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135 Interesting Fun Facts About Canada

By Edited Dec 20, 2013 0 0

Welcome to the board of facts, in this article, we would be considering Canada. Before we move further, I would like you to hear what some notable people said or wrote about this country in one circumstances or the other. Note that these may be either positive or negative but never mind.

 


A Canadian is someone who knows how to make love in a canoe (Pierre Berton)
As far as I am concerned. I wouldn’t want to go to any other country. It’s enough here (Orviel Kruse)
Canada is a country whose main exports are hockey players and cold fronts. Our main exports are baseball players and acid rain
Canadians are the people who learned to live without the bold accents of the natural ego-trippers of the lands (Marshall McLuhan)
I take tips on Canada on a lot of things (Barrack Obama)
I’m so excited about Canadians ruling the world (John Diefenbaker)

Now, below are the amazing facts…

Yonge Street in Ontario, Canada is the longest street in the world covering a distance of 2,000km

Women are more than men in Canada

Until 2007, the CN tower used to be the world’s tallest freestanding structure

Unemployment rate is 15.3%

Total life expectancy is 81.84 years (twelfth in the world rank)

Toronto’s Roger Centre is home to the largest Sony big screen in the world, measuring 10m by 33.6m

Toronto is the largest city in Canada

Toronto dwellers hold more university degrees than any other big cities in the world

Throughout Canada’s history until now, there have been conflicts between English and French speaking Canadians

There is a potato museum in Canada called The Prince Edward Island Potato Museum

There are roughly 2000 licensed radio stations in Canada

There are more donut shops per capita in Canada than any other country

The worst drug in Canada is the dreaded Poutine

The world’s smallest jail is in Ontario, measuring only 24.3 sq m

The vast majority of volcanoes in Western Canada’s Coast Mountains remain dormant

The population growth rate is 0.784%

The only desert in the world with a long boardwalk for visitors to walk on is home to Canada

The oldest national park in Canada is the Bariff National Park

The Notman Photographic Archives at the McCord Museum in Montreal, contains over 450, 000 photographs

The national police force is known as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

The national anthem is ‘ O’ Canada’ (sung with great pride)

The narrowest house in the continent is 6 Donnacona Street in Quebec City and it is only 3.7m wide

The most densely populated part of the country is the Quebec City

The maple leaf flag was adopted by the Parliament in 1965

The majority of Canadians live within 150 miles of U.S border

The lowest point is Atlantic Ocean at 0m

The literacy rate of Canada is over 99%

The leading sources of immigrants are China, the Philippines and India

The last Canadian province is Newfoundland in 1949

The largest outdoor rink in the world is Canada’s Rideau Canal Skateway

The largest national park in Canada is Wood Buffalo Natural Park

The largest known carnivore, a dinosaur called Tyrannosaurus rex, lived in Alberta, Canada

The Internet TLD is .ca

The Horseshoe Falls is one of the most voluminous waterfalls in the world

The highest mountain in Canada is the Mount Logan at 5959m

The highest court is the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa

The government is a federal parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy

The first Prime Minister of Canada was Sir John A. MacDonald

The ethnic groups; British Isles origin (28%), French origin (23%), other European (15%) and Amerindian (2%) other- Asian and African (6%), mixed background (23%)

The currency is Canadian dollars (C$)

The coldest average temperature of any capital city in the world is Ottawa

The calling code is +1

The Blackberry Smartphone was developed in Ontario, Canada

The Big Nickel is the world’s largest coin

The beaver is the national animal

The Bata Shoe museum in Toronto is the world’s largest most comprehensive collection of shoes

The baseball glove was invented in Canada

The Aboriginals were the original inhabitants of Canada

The 4 most active volcanoes in Canada are Mount Meager, Mount Garibaldi, Mount Cayley and   Mount Edziza

Same-sex marriage is legal

Quebec produces more than two-thirds of the world’s maple syrup

Over half of the players in the NHL are Canadians

Ottawa is the capital city of Canada

Ottawa is considered one of the most deadly cities in the continent

North Canada suffer continuous permafrost

Newfoundland was the first part of Canada to be explored by Europeans

Nearly, one-fourth of the world’s fresh water is in Canada

Natural resources from Canada include; iron ore, nickel, lead, gold, potash, diamonds, silver, fish, timber, petroleum, natural gas

Muslims comprises 1.9% of the Canadian population

Montreal, is home to many beautiful churches and it is often called The City of Saints or City of a hundred bell towers

Manitou Lake on Manitoulin Island is the world’s largest lake within a lake

Mackenzie River is the longest river in Canada

Lacrosse is also an official sport of Canada

It is illegal to own a gun in Canada

Irrigated land in Canada comprises 8,550 sq mi

Insulin and painted roads were inventions from Canada

In Canada, every sign must be in both French and English except in Quebec, which is only French

In 1984, Marc Garneau became Canada’s first astronaut

Galaxyland is the world’s largest indoor amusement park

Famous authors in Canada are Margaret Atwood, Lucy Maud Montgomery and Alice Munro

Drumheller has the most dingo bones in the world

Climate varies from temperate to South and arctic in the North

Canada’s money is multi-colored

Canada’s GDP (PPP) is the fourteenth largest at $1.396 trillion

Canada’s first female Chief of justice is Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, elected on 2000

Canada spends about 11% of its GDP on health

Canada spends 4.9% of GDP on Education

Canada sells hydroelectric power to the United States

Canada produces over 60 minerals and metals

Canada produces 350,000 tons of at least 32 varieties of cheese

Canada national sport is Ice Hockey

Canada national motto is “A Mari Usque ad Mare” meaning from sea to sea

Canada is the world’s largest country that borders only one country

Canada is the world’s eleventh largest economy in the world

Canada is the second largest country in the world after Russia

Canada is the largest producer of diamond in the world

Canada is the fourteenth country in the world with the highest obesity rates at 23.1%

Canada is the fifth largest energy producer

Canada is the eighth world’s biggest trader

Canada is one of the world’s largest suppliers of agricultural products

Canada is home to the world’s nethermost settlement, Alert

Canada is home to the moose and grizzly bear

Canada is home to about 55,000 different species of insects

Canada is entirely made of snow and road sand

Canada is covered by one-tenth of the world’s forest

Canada is a native word meaning ‘Big Village’

Canada is a member of the OECD and the G8

Canada is a member of many organizations including NATO, OSCE, OAS and APEC

Canada is a major producer of zinc and uranium

Canada is 186 in the world rank for birthrate

Canada holds the record for the most gold medals ever won at the Winter Olympics

Canada HIV/AIDS victims comprises of only 0.3% of the total population

Canada has two official languages- English and French

Canada has two anthems

Canada has twice been invaded by the USA (1775 and 1812)

Canada has the world’s longest coastline at 202,080 km

Canada has the world’s highest tertiary education enrolment

Canada has the second-largest oil reserves in the world

Canada has the ninth largest economy in the world

Canada has the longest highway in the world at 7604 km

Canada has six time zones

Canada has produced 10 Nobel Laureates in Physics, Chemistry and Medicine

Canada has one of the world’s highest living standards

Canada has one of the lowest population density in the world

Canada has more than 100 national parks and historic sites

Canada has more inland waters than any other country

Canada has an area of 9,984, 670 km

Canada has 31,700 large lakes

Canada don’t have a President but a Prime Minister

Canada contain 9% of the world’s water supply

Canada consist of 10 provinces and 3 territories

Canada comprises eight distinct forest regions

Canada celebrate thanksgiving on October

Canada became a country officially on July 1, 1857

Canada accepts large numbers of refugees- over one in ten of the world’s refugees

As at 1991, 83% of households have a car

As a proportion of its population, Canada t anks twelfth in the world for internet users

Arable land in Canada comprises only 4.57%

Approximately, there are a total of two million lakes in Canada

All Canadians have free access to health care (except dental services)

Alberta has 50% of the world’s bitumen

A Canadian wrote the popular Winnie-the-Pooh

A Canadian invented basketball

81% of the total population lives in the urban area

21.6% of Canadians speak French

16% of Canadians claim to have no religion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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