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Learn some interesting information about Canada while enjoying a range of fun facts and trivia that's perfect for kids!

Read about the climate in Canada, the languages spoken, its major cities, natural resources, coastline, border and much more.
 


  • In 2012 the population of Canada was around 35 million.

  • The capital city of Canada is Ottawa.

  • Major cities include Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary.

  • The 2 main languages spoken in Canada are English and French.

  • Canada is the second largest country in the world by total area (Russia is the largest).

  • Canada is made up of 10 provinces and 3 territories.

  • Canada features the longest coastline in the world, stretching 202080 kilometres (125570 miles).

  • Canada shares the longest land border in the world with the United States, totaling 8891 kilometres (5525 miles).

  • The name Canada comes from the word ‘kanata’ which means ‘settlement’ or ‘village’ in the language of the indigenous St Lawrence Iroquoians.

  • Canada has over 30000 lakes.

  • Winters can be very cold in Canada with temperatures dropping below −40 °C (−40 °F) in some parts of the country.

  • Canada is rich in resources such as zinc, nickel, lead and gold.

  • The most popular sport in Canada is ice hockey.

  • Calgary hosted the 1988 Winter Olympics, Vancouver the 2010 Winter Olympics and Montreal the 1976 Summer Olympics.

  • The maple leaf is a Canadian symbol and features prominently on the national flag.

  • For more information, check out maps of Canada or take a closer look at the Canadian flag.

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