10 Fun Canadian Facts

Canadian facts and more interesting information you need to know

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Canada is a huge country, made up of 10 provinces and 3 territories. Canada is home to a remarkably diverse population, attracting people from all over the world. Here, you are going to going to learn 10 interesting and fun facts about this wonderful country.
1. Canada is the second-largest country in the world

Canada is the second-largest country in the world, next to Russia. It spans over a total area of 9.98 million square miles, with its 10 provinces and 3 territories filling out 7.997 million square miles of that area. The three northernmost territories – Northwest Territory, Nunavut and Yukon – are larger than 25 US States put together!

2. Canada has a high population density

Canada is home to a total population of 38.69 million, with an estimated density of 1329.6 inhabitants per square kilometer. This means that Canada is the most densely populated country in the entire world, with the next country – Brazil – having a lower population density of 881.2 inhabitants per square kilometer.

3. Canada is the second-largest country in the world in terms of territory

Canada alone is larger than more than 40 countries and territories.

4. Ottawa is the capital city of Canada.

The capital of Canada is Ottawa. Ottawa is located on the confluence of the Ottawa and Rideau Rivers, which form the Ottawa River. As of 2021, Ottawa now has a population of just over 1 million people.

5. The name 'Canada' means "settlement or beautiful land" in native languages

This name can be found in over 310 Inuit, Cree, and First Nations languages.

6. Canada ranks top 3 for the amount of national parks in the world

Canada has an abundance of national parks, as far as the eye can see. The most beautiful national park is Banff, located in the province of Alberta. Canadians can also appreciate Ontario's Greenbelt, which covers nearly 10% of the entire province.

7. Canada's largest city is Toronto.

Next to the United States (New York, Los Angeles and Chicago), two Canadian cities dominate urban areas – Toronto and Montreal. Toronto is more densely populated, with a total 2016 population of 2.94 million inhabitants.

8. The First Prime Minister of Canada

Sir John A. Macdonald, our first ever Prime Minister was appointed in 1867. Since the 19th century until recent days, Canada has had 14 Prime Ministers.

9. Canada is the only country in the world to have its largest city on the southernmost point.

There are many things to enjoy in Canada, starting from spectacular nature to beautiful cities. Most of the cities in Canada are located on the southern parts of Canada. In 2021, Canada has over 37 million inhabitants, with Toronto being the most populated. Montreal is the largest French-speaking city in the entire world and the second-largest city in Canada, with 1.65 million inhabitants.

10. Canada has many lakes

All across Canada, people can enjoy lakes with many beautiful views. Some of the notable lakes include: Lake of the Woods, Great Slave Lake, Lake Superior, Lake of the Woods, and Great Slave Lake. Although most of them are in the northern parts of Canada, there are several lakes in the southern area as well: Lake Simcoe, Lake Erie, Lake Minnewanka, and Lake Louise.