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Curious facts about Canada.

A very interesting and cozy country Canada, but there are some facts that people aren't aware of. Check out these curiosities now!

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There are many things that make Canada an amazing country.

For one, it is a very diverse country, with people from all over the world coming to live and work here.

Canada also has a lot to offer in terms of natural beauty, with its vast expanses of forest and stunning mountain ranges.

And, of course, Canadians are known for being friendly and welcoming, always ready to help out a stranger.

So, today, we are going to be looking at some curious facts about Canada you probably didn’t know.

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#1

Canada is the largest nation in the Western Hemisphere and, after Russia, the second largest nation on Earth. It has a single border with the United States of America.

#2

Yes, there is a Queen/King of Canada. The same as Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom (now King Charles III). That’s because Canada, a former British Empire colony, is now a part of the British Commonwealth.

Even though Canada achieved self-government in 1867, there was still a long way to go before it was truly independent.

#3

Moreover, half of the lakes in the world are found in Canada.

Nationwide, there are more than 3 million lakes and 31,700 big lakes with an area larger than 300 hectares.

Two of the biggest lakes in the world are Great Bear Lake and Great Slave Lake.

#4

At the time of Canada’s early history, power-hungry colonial powers included others besides Britain. There was also France, which for a brief period controlled much of North America.

That wasn’t sustained, but the French language and culture were. The two languages that are spoken the most in Canada today are English and French.

#5

Kanata, which in the language of the St. Lawrence Iroquoians means “settlement” or “village,” is the origin of the word Canada.

Sadly, these native people vanished in the 16th century as a result of battles with the Mohawk, who at the time sought to control all trade with Europeans.

#6

The “Beaver Wars” were a conflict that took place in Canada.

No, there really was. Nevertheless, despite its moniker, it was a terrible struggle that is regarded as one of the bloodiest in North American history.

 In essence, the Iroquians enlisted England’s assistance in the 17th century in order to control the local fur trade.

Rival nations enlisted France’s assistance. The outcome? the bloodshed that came to a deadlock.

#7

An intriguing and chilly fun truth about Canada.

Canada is colder than your winters are if you thought your winters were frigid. And yes, that is in fact the coldest temperature Canada has ever seen.

In Snag, Yukon, it was -63°C (-81.4°F) at the time.

 In Eureka, Nunavut, the average annual temperature is -19.7 °C (-3.5 °F), making it the coldest place in Canada. Wow.

#8

Uncommon knowledge about Canada is that it is home to the only walled city on the entire continent, north of Mexico.

However, the city walls of Quebec were constructed in the 17th century.

 The walls were then improved upon after British forces had taken the city. They are now a UNESCO World Heritage site and are fairly well kept.

#9

Mac and cheese are popular food in Canada. Or Kraft Dinner, as they like to call it.

That’s a result of the brand, as evidenced by the box and everything. Each year, around seven million of these boxes are sold throughout the world, with Canada purchasing a sizable portion of them or roughly 1.7 million Kraft Dinner boxes.

Contrary to popular belief, Canadians consume mac & cheese at a rate of about 55% higher than their southern neighbors.

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