Interesting facts about Canada

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Canada is a country located in the northern part of North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres (3.85 million square miles), making it the world’s second-largest country by total area. Canada’s southern border with the United States is the world’s longest bi-national land border. Its capital is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. As a whole, Canada is sparsely populated, the majority of its land area being dominated by forest and tundra. Consequently, its population is highly urbanized, with over 80 percent of its inhabitants concentrated in large and medium-sized cities, many near the southern border. Canada’s climate varies widely across its vast area, ranging from arctic weather in the north, to hot summers in the southern regions, with four distinct seasons. source: WIKIPEDIA.

This is our list of the top 7 interesting facts about canada:

 

7 . 15,500 of the world’s 25,000 polar bears live in Canada.

 

 

Canada has a large number of polar bears, at 15,500 out of the total world population of 25,000. This makes Canada one of the countries with the closest relationship to the species as well as a primary responsibility in their conservation. The bears can be spotted in the northern territories, as well as northern extremities of the provinces of Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec. The warming of the Arctic poses challenges to the polar bears which keep migrating outwards in search of suitable temperatures and food.

source: worldatlas

6. Although it is big, 31% of it is forests.

 

 

Canada is a highly forested country with the forest covering 31% of the whole country, one of the largest forest cover in the world. These forests have contributed to Canada’s position as one of the countries with the cleanest air and has contributed significantly to the economy. Dominant tree species include pine and fir.

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5. Santa Claus had alegitimate postal address in Canada

 

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Did you know that Santa Claus had a legitimate postal address in Canada Send your letter to “H0H 0H0, North Pole, Canada” for free, in any language. Those with a return address will receive a letter back, from Santa’s elves

 

4. The longest street in the world

 

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For a very long time, the Yonge Street, Ontario, Canada, was believed to be the longest street in the world. The popular misconception is due to the conflation of Yonge Street with a highway. The street is actually 86 km long, not 1,896 km.

 

3. Canadians drink more than 22,700,000 hectolitres of beer per year

Moosehead, a popular beer in Canada. Photo: Atomazul / Shutterstock.com
That’s a lot of beer and about 80% of all alcohol consumed is beer. On average this means that one Canadian drinks about 79 liters per year. The place where they drink the most in the country is in the territory of Yukon with an average of 128 liters per person annually.

 

2. Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world combined

 

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There are 3 million lakes in Canada if you include smaller lakes as well. That’s more lakes than what the rest of the world has combined. Another interesting fact here is that they also have 20% of the world’s freshwater here.

1 . Ogopogo (THE CREATURE)

Ogopogo is a creature that some have claimed to have spotted in Okanagan Lake. It is Canada’s version of the Loch Ness Monster.

 

 

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