Friday 1 July 2011

Here are some interesting facts about Canada on Canada Day July 1st.... Happy Canada Day.

Canada covers 9,984,670 square kilometres, or 7 percent, of the earth's surface.

The lowest temperature ever recorded in Canada was -63 degrees Celsius

Almost 400,000 Canadians have dual citizenship

Canada has 6 timezones

Ottawa is the second coldest capital in the world (the first is Ulaanbatar, Mongolia).

Lake Ontario is the size of Switzerland

90% of the Canadian population lives within 160 klm of the United Stated border

The name "Canada" is derived from the Huron-Iroquois language and means settlement or village

About 89% of Canada is uninhabitable because of the extreme climate

The trans-canada highway is the longest national highway in the world at 7,841 klm.

As of April 1, 2011, Canada's population was estimated at 34,349,200

Canada has the longest coastline in the world at 243,792 klm

Canada is officially on the metric system but most builders and contractors use the Imperial system!

Inventions by Canadians include: the dental mirror, electric car, fathometer, 5 pin bowling, frozen fish (Duh!), electron Microscope, goalie mask, green ink, IMAX, The Jolly Jumper and the Zipper!

In Canada, if a debt is higher than 25 cents, it is illegal to pay it with pennies.

Smarties, Crispy Crunch, Coffee Crisp and Apple pie are products from Canada.

Dont forget Superman, Ski-doo's Jet Ski's, Velcro, Insulin, penicillin, and Short Wave Radio's were all invented by Canadians...

Follow my list of interesting facts about Australia on Australia Day on the 26th of January  ;-)

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