Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. It has ten provinces and three territories. The country is the second largest in the world regarding land area. The capital city of Canada is Ottawa, but the largest city is Toronto.
There are two official languages in Canada—French (French Canadian) and English. Additionally, there are numerous regional languages that are recognized. Additionally, nearly 6.8 million Canadians list a non-official language as their preferred language. In schools, most students are taught both English and French.
- We can attribute many important inventions to those of Canadian origin. Among many other things, it is where the Walkie-Talkie, standard time, the snowmobile, the prosthetic hand, the snow blower and basketball came from.
- George Vancouver, a famous navigator, sailed with Captain James Cook on his voyage to the South Sea (1772-1775) and the Northwest Coast (1776-1780). The city of Vancouver and Vancouver Island were named after him.
- Many people are mistaken in thinking that Canada owns the North Pole, therefore, Santa Claus is believed to be from Canada. However, the North Pole is unowned territory.
- In Canada, over half the population has college degrees, making it the most educated country in the world.
- Canada is well known for cold temperatures, especially during winter. The lowest temperature ever recorded in Canada was -81.4 degrees Fahrenheit.
- There are more lakes located in the country of Canada than there are in the rest of the world combined.
- Canada has more coastline than any other country in the world—although it is a cold country, it can be a good place to visit for those who appreciate the beach!