27 Interesting Facts About Canada

By Randall Orser | Small Business

Canada Day card TNCanada is the second largest country in the world, right after Russia.

Canada is the World’s Most Educated Country: over half its residents have college degrees.

Canada’s lowest recorded temperature was -81.4 degrees Fahrenheit (-63 C) in 1947.

Prostitution is legal in Canada. Buying the services of a prostitute is not.

Canada consumes more macaroni and cheese than any other nation in the world.

Residents of Churchill, Canada, leave their cars unlocked to offer an escape for pedestrians who might encounter Polar Bears.

Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world’s lakes combined.

The first Canadian casualties of the Afghanistan war were from an American pilot bombing a training exercise.

Licence plates in the Canadian Northwest Territories were shaped like polar bears.

In 2010, a Canadian man rescued a newborn baby from a dumpster, only to find out he was the father.

Canada has the largest coastline in the world.

In Newfoundland, Canada, the Atlantic Ocean sometimes freezes so people play hockey on it.

Every Christmas, one million letters are addressed to Santa Claus at his own postal code:

“H0H 0H0, North Pole, Canada.”

With 1,896 km (1,178 mi), the Yonge Street in Canada is the longest street in the world.

Canadians own the Mall of America.

The U.S. / Canada Border is the longest international border in the world and it lacks military defense.

Canada has no weapons of mass destruction since 1984 and has signed treaties repudiating their possession.

After the attack on Pearl Harbor during WWII, Canada declared war on Japan before the U.S. did.

“Canada” is an Iroquoian language word meaning “Village.”

Canada’s official phone number is 1-800-O-CANADA.

Large parts of Canada have less gravity than the rest of Earth. The phenomenon was discovered in the 1960s.

Police Departments in Canada give out “positive tickets” when they see people doing something positive.

Americans have invaded Canada twice, in 1775 and 1812. They lost both times.

Canada has the third largest oil reserves of any country in the world after Saudi Arabia and Venezuela.

The third country in space, after The U.S. and the USSR, was Canada, which was considered to have the most advanced space program in 1962.

In Canada, Mexico, India, Russia and Israel, bank notes have Braille-like markings on them for the blind.

Canada has fewer people than Tokyo’s metropolitan area.

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