Canada

Did you know?

Canada has the largest island in a lake on an island in a lake on an island in the world πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚There are more lakes in Canada than all other nations on Earth combined. Canada has more coastline than any other country.

Canadians love ketchup so much they have ketchup flavored chips all across, also they’re delicious.

More about Canada:

ContinentNorth America
Area9.9 million sq. km (2nd in the world)
Capital CityOttawa
GovernmentParliamentary democracy
Official LanguageEnglish and French
Father of NationJohn A. Macdonald
CurrencyCanadian Dollar
National FlowerNo National Flower
National AnimalThe beaver
National BirdWhisky Jack
National DishPoutine
National SportsHockey
Dominant ReligionChristianity
Population40 million (2023)
Per Capita Income44,910 USD (2022)

Short History:

Way back, Indigenous peoples like the First Nations and Inuit were rocking this vast territory for thousands of years. Then came the Europeans, with explorers like Jacques Cartier in the 16th century, claiming the land for France.

Fast forward to the 17th and 18th centuries, and the British and French are duking it out for control. The French were like, “Bonjour, Quebec!” while the British were all, “Let’s build some colonies, eh?”

After a series of tussles, the British North America Act of 1867 united the colonies into the Dominion of Canada, and voila, Canada becomes a thing. The railroad gets built, the fur trade is booming, and the country’s expanding westward.

The 20th century rolls in, and Canada is flexing its muscles on the world stage. There’s Vimy Ridge in World War I, the iconic Maple Leaf flag is born in 1965, and, of course, the legendary Terry Fox runs his Marathon of Hope in 1980.

Today, Canada is a diverse, multicultural nation, proudly embracing its Indigenous roots and celebrating the unique blend of influences that make it what it is. Whether it’s hockey, poutine, or apologizing for everything, Canada’s history is a tale of growth, unity, and a whole lot of maple-flavored goodness.