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CA

The two-character ISO 3166 country code for CANADA.

CA

1. ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code for Canada. This is the code used in international transactions to and from Canadian bank accounts.

2. ISO 3166-2 geocode for Canada. This is used as an international standard for shipping to Canada. Each province and territory has its own code with the prefix "CA." For example, the code for the Territory of Nunavut is ISO 3166-2:CA-NU.
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