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Monday, 12 February 2018

Canada Interesting facts

Canada is a country located in the northern part of North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometers (3.85 million square miles), making it the world's second-largest country by total area. Here are some interesting facts about Canada:

After Russia, Canada is the second largest country in the world.

Canada is the world’s most educated country with over half of its population have college degrees.

In 1947, Canada’s lowest temperature recorded was – 63-degree Celcius.

Canada has more lakes than all the lakes in the world combined.

Canada consumes the most macaroni and cheese than any other nation in the world.

Residents of Churchill, Canada, leave their cars unlocked to offer an escape for pedestrians who might encounter Polar Bears.

Licence plates in the Canadian Northwest Territories are shaped like polar bears.

In 2010, a Canadian man rescued a newborn baby from a dumpster, only to find out he was the father.
Canada has the largest coastline in the world.

In Newfoundland, Canada, the Atlantic Ocean sometimes freezes so people play hockey on it.

With 1,896 km (1,178 mi), the Yonge Street in Canada is the longest street in the world.

The Mall of America is owned by Canadians.

The U.S. / Canada Border is the longest international border in the world and it lacks military defense.

Canada has no weapons of mass destruction since 1984 and has signed treaties repudiating their possession.

After the attack on Pearl Harbor during WW2, Canada declared war on Japan before the U.S. did.
"Canada" is an Iroquoian language word meaning "Village."

Police Departments in Canada give out "positive tickets" when they see people doing something positive.

Canada's official phone number is 1-800-O-CANADA.

Large parts of Canada have less gravity than the rest of Earth. The phenomenon was discovered in the 1960s.

Americans have invaded Canada twice, in 1775 and 1812. They lost both times.

Canada has the third largest oil reserves of any country in the world after Saudi Arabia and Venezuela.

The third country in space, after The U.S. and the USSR, was Canada, which was considered to have the most advanced space program in 1962.

In Canada, Mexico, India, Russia, and Israel, bank notes have Braille-like markings on them for the blind.

Canada has fewer people than Tokyo's metropolitan area.

The Eiffel Tower was almost temporarily relocated to Canada in 1967.

Canada consumes the most doughnuts and has the most doughnut shops per capita of any country in the world.

The North American Beaver is the national animal of Canada.

Canada and Denmark have been fighting over an uninhabited island by leaving each other bottles of alcohol and changing their flags since the 1930s.

Ontario, Canada, has more than 250,000 lakes. They contain about 1/5 of the world's fresh water.

There's a service called "Cleaning for a Reason" in the U.S. and Canada that cleans the houses of women with cancer for free so they can focus on their health.

In 2015, a Canadian man was arrested after tying more than 100 balloons to a garden chair and flying over the city of Calgary.

The Hawaiian Pizza was invented in Canada and is the most popular pizza in Australia.

It's estimated that 93,000 Canadians live in the U.S. with expired visas, more than any other group of immigrants.

Dildo is a town on the island of Newfoundland, Canada.

People from Canada can order a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II and have it shipped to them for free.

In Canada, due to a chronic shortage of coinage, playing cards were once used as currency.

Canada is just 1.5% larger in terms of land than the U.S.A.

Before he was the Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau worked as a nightclub bouncer and a snowboarding instructor.

Alternative names proposed for Canada in 1867 were Borealia, Cabotia, Transatlantica, Victorialand, and Superior.

Canada has a strategic maple syrup reserve to ensure global supply in case of emergency.

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