Sunday, July 01, 2007

O Canada

Canada Facts

Canada has more inland waters and lakes than any other country in the world.

The world’s biggest meteor crater is located in New Quebec, Canada.

Canada is an Indian word meaning "village" or "settlement."

Hockey is the national sport of Canada.

Canada is the only country not to win a gold medal in the Summer Olympic games while hosting the event.

Before beginning his movie career Keanu Reeves managed a pasta shop in Toronto, Canada.

Canada has one-tenth of the world's forests.

Winnie, from Winnie the Pooh, was named after a bear at the London Zoo.

There are 42 national parks in Canada.

Canada is the second-largest country in the world

Canada has a population of over 32 million

French is spoken by about 6 million people in Canada.

Canada has the world's longest coastline.

The Mackenzie River is the longest river in Canada.

Canada is north of the 49th parallel of latitude.

Forests cover almost half of Canada.

Mount Logan in the Yukon Territory is Canada's tallest peak at 5,959 metres.

In Canada, if a debt is higher than 25 cents, it is illegal to pay it with pennies.

Canada became a country on July 1st, 1867.

The first prime minister of Canada was Sir John A. Macdonald.

Canada has ten provinces and three territories .

There are more recreational golfers per capita in Canada than any other country in the world.

Canada is a federation of ten provinces (Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and Saskatchewan) and three territories (Northwest Territories, Yukon, Nunavut).

The largest cities in Canada are Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver

The first inhabitants of Canada were native Indian peoples, primarily the Inuit (Eskimo).

During Canada's summers, an average of one tornado every five days is reported in the country, compared to five tornadoes every day in the United States.

Canada's east coast is closer to London than to its own west coast.

The geographic center of Canada is located in the city of Thunder Bay.


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