Canada - The second largest country in the world

Canada – The second largest country in the world

Did you know that Canada – is the second largest country in the world?

Did you know that the name ‘Canada’ comes from the Huron-Iroquois word ‘Kanata’, meaning ‘village’ or ‘settlement’?

Did you know that there are 6 different time zones across Canada?

The Canadian Royal Mint created a coin with the face value of $1 Million. The coin itself is made of 99.99% gold and weighs over 220 lbs (100 kgs).

About 30% of Canada’s total landmass is occupied by forest.

Canada’s flag became official on February 15, 1965, almost 100 years after it became a country in 1867. Canada has used approximately 13 different flag designs since 1497 before the Maple Leaf.

The Canada / USA border is the longest international border in the world without any military defences.

After Paris, Montreal is the largest French speaking city in the world.

Basketball was invented by Canadian James Naismith in 1891.

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

60% of the world’s polar bear population live in Canada.

Canadians use British English spelling and not American spelling.

Queen Elizabeth II is the Canadian Head of State.

For more facts about Canada, have a listen to this podcast where Sue interviews Judy and Barbara, two proud Canadian ladies, over for a stay in France.

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