50 Fascinating Facts about Canada

Directly located above the United States in northern North America, Canada is a large country with a population of over 48 million people. Ten provinces and three territories make up the country. It is the world's second-largest country, with an area of about 10 million square kilometers. Only 33.4 million population call Canada home, making it the 35th most populous country in the world. Ottawa, the capital of Canada, has a population of 883,391. The official languages of Canada are English and French. The vast majority of Canadians speak English, whereas Quebecois speak French. The country's Constitution guarantees freedom of religion, which has no official religion. About 67.3% of Canadians identify as Christian, making it the most prevalent religion in the country. In other words, Canada has a relatively high GDP and uses the Canadian dollar as its official currency unit. This country's flag consists of only two primary colors: blue and yellow. Two red stripes surround a white stripe. The red maple leaf in the center of the white stripe represents Canada's love of the outdoors.

Fascinating Facts

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At $1.844 trillion, Canada has the world's 11th-highest nominal GDP. It ranks 10th worldwide for nominal GDP per capita at $52,364.
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Canada's economy is based on its abundance of natural resources and trading networks, and it thrives as a result. The country's economy has grown due to its considerable trade with the United States and several international trade routes.
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The government of Canada is a constitutional monarchy and a parliamentary democracy. Their leader is Her Majesty the Queen, who has reigned since 1952.
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The country has continually ranked high internationally in education, civil rights, economic freedom, and standard of living.
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The United Nations, the Commonwealth of Nations, and NATO are just a few of Canada's international organizations.
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Macaroni and cheese are extremely popular in Canada. More pasta is consumed in Italy than in any other country.
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Over the past 35 years, Canadian mail has not run on Saturdays.
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Oil reserves in Canada are second only to those in Saudi Arabia around the globe.
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Oil reserves in Canada are second only to those in Saudi Arabia around the globe.
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A group of French mystics created Montreal, Canada, in 1837. They relocated to Montreal to begin construction on their concept of a religious city in the Canadian wilderness.
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Although Canada's national sport is lacrosse, ice hockey is the most popular among its citizens.
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Over 3000 lakes may be found throughout the country.
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Because English and French are treated equally in Canadian society, the country is legally recognized as bilingual. This is because of the long history of French settlement in Quebec. The language hasn't altered since they arrived. The remainder of Canada, on the other hand, uses the English language.
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In the lead-up to Christmas, people don ancient clothing and sing carols in the streets. It's a tradition known as "mummering" in some circles.
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Ottawa hosts the annual Winterlude festival, where locals get together to toast the cold weather and fresh snow. In addition to outdoor performances, there will be ice sculptures, ice skating, snow playgrounds, and other festive activities.
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In addition, Canada Day is a national holiday in the country. Every year, on or around July 1, Canadians celebrate the holiday by setting off fireworks, drinking beer, and donning patriotic red and white garb.
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Every year, the city of Quebec hosts the Quebec Winter Carnival. A festival is held during the final week before the Easter season begins to celebrate one more time before the fast begins. Partygoers drink, eat, and socialize with one another.
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James Naismith, a Canadian, was the man who came up with the idea for basketball. In Boston, he came up with the idea for the game with a group of fellow students.
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In Canada, immigrants account for a large percentage (almost 22% of the population).
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Over 7604 kilometers long, Canada's Trans-Canada highway is the country's main artery. It is the world's longest highway.
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Canadians enjoy the best quality of life in the world, making it an ideal environment to raise a family.
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In Montreal, Canada, there are more churches than residences, and the city has been dubbed "the church city."
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Despite its size as the second-largest country in the world, the country has one of the world's lowest population densities.
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Quebec, Canada, produces 77% of the world's maple syrup.
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Similar to the United States, Canadians observe Thanksgiving. They celebrate not in November but on the second Monday of October.
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Three provinces and ten territories make up the country of Canada.
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Montreal is home to the second-largest French-speaking population in the world. Only Paris, France, beats it in popularity.
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In 2007, the Royal Canadian Mint produced a one-million-dollar gold coin.
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At least 42 percent of Canadians have a college degree, and the country is ranked as the most educated in the world by the World Economic Forum.
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Even though Canada is larger in area than the United States, it only has around 11% of the population of the United States.
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On March 3, 1875, Montreal hosted its first indoor hockey game.
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The board game Trivial Pursuit, IMAX cinemas, and motorized wheelchairs are some of the significant Canadian inventions.
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In 1982, Canada became a sovereign nation for the first time in its history.
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It is said that Ogopogo has been sighted in Okanagan Lake. It's Canada's version of the Loch Ness Monster."
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Canada's literacy rating of 99 percent helps it maintain its position as the world's most educated nation.
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Many dinosaur fossils have been discovered in Dinosaur Provincial Park. Specimens from more than 40 different species have been found in this area.
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Over 20 percent of Canada's population is foreign-born.
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As much as 60% of the world's polar bear population can be found in Canada, which is located there.
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There is a Hollywood in Canada. Hollywood North, as the city is called, is only second to Los Angeles in terms of TV production.
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The red and white flag of Canada, which has a 10-point maple leaf, was introduced in 1965 as a replacement for the Union Jack.
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Every country in the world has a higher number of doughnut shops per capita than Canada.
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Canadians can visit 42 national parks and 167 historic sites.
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Canada's population is concentrated within a 100-mile radius of the US-Canadian border.
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Manitoulin Island, located off the coast of British Columbia, is the world's largest freshwater island.
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Icebergs from Greenland are harvested in Newfoundland and Labrador to make beer, vodka, wine, and beauty goods.
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The Conservative Party, the Liberal Party, the New Democratic Party, and the Bloc Quebecois are the four political parties in Canada.
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The Prime Minister of Canada is not elected directly by the people of Canada. The House of Commons Member of Parliament is the only choice they have to make there. The party leader with the most seats in the House of Commons is usually elected prime minister.
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In 1497, John Cabot became the first European to set foot in what is now Canada.
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Approximately 20,000 years ago, Canada was inhabited by its first inhabitants. Evidence of human activity in this region includes implements unearthed in caves in the northern Yukon.
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Additionally, the country is well-known for its ice wine. This is made by pressing grapes that have been defrosted. There are several occasions where this type of beverage is paired with dessert.

Canada is a fantastic place to travel to or call home. The country has established numerous international links with its recent economic growth and extensive involvement in global trade. Canadians are hard-working, but they also know how to have a good time. The country's diversity results from the wide range of people who immigrated to Canada when it was still a territory. Immigrants make up a big percentage of its population, and the country sees many new arrivals yearly. In large part, this can be attributed to Canada's high level of living and low crime.

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