It is a common piece of knowledge that Canadian people are some of the nicest people in the world. However, located in the Northern part of North America, Canada is known for much more than its generous and friendly population.
It is also the world’s largest country in terms of the total area.
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Today we have rounded up some interesting facts about Canada and Canadians.
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Facts About Canada
1. Canada is the most educated country in the world
About 56% of Canada’s total population has a degree after high school. It is more than that of Japan, which is around 50%.
2. Land of lakes
Canada has more than 3 million lakes, which is more than the whole world combined. They also have 20% of the world’s fresh water.
3. Canada’s lowest recorded temperature is even less than that of Mars
Canada’s lowest recorded temperature is 63 degree Celsius, which is even lesser than that of Mars.
4. Only 10% of Canada’s land is inhabited
Around 90% of Canada’s land is uninhabited. Canada is a bit larger than America but has only 11% of America’s population.
5. Canada has the largest coastline in the world
The coastline measure almost 202,080 km which makes it the longest in the world.
6. Canada has 10% of the world’s forest
Canada has 396.9 million hectares of forest.
7. Canada has a huge variety of insects
Canada is home to 55,000 different species of insects.
8. Canada was named by a French explorer
When a French explorer Jacques Cartier came to Canada a local invited him to his “Kanata”(village). He mistakenly thought that the name of the country is Canada.
9. Canada has 6 time zones
Canada has a total area of 9,984,670 sq km and comprises of 6 time zones.
10. Canada is home to 2000 km street
Canada has the longest street in the world, around 2000 km in length. The street is called Tongue street and it starts at Lake Ontario and ends at Minnesota.
So these were some amazing facts about Canada.
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