Sometimes referred to as the “great white north” Canada is a very big country located on the Upper region/part of North America. It is the 2nd largest country in the world and is almost as big as an entire continent. Some people call Canada a “subcontinent”. In this article, we are going to explore 15 really fascinating facts about Canada.
1. Canada’s capital city is called Ottawa and Ottawa is located in the province of Ontario.
2. Ontario is the second largest province in Canada, after the province of Quebec. But Ontario is the most populous province in Canada.
3. The 3rd most populous province in Canada is the province of British Columbia, located in the West Coast of the country, facing the passive ocean.
4. Canada officially became an independent country in 1867.
5. Canada is made up of very large provinces and 10 very large territories and each provinces act as independent countries with rules and their own flag at the provincial level.
6. Canada has 2 official languages: French and English. But English is the most spoken – from coast to coast and French mostly on the East coast of the country.
7. Canada is so big that it has more than 6 different time zones.
8. Canada and the US share the longest border in the world, and for the most part, it is not protected.
9. The 5 largest cities in Canada are the following:
10. Canada has a monarch, the Queen of the UK, Elizabeth II although she is only a symbolic figure in Canada.
11. Canada has more fresh lakes than the US and most countries in the world.
12. Quebec is the most French province in Canada, where French is spoken the most.
13. Alberta is the oil capital of Canada – its where most of Canada’s oil comes from.
14. Canada is one of the richest and most developed countries in the world. It attracts a lot of immigrants even though it is a very cold country in the winter.
15. The United States is the closest ally to Canada and the two depend on each other a lot for trade.
There you go, ladies and gentlemen… 15 facts about Canada, so I hope you learned something.