Monday, May 4

A Few Canadian Facts

Here are a few facts about Canada.

* United Nations consistently lists Canada as one of the best places to live in the world. Four years in a row, the United Nations chose Canada as the best country in the world in which to live based on their evaluation of the quality of life in 174 countries using various indicators such as education, medical care and safety.

*2nd largest country in the world with approximately 32 million people.

* There are ten provinces and three territories within the boundaries of Canada. Here is a list of the provinces and territories and their capitals.

Provinces :
Alberta (Edmonton), British Columbia (Victoria), Manitoba (Winnipeg), New Brunswick (Fredericton), Newfoundland and Labrador(St. John's), Nova Scotia (Halifax), Ontario (Toronto), Prince Edward Island (Charlottetown), Quebec (Quebec City), Saskatchewan (Regina)Territories : Yukon (Whitehorse), Nunavut (Iqaluit), Northwest Territories (Yellowknife.)

* According to the 2006 Canadian Census, there are over a million Aboriginal people living in Canada. They include:

Three Aboriginal groups : First Nations, M├ętis and Inuit

Eastern Canada : the Maliseet, Algonquin, Iroquois, Micmac, Huron and Ojibwa
The Plains : Blackfoot, Cree and Assiniboine
Pacific Coast : Kwakiutl, Bella Coola, and Haida
Northern regions : Dene, Tsimshian and Slavey peoples
Arctic region : the Inuit

Canada is the home of many great inventions, including: basketball, the electric light bulb, the electric range, the electron microscope, standard time, the television, the telephone, and the zipper.

Although it’s the second-largest country in the world, Canada is one of the least densely populated. According to Statistics Canada, the population in 2006 was about 32,623,500 people — an average 3.5 inhabitants per square kilometre. Most of Canada’s population — 80% — lives less than 250 kilometres from the U.S. border.

I'm very lucky to live in Canada. It is one of the best countries in the world in which to live, according to the United Nations. Though it is a young country, it has much to offer the people who live here as well as visitors from other countries.

Have a great week.


  1. Interesting facts! I especially enjoyed the inventions~

  2. Such a great post, filled with interesting facts. Thank you.

  3. Outstanding post! You have a wonderful gift of teaching! I thank you!

  4. You forgot something! I live here! lol.

    I love is awesome and wonderful but the best part of it is the diversity of the people. It's not perfect but boy is is wonderful!

    Great post!


  5. What a blessing!Great post!~Sharon

  6. Some good facts about Canada..It has been a long time since i visited your beautiful country but loved it every time.
    No, Mary I do not like moving AT ALL!! but we may have no other choice in this matter..We are hanging on with all ten fingers right now...

  7. Thanks for the information. I find this kind of thing so much more interesting now, than I did when I was supposed tio be learning it in school!

  8. We love visiting our great neighbor to the north.
    Someday, I'd like to see Eastern Canada, as we've only been on the west coast (beautiful!)

  9. Wonderful post....Geography wasn't one of my best studies [in fact I still can't name all of the New England states when I see a map of the USA]...all of what I've seen of Canada, its' so beautiful and clean, and pristine in nature. YOU ARE lucky.

  10. I'm very lucky to live in Canada. It is one of the best countries in the world in which to live...

  11. Canada may be the second largest country geographically, but not in population.

  12. Very informative! I don't know much about Canada, I have never been there before. Perhaps someday I could do some traveling!

  13. Like you, I feel so lucky and blessed to be living in this beautiful country of ours. I wouldn't want to live anywhere else:-) xoxo

  14. I loved reading and learning about Canada. One day I am headed up that way I promise........

    I will email you nice long email tomorrow my friend.... Busy this week around here........

  15. Mary-so intersting. I have to admit I don't know much about Canada-but I just learned some things-so thanks!

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