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5 interesting facts about Canada

If the following curiosities do not prove to be new to you, check out our special CANADA FACTS QIUZ below, which contains even more information about Canada.

  1. Canada is a huge stretch of forest

There are 348 million hectares of forest growing on the territory of Canada. This is a sufficient area to cover the areas of Japan, Great Britain, Italy, Germany, France, Syria, Cameroon, Poland, South Korea and Sweden. Together.

  1. The name „Canada” comes from a simple linguistic mistake

All the guilty are the French, or actually one of them – traveler Jacques Cartier. In 1536, he stayed among the Iroquois tribe, learning about their culture and customs. Often he heard from them the term „kanata”, which means a hut or shelter. He mistakenly took this name for the country in which he was.

  1. There are more people in California than in Canada

Although Canada is more or less as large as the US, fewer people live on its territory than just in California. This country is the second in terms of size, and only 36 in terms of population, for comparison Poland is the 69th in terms of area and 33 in terms of population.

  1. One of the national parks in Canada is larger than Switzerland

Wood Buffalo National Park in Alberta has nearly 45,000 square km. This means it is larger than Switzerland. If Wood Buffalo were a state, it would take 130th place in the world in terms of space, just behind Estonia and before Denmark.

  1. There is a prison for bears in Canada

Located on the west bank of the Hudson Bay, the small town of Churchill is known for its fairly large number of polar bears. The city is sometimes called the World Capital of Polar Bears. Frequent visits that these mammals make to residents of the city forced the authorities to open the first in the world prison for bears. Caught on sneaking into the residents’ premises in search of food, they are transported and kept in a hangar in the northern part of the city. They are hungry in a closure, and only water is served to them. This is to discourage further visits to the city.

How much do you know about Canada?

As you see Canada is rich in culture and nature. Are you ready to take our QUIZ?!


1. 1. What is the longest river of Canada?
2. 2. Largest city of Quebec?
3. 3. What is the Canadian national motto?
4. 4. Which province’s shield is it?

5. 5. Canada’s two emblems are:
6. 6. Which bird was known as the the Duck Hawk in North America?
7. 7. The Province of Canada was divided into:
8. 8. What is the Canada’s largest rodent?
9. 9. What is Big Joe Mufferaw famous for?
10. 10. After which bird is the Canadian one dollar coin called?
11. 11. Which area of Canada has less gravity than the rest of the world?
12. 12. Which province entered confederation as the tenth in 1949?

Canada basic facts and information

Canada is a country located in North America, extending from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west and the Arctic Ocean in the north. In the south and north west borders with the United States. Canada is the second country in the world in terms of area (after Russia).

The area of ​​present Canada has been inhabited for thousands of years by Indian and Inuit tribes. At the end of the 15th century, British and French expeditions explored the entire Atlantic coast of Canada, which caused their gradual settlement by British and French citizens. In 1867 four colonies belonging to British North America adopted the Canadian Confederation and established a new state – Canada. The gradual process of independence from the United Kingdom reached a climax in 1982, when the adoption of the new Canada Act broke the last ties of dependence on the British Parliament.

Canada still remains a constitutional monarchy, with Elisabeth II as head of state and maintains parliamentary democracy. Canada is a bilingual and multicultural country in which two official languages ​​are at the federal level: English and French (in their Canadian varieties). Canada is an industrialized and technologically advanced country with a diversified economy highly dependent on its own natural resources and trade – especially with the United States with which Canada has a lasting and numerous relationship.

Canada climate type and weather

The climate in Canada is diverse and depends on the latitude. There is a subpolar and polar climate in the north of Canada. In the center of the country there is a continental cool climate, while in the south it is moderately warm. In the region of the Cordilleras we will meet the mountain climate. One of the most important factors shaping the climate of Canada is the cold Labrador Current and the warm North-Pacific Current.

Canada temperature

There is a very large temperature range between the northern and southern parts of the country. So in northern Canada the average July temperature is -5 ° C, and in the south 21 ° C. In January, temperatures range from -35 ° C in the north of the country to 1-4 ° C in the south-west. The largest rainfall occurs in Kordylierach. Their annual sum is about 6000 mm. On the coast are about 1000 mm, and in central Canada from 300 to 500 mm.

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