Interesting facts about Canada: May series:

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Interesting facts about Canada
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Before we begin our daily fact series, just go through some basic facts about Canada:

  1. Name: Canada.
  2. Continent: North America.
  3. Capital: Ottawa 
  4. Moto: A Mari Usque Ad Mare “From Sea to Sea”
  5. Anthem:  O Canada
  6. Official Languages: English and French
  7. Independence from the UK: July 1, 1867
  8. Monarch: Elizabeth II
  9. Prime Minister:  Justin Trudeau

Interesting facts about Canada:

Entire Canada is spread over 9,984,670 sq km and it comprises six time zones.

The West Edmonton Mall, once the largest in the world is now the fifth largest indoor shopping mall. It still claims the title as having the largest indoor amusement park

The Blackberry Smartphone was developed in Ontario, at Research In Motion’s Waterloo offices.

Canada became a nation on July 1, 1867 when the British Parliament had legislated the British North America Act.

Interesting facts about Canada:

Canadian’s use the word ‘eh’ very often. They use it in almost every sentence. The word is generally an exclamation used to express a feeling especially a surprise, agreement or an enquiry about something.

Canada also is home to 48 national parks and reserves, 167 historical sites and 4 marine conservation areas.

In Canada, a unique winter festival is celebrated featuring ice sculpture, snow playgrounds, skating and various sporting events. This transforms the entire capital city into a winter wonderland. It is attended by 1.6 million.

Canada loves playing Hockey and Lacrosse. These games are declared as national games. Hockey which is also known as Ice Hockey is played during winters, while Lacrosse is played during the summers.

Interesting facts about Canada:

Canadian’s love watching television. On average Canadians watch 21 hours of television per week. It’s also believed that more than 130,000 Canadian’s do have TV’s in their bathrooms.

The longest freshwater beach in the world is in Canada and it’s Wasaga beach. It is located at the southern end of Ontario’s Georgian Bay. It’s long sandy beach is a popular summer tourist holiday destination.

Canada’s capital is Ottawa which is the second oldest capital in the world. The first oldest capital is Moscow of Russia.

Interesting facts about Canada:

Canada has the longest highways in the world. The highway is called the Trans-Canada Highway which spreads around 7,600+ Kilometers in length.

Canda also has an enormous amount of water resources. The country has almost about 9 % of the world’s renewable water supply!

Canada is also known for cold winters. It has recorded the coldest temperature of -63 C (-81.4 F) in the small village of the snag in the year 1947. This roughly close to the temperature as the surface of Mars!

Canada also has the largest coastline in the world. The coastline of Canada stretches at 243,977 kilometres, i.e about 151,600 miles.

Interesting facts about Canada:

Apart from Maple syrup, Poutine is Canadian’s favourite thing. It’s a dish that includes french fries and cheese curds that are topped with a thick brown gravy. This dish originated in the Canadian province of Quebec.

Canadians love two things so much than anything else. One is Maple Syrup and the other is Poutine. These are the two things Canadians love to the core.

Canadians love maple syrup. Québec a predominantly French-speaking province in eastern Canada is the world’s largest manufacturer of maple syrup.

Canada is the biggest producer of flax seeds in the world. It produces almost 875,000 tonnes of flax a year, which is more than double the production of the second-biggest producer in the world i.e. Kazakhstan.

Canada is a greener nation with an abundance of trees. In fact, Canada contributes about 30 per cent of the World’s boreal forest and 10 per cent of the earth’s total forest cover.

In Churchill Canada, people leave their cars unlocked with an intention to help pedestrians escape encounters from Polar Bears.

Canda is one of the most educated nations in the world. More than half of the Canadians have College degrees.

Interesting facts about Canada:

Almost about 1.4 Million people in Canada are Aboriginal. These include: ‘Indian’ People, Metis and Inuit. It also has a separate day for celebration in the name of these people and hence, June 21 is celebrated as ‘National Aboriginal Day’ in Canada.

Nine out of ten Canadians live on the US-Canada border region. which is up to 200 kilometres from the United States of America/ Canada border.

Six cities in Canada have a population of more than one million. These six cities include Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa.

Canada derives its name from the Huron-Iroquois word ‘KANATA’, which means ‘village’ or ‘settlement’ or ‘Village’.

Some of the famous Canadian Celebrities include James Cameron, Jim Carry, Justin Bieber, Ryan Reynolds and Celine Dion.

Interesting facts about Canada:

Canadian’s love travelling and their favourite holiday destinations include the United States of America, Mexico and Cuba.

Most of the travellers arriving in Canada come from the United Kingdom, the United States of American and France.

Canada is the largest country in terms of area in the entire Western hemisphere. Furthermore, it’s also the second-largest nation after Russia in terms of area and size.

Canada is one of the few countries that has the highest literacy rate. In Canada, the literacy rate is 99 per cent. This means almost all of the citizens of Canada can read and write.

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