Key Facts About Canada | AZE STUDY

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Key Facts About Canada | AZE STUDY

  • Ottawa is the Capital of Canada.
  • Canada is the second largest country in the world by total area.
  • Canada’s lowest recorded temperature was -81.4 degrees Fahrenheit (-63 C) in 1947.
  • Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world’s lakes combined.
  • Prostitution is legal in Canada.
  • Canada has the largest coastline in the world.
  • With 1,896 km (1,178 mi), the Yonge Street in Canada, is the longest street in the world.
  • Canada is a sparsely populated country, most of the people live close to the US-Canada border where the main urban areas such as Vancouver, Montreal, Quebec are.
  • Canada’s longest river is the McKenzie River in the North West. The river is 2,635miles or 4,241km long.
  • Canada has the largest waterfalls by water volume. These are the Niagara Falls.
  • Canada shares the longest land border in the world with the United States, totaling 8891 kilometres (5525 miles).
  • The most popular sport in Canada is ice hockey.
  • Calgary hosted the 1988 Winter Olympics, Vancouver the 2010 Winter Olympics and Montreal the 1976 Summer Olympics.
  • The maple leaf is a Canadian symbol and features prominently on the national flag.
  • Canada is a Parliamentary Democracy headed by a Prime Minister. However, it is also a constitutional monarchy with executive authority vested in the Queen.
  • The country’s name is derived from “Kanata”, a Huron-Iroquois word meaning village or settlement.
  • Canada Day commemorates the signing of the British North America Act (today known as the Constitution Act, 1867) which created Canada.
  • Canada’s national anthem, “O Canada” was composed by Calixa Lavallee with lyrics written by Sir Adolphe Basile-Routhier.
  • The Eiffel Tower was almost temporarily relocated to Canada in 1967.
  • People from Canada can order a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II and have it shipped to them for free.

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