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Last update : 13 February 2019

Canada information

Canada is a country in the northern half of North America.

Capital : Ottawa
Language :  French, English
Currency :  Canadian Dollar
Population : 36 363 600
Area : 9 984 670 km2

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Canada facts

1. Political system – constitutional monarchy.
2. The population density is 3.5 people / km2.
3. The country is 32 times bigger than Poland.
4. The main religion is Christianity, 77%.
5. The highest peak is Logan, 5959 m above sea level.
6. The longest river is MacKenzie.
7. The national tree is Maple.
8. Motto of the country – “From the sea to the sea”.
9. The head of the state is Queen Elisabeth II.

11. Canada is the second largest country in the world.

12. Superman was invented in Canada.

13. Canada is in 6 time zones.

14. In Canada, there is the longest motorway in the world with a length of 7 821 km.

Author: Turyst

15. Canada has the longest coastline of over 202,000 km.

16. Toronto has the world’s largest screen size of 10 mx 34 m.

17. In the city of Sudbury Ontario is the largest coin in the world. It is 9 meters in diameter.

18. Rodney has the smallest prison in the world with only 24.3 square meters.

19. According to the UN, Canadians have the highest quality of life.

Author: MR

20. They invented there: basketball, washing machine, television, telephone, zipper, electron microscope.

21. In New Quebec there is the world’s largest meteorite crater.

22. In Canada, there is 10% of all forests growing on Earth.

23. There are also over 2 million lakes there, constituting as much as 8% of the country’s area.

Author: MR

24. The American-Canadian border is the longest state border in the world. It has 8 893 km.

Author: Oleńka

25. Position in the best world army list:
      – 2015 year – 16 place,
      – 2018 year – 24 place.

26. There are over 64,000 professional soldiers and 24,000 reservists (2018).

27. Number of equipment:
      – 2014 year – 200 tanks, 2700 armored vehicles, 400 jet aircraft and 150 helicopters,
      – 2018 year – 80 tanks, 3000 armored vehicles, 410 jet aircraft and 168 helicopters.

28. Expenses for the army:
      – 2014 year – $18,000,000,000 ,
      – 2018 year – $16,400,000,000 .

29. Maritime fleet …
      – in 2014 , the year was around 228 ships, in 2018 of the year it’s about 27 ships.

Author: Wojak

30. In the province of Quebec there are more than half a million lakes and 4,500 rivers, which is 3% of all fresh water in the world.

Author: ciekawy

31. From Canada comes the most famous and richest teenager – Justin Bieber.

Author: kate

32. Nearly half of all newspapers in the world are printed in the United States and Canada.

33. In the vicinity of Hudson Bay there is the lowest gravity force on Earth.

Author: Katarzyna

34. The Netherlands sends 20,000 tulip bulbs each year to Canada for the support during World War II.

Author: Ola

35. In 1911 it was so cold winter that the waterfall Niagara froze.

36. More than 900 polar bears live near Churchill.

37. As many as 5 of the 10 largest lakes in the world are in Canada.

Author: Beata

38. In Canada, a “snowball” with a diameter of 3.6 meters has been made.

Author: naj

39. Every year, an ice hotel is built in Quebec City.

Author: Witek

40. Canada means “big village” in Indian and Toronto – “meeting place”.

Author: Monika90

41. In the North of Canada, a road was made of compacted ice, 550 km long, on which mainly trucks move.

Author: Hestia

42. In Canada, the roadster writes “mandates of praise” to people who drive according to the regulations.

43. In Canada, there is the longest street in the world – Yonge Street, which is 1 896 km long.

Author: Sylwia

44. In Canada, due to the long distances between cities, to make the transport of goods more efficient, “road trains” are created – trucks that pull up to 12 trailers.

Author: Siwek

45. The penalty for sending spam by an individual is up to $1 million, and for the company – $10 000

46. The Canadian brewery Molson invented an interesting promotion for its countrymen staying on the old continent. In many large European cities, he placed vending machines with beer, which can be obtained for free with a Canadian passport.

Author: Aneta

47. In Canada it is safer than in the USA. The number of homicides is reduced by 50%. In the USA, even in the smallest village there is a gang.

Author: Bianka

48. Until 2007, the highest freestanding building in the world was the CN Tower in Toronto. It has a height of 553 meters. It was opened in 1976.

49. The symbol of Canada is the maple leaf.

50. The highest waterfall in Canada is Della Falls located in Strathcona Park on the island of Vancouver. It has a height of 440 meters.

Author: Grzegorz

51. The most visited tourist attraction of the country is the Niagara Falls (over 14 million people a year).

52. In Québec on the river Sv. Wawrzyńca is the longest cantilever bridge in the world, 549 meters long. The construction started in 1900, and it was completed only 17 years later, due to problems with the construction, which led to two disasters in which dozens of people were killed.

Author: Grzegorz

53. The minimum wage varies from 10.3 $to 12.5 USD depending on the province (data from 2015).

54. The amount of income tax in Canada is 26% – 31% depending on the province.

55. Men and women can retire at the age of 65.

56. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 5.8% .

Author: Daria

57. 39 Canadians have accumulated assets greater than a billion US dollars.

Author: $$$NaBogato$$$

58. The richest of them is David Thomson with assets worth over $25.5 billion (about 98 billion zlotys).

Author: $$$NaBogato$$$

59. In Canada, an average person consumes about 10.2 liters of pure alcohol a year.

60. The national alcohol is Canadian rye whiskey and beer.

Author: AlkoWorld

61. The most beer is beer – 51%, then spirit – 27%, and wine – 22%.

Author: AlkoWorld

62. In this country, compulsory education lasts 11 years.

63. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.

Author: EduKacJa

64. The average IQ level is 99.

Author: EduKacJa

65. National animals are a Canadian beaver and a Canadian horse.

Author: Kos

66. The change from daylight saving time to winter time (turning clockwise by one hour) is on the first Sunday of November.

Author: Adrianna

67. The average life expectancy in this country is 81.8 years (women – 83.8 years and men – 79.7 years).

Author: Wilga

68. Built-up area allowed speed depending on the area varies from 30 to 80 km / h.

69. Outside of built-up areas, the permitted speed on the normal road ranges from 60 to 100 km / h, and on highways from 70 to 120 km / h.

70. In the vicinity of schools, a ticket can be obtained after exceeding the speed by 1 km / h.

71. The permissible blood alcohol content of the person driving the car, depending on the region, is 0.4 – 0.8 per mille.

72. In 2013, 2,077 people lost their lives due to traffic accidents.

73. 33.6% of fatal accidents caused people who were under the influence of alcohol.

74. The country has over 22 366,000 motor vehicles registered (622 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

Author: AutoMania

75. Big fire in Ontario July 29, 1916 killed 273 people.

Author: Fiorella

76. In this country there are over 1,042 300 km of paved roads, including over 635 km of expressways (1.62% of all roads in the world).

77. In this country there are 1,467 airports, 523 with paved surface.

78. The largest airport in Canada is located in Ontario. Over 38 million people use it annually.

79. In this country there are more than 46 552 km of railway tracks.

80. In Toronto there is a 68.3 km metro line (69 stations). It was opened in 1954. Annually, about 324 million people use it.

81. In three Canadian cities there are metro lines (Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver).

Author: Marlène

82. In this country over 33 000 000 (2015) 33 000 381 (2018) people have access to internet (around 92% of the population).

83. Around 21,000,000 (2015) 23,000,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

84. The average speed of fixed internet is 11.9 Mb / s, and the maximum speed is 52.4 Mb / s (data from the end of 2015).

Author: NET

85. The national top-level domain is .ca . There are over 1 989 590 websites with such an extension.

86. The most popular pages with the extension .ca are: google.ca, kijiji.ca and gc.ca.

Author: http

87. This country has 2018 over year $81 817 000 000 of foreign exchange reserves (0.67% of foreign currency reserves of all countries in the world) .

Author: Vinamra

88. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $1 873 330 000 000 ,
      – in 2018 the year is $1 653 000 000 000 .

89. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 year was 86.5% GDP, or around: $1 620 430 450 000 ,
      – 2018 of the year was 89.6% GDP, or around: $1,481,088,000,000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give around $41,158.

90. Foreign debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 of the year was around: $1,491,000,000,000 ,
      – 2018 of the year is around: $484,000,000,000 .

Author: Komornik

91. 26% of adults living in this country are overweight.

Author: Łasuch

92. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 67 cigarettes a month.

Author: VViki

93. In this country homosexual marriages are legal from July 20, 2005.

Author: Tęczowy

94. There are over 2,030 buildings in Toronto with a height exceeding 35 meters.

95. There are 43 “skyscrapers” in Toronto (buildings with a height of over 150 meters).

96. The highest building in the country is the CN Tower in Toronto with a height of 553 meters. Established in 1976. By 2007, the tallest building in the world.

Author: BobBudowniczy

97. In this country there is 1% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 359 858 people).

98. In Canada, according to statistics, an average of one person reads 50 minutes a day.

Author: Reebeka

99. The lowest temperature: -63 °C was measured in Snag.

100. The highest temperature: 45,0 °C was measured in Midale.

Author: weather

101. The most deadly disease in this country is heart failure.

Author: medi

102. 24 Canadian citizens received the Nobel Prize.

Author: redsun

103. In Canada, for drivers to be fired on the highway, stickers are attached that look like holes.

Author: SZYMON7181

104. Canada is one of the 12 countries in the world, which on April 4, 1949, after the North Atlantic Treaty was signed, created a political and military organization called NATO.

Author: Weteran

105. In this country, men and women can get married at the age of 18.

106. In this country, women having their first child on average 28.1 years old.

107. 10 women give birth to 16 children on average

Author: Nadia

108. The average age people living in this country is 41.8 years.

109. The country is around:
5,536,000 people (15.46%) in the age range 0-14 years.
24 042 000 people (66.81%) in the age range 15-64 years.
6 380 300 people (17.73%) over 65 years old.

110. In this country, about 370,000 children are born each year (1.0% of the population), and about 303,000 people die (0.8% of the population).

Author: Sara19

111. In 2015, as many as 31% of fatal accidents were caused by people driving under the influence of alcohol.

Author: Lutra

112. The percentage share in Canada’s global economy in 2015 is 2.39% (for comparison, Poland’s share is 0.74%, and the United States – 23.32%).

Author: Setar

113. In this country, a person of 12 years of age is subject to criminal liability.

114. There are 625970 km2 of agricultural land in Canada (7% of the country).

115. 308 people in 1000 possess firearms.

116. The highest located city in the country is Lake Louise.

117. In this country, women have the right to vote from 1916.

Author: Statyk

118. In this country, the formalities associated with setting up a business last 3 days.

119. The country joined the UN on November 9, 1945.

120. The work week is 44 hours.

Author: Statyk

121. 80% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

122. 3100000 km2 of the country is covered by forests (34.1%)

Author: Statyk

123. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 33%, and for companies 26.5% (2018).

124. The tax on goods and services is 5% (2018).

125. The level of inflation in 2018 is 3%.

Author: Fan%

126. In 2018, the average monthly salary in this country is 4,000 C $.

Author: Daria

What is the highest peak in Canada?
The highest peak in Canada is Logan (5959 m above sea level).

answer: Marta

What is the largest river in Canada?
The largest river in Canada is MacKenzie.

answer: Marta

What is the largest lake in Canada?
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What is the national dish?
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Which Canada has national colors?
National colors: red and white.

answer: Marta

What is national alcohol?
The national alcohol is Canadian rye whiskey and beer.

answer: Marta

What is the national animal?
The national animal is a Canadian beaver and a Canadian horse.

answer: Marta

What is the national sport?
The national sport is lacrosse and ice hockey.

answer: Marta

Which countries borders Canada?
Canada borders with such countries as: United States 8 893 km.

answer: Marta

What is the average age of people living in this country?
The average age of people living in this country is 41.8 years.

answer: Marta

What is the minimum wage?
The minimum wage varies from 10.3 $ to 12.5 $ depending on the province (data from 2015).

answer: Marta

What is the population density in Canada?
The population density is 4 people per km2.

answer: Marta

What is the motto of this country?
Motto of the country – “From the sea to the sea”.

answer: Marta

What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?
The highest temperature: 45 ° C was measured in Midale.

answer: Marta

What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?
The lowest temperature: -63 ° C was measured in Snag.

answer: Marta

With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?
In this country, alcohol can be bought at 18/19 years (depending on the state).

answer: Marta