How Well Do You Know Canada?

I thought I would do a bit of research and explore some interesting facts about Canada. I was surprised by quite a few of these facts, and perhaps you will gain a better understanding of this country, as I did, by reading these facts about Canada.

  1. Canada is the second-largest country on Earth
  2. Its Capital city, Ottawa, is the second coldest on Earth
  3. The Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick is home to the highest tides in the world
  4. Canada has the longest coastline of any country on the planet
  5. Montreal is the world’s second-largest French-speaking city (after Paris)
  6. Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa all have populations of over one million people
  7. Canada possesses 9% of the world’s renewable water supply
  8. Half of Canada is covered in forests (keep in mind it’s the second-largest country on Earth)
  9. Wasaga Beach is the longest freshwater beach on planet Earth
  10. Canada has the fourth lowest population density in the world
  11. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Canada was -63C in 1957 in Snag, Yukon (no thanks)
  12. Canada has the sixth highest life expectancy in the world (at birth)
  13. The TransCanada Highway is the longest on Earth
  14. There are six different time zones in Canada (I really don’t know why)
  15. Three of Canada’s islands are on the list of the top 10 largest islands in the world (Baffin, Ellesmere and Victoria)
  16. Manitoulin Island is the largest freshwater island on the planet
  17. Two of the largest lakes in the world reside in the Northwest Territories – Great Bear Lake and Great Slave Lake
  18. Nunavut takes up one fifth of Canada’s total land area.

These facts come from, which I linked above, and really are rather interesting. I did not know a majority of these facts, and I am pleased I came across the website considering Canada is my home (sorry!).

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