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