HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW ABOUT CANADA?
To know Canada well, you should first familiarise yourself with its location, topography, people and their culture. As the motto rightly defines its landscape, "From Sea to Sea", Canada has the longest coastline that measures 243,791 km. It has the total area of 9.9 million square. km, which makes it the second largest country in the world after Russia. Canada is located in the northern portion of the continent of North America, extending from northward to the islands of the Arctic Ocean.
Canada is comprised of 10 provinces and 3 territories with Ottawa as its capital.
THE TEN PROVINCES OF CANADA
THE THREE TERRITORIES OF CANADA
As you walk through the Canadian landscape, you will see lake after lakes. In fact, you will be surprised to know that it has the largest number of lakes than every other country in the world taken together.
WHAT DOES CANADA MEAN?
The country’s name is derived from a Huron-Iroquois word “Kanata”, which means village or settlement. Canada is the first country in the world to welcome multiculturalism and embracing cultural diversity. That is why, immigration plays an important part in the growth of Canada.
Canada is just isn't about people, cultures, and languages. It’s also about the spectacular natural beauty across the country. From cathedrals, coves to cliffs, some of the favourite vistas that you must visit are - Abraham Lake, Western Brooke Pond, Bay of Fundy, Jasper National Park, Banff National Park, Niagra Falls and many more.
Canada’s population is around 36.29 million which is a unique amalgamation of cultural ethnicity. It's progressive approach is driven by its welcoming attitude to refugees and its broadminded policies for it's people.
Today, Canada is the most multi-cultural country in the world, and is a land of immigrants of every ethnic and religious group from across the globe. But less than 500 years ago, the inhabitants of Canada were the Aboriginal people.
Canada is the world’s most literate country, according to a study conducted by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. Most of the Canadian people hold a college or University degree. If you have any inclination to pursue your studies in Canada then this country offers an incredible array of high quality colleges and universities to study.
Canada has two official languages - English and French. The majority of Canadians speak English as first language, but French is the main language in Quebec province. Most of the Canadian families have roots in England and France, as French and British colonised the country.
Canadian culture has been largely influenced by the British and French and to some extent it's own indigenous culture. Over the years, Canada has been influenced by many other cultures also because of shared language, proximity and imigrants.
Canada is a sport loving nation. Lacrosse is the national summer sport played by Aboriginal peoples for years. Hockey was invented in the 1800's is the national winter sport and basketball and Soccer is the most popular sport among Canadians.
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Population: 36, 664, 549 (2017)
Largest City : Toronto
Currency: Canadian Dollar (CAD)
Key Sports: Lacrosse, Ice Hockey, Basketball, Soccer
Languages: English and French