Canada Day is July 1st. Celebrate the beauty of Canada with family and friends on this special holiday.
- Canada’s name originates from a St. Lawrence Iroquoian word, kanata, which means village or settlement.
- We’re the second largest country according to total area. We have a total area of 9,984,670 square kilometers.
- We have two national sports; Lacrosse as our national summer sport and Ice Hockey as the national winter sport.
- We share the world’s longest common border with the United States, which is also the only unprotected border in the world.
- We are the world’s largest country that borders only one country, which is the United States.
- 81 percent of the total population resides in cities.
- The national symbol of Canada is the maple leaf.
- Toronto is the largest city of Canada, with a population of more than 2.7 million people. Toronto dwellers hold more university degrees than any other big city in the world.
- Despite being a really big country, we have the fourth lowest population density in the world, with only three people living per square kilometer! Almost half of the population in Canada were born in other countries.
- In 1883, the baseball glove was invented here. Many inventions including basketball, the electric light bulb, the electric range, the electric wheelchair, standard time, the cardiac pacemaker, the foghorn and the first snowmobile were invented in this remarkable country.
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