CANADA

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Canada

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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.

Canada is a member of the United Nations, through which it has participated in many peacekeeping missions. It is also a member of NATO and the Commonwealth of Nations.

“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

Graduations

university student graduating

 

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)

Open view of Toronto Young street

 

3. After the Pearl Harbor attack, Canada was the first country that declared war on Japan, even before the U.S

.After the Pearl Harbor attack, Canada

.After the Pearl Harbor attack, Canada

 

4. Canada has several national parks that are bigger than countries like Albania or Israel

Lake Louise, AB

Lake Louise, AB

 

5. Canada is the biggest consumer of macaroni and cheese in the World

Macaroni and Cheese

Macaroni and Cheese

 

6. They have the largest oil reserve after Saudi Arabia and Venezuela

Why Support Alberta Oil

Why Support Alberta Oil

 

7. Most of the bottled water has lower quality than their tap water

Canadian Tap Water

Canadian 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

Santa Claus Reading Letter From Kids

Santa Claus Reading Letter From Kids

 

9. Canada is one of the most peaceful countries in the World; they don’t have any mass destruction weapons

canadian soldiers with kids

Canadian soldiers with kids

 

10. In Canada, the currency has braille markings for the blind people

Canada the currency has braille markings for the blind people

Canada the currency has braille markings for the blind people

Melissa Dimon

Melissa Dimon is recent graduate from University of Texas- Austin and Former Content Marketer at Simple.com and Currently Serving as Editor In Chief For University Magazine

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