometers (or 1.8 million hectares, 4.5 million acres) of land used for urban areas. As the population grows, urban areas will continue to expand depending on how dense those areas will become.
Land Use


Density: Number of people per square km. 0 means the same density as in 2010. 1.5 means 150% of the 2010 density and 2 means double the 2010 density.

Fertility: Total number of children per woman. 2.1 is replacement level.

Immigration: Net immigration as a percentage of the population. Currently in Canada, immigration is running at the 0.8% to 1.0% level.

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