- Canada was named when a French explorer, Jaques Cartier and his party met with local Natives who invited them to their ‘kanata’ (meaning ‘village’). They mistakenly thought the name of the country was “Kanata” or Canada.
- ‘Winnie the Pooh’ was a bear cub who was exported from Canada to the London Zoo in 1915. Christopher Robin, a little boy at the time, loved to visit Winnie and his love for the bear inspired the stories.
Geographical Facts About Canada
- Canada is the second largest country in the world after Russia.
- Canada has the world’s longest coastline at 202,080 km.
- Ottawa, is Canada’s capital and is the second coldest capital in the world!
- Montreal is the world’s second largest French speaking city after Paris!
- There are 1,453 airports in Canada and the busiest of them all, that serves a higher percentage of international passengers is located in Montreal.
- Canada has more lakes than all other countries combined.
Famous People In Canada
- Famous Canadian celebrities include Justin Bieber, James Cameron, Jim Carrey, Celine Dion, Ryan Gosling, Mike Myers, Ryan Reynolds ,Nelly Furtado,Anne Murray, David Foster, Robert Goulet and Shania Twain.
- Famous Canadian rock and rollers include Bryan Adams, Paul Anka, Alanis Morissette, Neil Young and Avril Lavigne.
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