Do you know that the only enclosed captivity for polar bears is found in Canada? Amuse yourself with 25 interesting facts about Canada with our infographic.
1) Canada is the world’s second largest country. It has 9,984,670km2 total land area and 6 different timezones.
2) Its Yonge Street in Ontario is the world’s longest street.
3) Measuring a distance of almost 2000kms, the street starts at Lake Ontario, runs north through Ontario and extends to the Minnesota border.
4) Canada has the world’s longest coastline of 202080kms (125570mi).
5) Over 30000 lakes are found in Canada alone.
6) Canada is the largest supplier of oil in the US with almost a million barrels exported daily to the US’ southern part.
7) Canada is one of the most scholarly countries in the world
8) More Canadians attend college compared with those from other countries. Literary rate is more than 99%
9) Second to Paris, Montreal is the largest French speaking city in the world.
10) Winters in Canada can be very cold. Temperatures can drop as low as -40 degrees Celsius ( – 40 degrees Fahrenheit) in some parts of the country.
11) Home of 15,000 polar bears which earns it the title of being the polar bear capital of the world
12) The world’s only enclosed captivity for polar bears is found in Canada’s northern town of Churchill, Manitoba. The polar bears are kept in a former aircraft storage hangar.
13) The character Winnie the Pooh is inspired by ‘Winnipeg,’ a Canadian bear cub.
14) Canada’s forest makes up 10% of the total forest in the world.
15) The world’s smallest jail, measuring at 24.3 sq metres is found in Ontario, Canada.
16) Basketball was created in Canada by James Naismith.
17) Avril Lavign, not Justin Bieber, is the most famous Canadian star.
18) Canadian Pop Singer Justin Bieber was once the world’s most followed person in Twitter.
19) Canadians consume Kraft Dinner (KD) 55% more than the Americans do, making it the country’s top-selling grocery item.
20) According to studies, Canadians are the second happiest people in the world with more and more Canadians getting happier every day.
21) David Thomson, chairman of media company Thomson Reuters, is the Richest Man in Canada with a total net worth of $20.3 billion.
22) Canadian $1 and $2 are formerly called ‘Loonies’ and ‘Tonnies’ respectively.
23) Canada’s minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism has formally awarded Santa Claus a Canadian citizenship status.
24) You can write Santa Claus using his postal address at North Pole, Ho Ho Ho.
25) Canada set a new record of 14 golds in 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic and became the top for the most gold medals won for Winter Olympics