For some people, it is considered that Canada is the best country in the world (stats show it is the second-best country in the world, behind Switzerland), widely known for its hockey, maple syrup and the cold winters. Great White North (Canada’s nickname) is truly a spectacular place to visit.
Canada General Facts
Here is Canada’s population, which is 0.48% of the total world population.
Population of Canada in midyear: 37,742,154
Canada’s capital city in Quebec. Many people there speak French there since Quebec was a French colony. Canada (as you might have guessed) is the 2nd coldest country, with the average temperature being -7.14.
In the 2015 international survey, the Reputation Institute discovered that Canada has the best reputation out of the 55 countries in the world with the highest gross domestic product (GDP). Canada is a beautiful country with friendly and welcoming people. The lifestyle there is good, so it is a very good place to live.
Canada Interesting Facts
Did you know that:
- Canada is the largest country in the Western hemisphere and the second-largest country in the world after Russia and borders only one country, the United States of America.
- Canada has the longest coastline in the world with 202,080 km/125,567 miles.
- More than half of all the lakes in the world are located in Canada! The country counts more than 3 million lakes and 31,700 big lakes with an area over 300 hectares. Canada also includes two of the biggest lakes in the world: Great Bear Lake and Great Slave Lake.
- Toronto is Canada’s largest city with 6.2 million people. Montreal, Canada’s second-largest city with 4.2 million inhabitants, is also the second-largest city in the world that has a French-speaking population – after Paris in France.
- Three Canadian islands are among the top ten biggest islands in the world. They are Baffin Islands (more than double the size of Great Britain), Victoria Island and Ellesmere Island (both are roughly the size of England).
Facts from kids-world-travel-guide.
Canada’s history started when a person called Jacques Cartier found Canada in 1534 and named it Canada because it sounded like the word “village” in the Iroquoian language, which was Kanata. Some people went to the land and fished there because when they got home to England there was always lots of fish. Boatloads, in fact. And because there were French people that explored Canada, people there also spoke French. But then a war started with England and France, and the English won. Then all of New France (Canada) belonged to Great Britain. But someone people still speak French today, like the city of Quebec.