Canada takes up about two-fifths of the North American continent, making it the second-largest country in the world after Russia. The country is sparsely populated, with most of its residents living within 125 miles of the U.S. border. Canada’s expansive wilderness to the north plays a large role in Canadian identity, as does the country’s reputation of welcoming immigrants.
Although the Norse briefly settled in Canada during the 10th century, European exploration accelerated in the 1500s. France and Britain angled for control over the region, with the British cementing their dominance in the year 1763. The country was a collection of British colonies until it became a self-governing dominion in 1867.
“Canadians pride themselves in encouraging all of their citizens to honor their own cultures. In 1971, Canada adopted a national policy of multiculturalism, which celebrates the country’s diversity.” – According to our Publisher Anwar Abdi
Here are the 10 things you didn’t know about Canada
1. Canada is considered to be the most well-educated country in the World
2. The 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 largest oil reserve after Saudi Arabia and Venezuela
7. Most of the bottled water has lower quality than their tap water
8. Every year Canada’s post office receives millions of letters from children, that are 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