Canada Fun & Facts

Canada Facts: Here you find out the latest, amazing and interesting fun and facts like; Geography, Maps, Flag, History, Current ruler, Area, Population, Capital, Largest cities, Languages, Race, Religion, Literacy rate and Economy of it.

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  • Canada is the second largest country in the world, right after Russia.
  • Canada is the World's Most Educated Country: over half its residents have college degrees.
  • Canada's lowest recorded temperature was -81.4 degrees Fahrenheit (-63 C) in 1947.
  • Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world's lakes combined.
  • Canada consumes more macaroni and cheese than any other nation in the world.
  • Residents of Churchill, Canada, leave their cars unlocked to offer an escape for pedestrians who might encounter Polar Bears.
  • Prostitution is legal in Canada. Buying the services of a prostitute is not.
  • The first Canadian casualties of the Afghanistan war were from an American pilot bombing a training exercise.
  • Licence plates in the Canadian Northwest Territories are shaped like polar bears.
  • In 2010, a Canadian man rescued a newborn baby from a dumpster, only to find out he was the father.
  • Canada has the largest coastline in the world.
  • In Newfoundland, Canada, the Atlantic Ocean sometimes freezes so people play hockey on it.
  • Every Christmas, one million letters are addressed to Santa Claus at his own postal code: "H0H 0H0, North Pole, Canada."
  • With 1,896 km (1,178 mi), the Yonge Street in Canada, is the longest street in the world.
  • The Mall of America is owned by Canadians.
  • The U.S. / Canada Border is the longest international border in the world and it lacks military defense.
  • Canada has no weapons of mass destruction since 1984 and has signed treaties repudiating their possession.
  • After the attack on Pearl Harbor during WWII, Canada declared war on Japan before the U.S. did.
  • "Canada" is an Iroquoian language word meaning "Village."
  • Canada's official phone number is 1-800-O-CANADA.
  • Large parts of Canada have less gravity than the rest of Earth. The phenomenon was discovered in the 1960s.
  • Police Departments in Canada give out "positive tickets" when they see people doing something positive.
  • Americans have invaded Canada twice, in 1775 and 1812. They lost both times.
  • Canada has the third largest oil reserves of any country in the world after Saudi Arabia and Venezuela.
  • The third country in space, after The U.S. and the USSR, was Canada, which was considered to have the most advanced space program in 1962.
  • In Canada, Mexico, India, Russia and Israel, bank notes have Braille-like markings on them for the blind.
  • Canada has fewer people than Tokyo's metropolitan area.
  • During WWII, Canada gave out buttons to people who tried to enlist but were refused due to medical reasons to show their willingness to fight.
  • The Eiffel Tower was almost temporarily relocated to Canada in 1967.
  • Canada consumes the most doughnuts and has the most doughnut shops per capita of any country in the world.