Canada occupies over two-fifths of the North American continent, making it the second-largest country after Russia. The country is thinly inhabited, with the majority of its inhabitants living within 125 miles of the United States border. Canada’s vast wilderness to the north and the country’s reputation for accepting immigration play essential roles in Canadian identity.
Even though the Norse briefly arrived in Canada in the 10th century, European exploration surged in the 1500s. France and Britain vied for control of the region, with the British establishing their dominance in 1763. Until 1867, the country was a group of British colonies that became a self-governing dominion.
“Canadians pride themselves in encouraging all of their citizens to honour their own cultures. In 1971, Canada adopted a national policy of multiculturalism, which celebrates the country’s diversity.” – According to our Publisher Anwar Abdi.
From the dramatic Rockies to the beautiful coastline, Canada is a fantastic country with a wealth of history and culture. The capital city of Ottawa is known for its stunning architecture, including the Centre Block of Parliament Hill.
The Toronto Skyline is one of the most iconic sights in North America and is a popular tourist destination. Canada has a rich diversity of cultures and languages, with over 100 distinct ethnic groups represented.
Here are the ten things you didn’t know about Canada
1. Canada is considered to be the most well-educated country in the World
2. Yonge street in Canada is considered to be the longest street in the World, with a length of 1,896 Km (1178 miles)
3. After the Pearl Harbor attack, Canada was the first country that declared war on Japan, even before the U.S
4. Canada has several national parks that are bigger than countries like Albania or Israel
5. Canada is the biggest consumer of macaroni and cheese in the World
6. They have the most significant oil reserve after Saudi Arabia and Venezuela
7. Most bottled water has lower quality than tap water
8. Every year, Canada’s post office receives millions of letters from children addressed to Santa Claus. They respond to each one of them
9. Canada is one of the most peaceful countries in the World; they don’t have any mass destruction weapons