Facts About Canada - Information on Canada - Discover Canada - Canadian History - Canadian Facts & Information

Interesting Facts About Canada

Canada Facts & Info
Canada is made up of ten Provinces and three Territories. The Provinces are Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and Saskatchewan. The Territories are Northwest Territories, Nunavut and the Yukon Territory.

The Capital of Canada is Ottawa.

Canada achieved in dependence from the UK on 1st July 1867 and Canada Day is held on July 1st.

The Chief Of State is Queen Elizabeth 2nd and Canada is a Commonwealth Country.

The population of Canada is around 33 million people.

Approximately 90% of the population of Canada lives within 160 km of the US border.

Canada is the second largest country in the World with an area of 9,984,670 square kilometres, of which 9,093,507 square kilometres is Land and 891,163 square kilometres is Water.

Canada is one of the least populated countries in the World with 3.36 people per square kilometre.

The Coastline of Canada is 202,080 kilometres.

Canada has 8,893 kilometers of U.S. land boundaries which includes 2,477 kilometres bordering Alaska.

The Trans-Canada Highway is the longest national highway in the world at 7,604 kilometres long.

The largest island in Canada is Baffin Island in Nunavut which is 507,451 square kilometres.

Canada has two official languages, English and French and over 100 non-official languages.

Since 1901 13.4 million immigrants have made their way to Canada.

National Anthem of Canada

O Canada!

Our home and native land!

True patriot love in all thy sons command.

With glowing hearts we see thee rise,

The True North strong and free!

From far and wide,

O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

God keep our land glorious and free!

O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.