Facts about Canada

Facts about Canada

  • Canada has the same area like the whole Europe
  • 35-50% of all music broadcast on Canadian radio must be Canadian
  • 80% of all alcohol consumed in Canada is beer
  • You can write in any language to "North Pole, HOH OHO, Canada" and get a letter back from Santa. Every Christmas, one million letters are addressed to Santa Claus.
  • You can send mail to Canada's government for free
  • 80% of Canadian homes have Internet
  • 8 countries are deemed to be less corrupt than Canada
  • 1/5 Canadians were born outside Canada
  • Canada is the best G20 country in which to be a woman
  • Canada has the world’s longest coastline at 202 080 km
  • A bear cub named Winnipeg was exported from Canada to the London Zoo in 1915. A little boy named Christopher Robin Milne loved to visit Winnipeg (or Winnie for short) and his love for the bear cub inspired the stories written by his father, A.A. Milne, about Winnie-the-Pooh.
  • The Canadian motto, "A Mari Usque ad Mare", means “From sea to sea.”
  • Canada has twice been invaded by the USA, first in 1775 and then 1812.
  • Canada basically got its name by mistake. When Jaques Cartier, a French explorer, came to the new world, he met with local Natives who invited them to their ‘kanata’ (the word for ‘village’). The party mistakenly thought the name of the country was “Kanata” or Canada.
  • Canada is the second largest country in the world, right after Russia.
  • Famous Canadians include Pamela Anderson, Leonard Cohen, Avril Lavigne, Keanu Reeves and Jim Carrey.
  • Canada is the World's Most Educated Country: over half its residents have college degrees.
  • Canada consumes more 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.
  • Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world's lakes combined. About 30,000 lakes.
  • Licence plates in the Nunavut and the Northwest Territories are shaped like polar bears.
  • With 1,896 km, the Yonge Street in Canada, is the longest street in the world.
  • Canada has no weapons of mass destruction since 1984 and has signed treaties repudiating their possession.
  • The average age of the Canadian is 40,5 years.
  • Pekwachnamaykoskwaskwaypinwanik Lake has the longest place name in Canada. The name is Cree for “where the wild trout are caught by fishing with hooks.”
  • Canada has the only town in the world with 2 exclamation marks "Saint-Louis-du-Ha! Ha!"
  • Canada produces 1.5% of the world's food but only consumes 0.6%
  • There are 1453 airports in Canada
  • 31% of Canada is taken up by forests
  • 20% of the world's fresh water is in Canada

1 comment on “Facts about Canada

  1. Great article! I absolutely love Canada after spending some time there a few years ago. 30,000 lakes is an incredible number and so many of these are accessible for my favorite hobby - stand up paddleboarding! Great to see it happening more and more in Canada these days.

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