Fun and interesting facts about the Country and people of Canada. Random bits of information for your fun and amusement.
From Canadian inventions, Canadian History to the history of the Stanley Cup, Grey Cup and even the Television.
Publication Date:Dec 28 2010
ISBN/EAN13:1456505963 / 9781456505967
Binding Type:US Trade Paper
Trim Size:8" x 10"
Related Categories:History / Canada / General
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Here are a few interesting facts from the book for you:
• An unusual fact about Canada is its name origin, it comes from a St. Lawrence Iroquoian word, kanata, which means village or settlement.
• An interesting fact about Canada is that it's the world's second largest country area wise (including its waters), and fourth largest in land area.
• It also has the longest coastline in the world, about 243,000 km’s in length.
• The country shares the world's longest common border with the United States of America, which is also the only unprotected border in the world
• An interesting fact for kids is that Canada is widely believed to be the home of Santa Claus.
• The belief that the North Pole is owned by Canada is false. No country owns the North Pole.
• Canada is also the largest producer of a refreshingly sweet dessert wine called Icewine.
It features in the list of top five world's producers of gold, copper, zinc, nickel, aluminum, and natural gas.
• A funny fact about Canada's city of Montreal, sometimes called The City of Churches, is that it has more churches than houses!
• Canada is also home to the world's smallest jail, located in Ontario. It is only 270 square feet
• It also has the highest tertiary education enrollment in the world, which includes locals as well as international students
• Toronto is the largest city of Canada, with a population of more than 5 million people. Toronto dwellers hold more university degrees than any other big city in the world.
Despite being a really big country, it has the fourth lowest population density in the world, with only three people living per square kilometer! Almost half of the population in Canada were born in other countries.
Here's a weird fact about Canada, it produces so much energy, that it provides it to the US
The Ice Hotel in Quebec, known as Hotel de Glace is created every year using 400 tons of ice and 12,000 tons of snow. It melts away every summer and is recreated every winter.
• Canada has just one desert in British Columbia, towards the southernmost corner of the Okanagan Valley in Osoyoos.
• The desert is only 15 miles long, with over 100 rare plants, and over 300 rare animals. It is also the only desert in the world that has a long boardwalk, for people to walk on!
• Canadian winter temperatures fall below freezing point, with snow covering some parts of the country for nearly six months!
• In 1883, the baseball glove was invented in Canada.
• Many inventions including basketball, the electric light bulb, the electric range, the electron microscope, the telephone, standard time, the television, and the zipper, and the first snowmobile were invented in this remarkable country
• The Niagara Falls, one of the largest and most popular waterfalls is in Ontario
• Half of Canada is covered with forests, which should not be surprising, considering one-tenth of the world's forests are here. It is also home to the polar and the grizzly bear.
• Canada has two national sports; Lacrosse as the country's national summer sport, and Ice Hockey as the national winter sport. Its citizens invented the game of Lacrosse
• Canada is also known to have the highest quality of life in the world, according to the United Nations Human Development Index.
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