Interesting fun random facts about Canada for kids

Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. Let's check out our list of interesting fun random Canada facts for kids to know more information about Canada geography, tourism, services, immigration to Canada, government of Canada, Canadian. Place and country facts

Interesting fun random Canada facts for kids 

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Funny Canada pictures - Interesting facts about Canada for kids

#1

In 2012 the population of Canada was around 35 million.

#2

The capital city of Canada is Ottawa.

#3

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

#4

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

#5

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

#6

Canada is the world leader of hydro electricity.

#7

More than 35 Million people live in Canada (2014), of these 1,4 Million are Aboriginal people (First Nation Indian People, Metis and Inuit). Did you know, that 21 June is celebrated as National Aboriginal Day in Canada. This is a day of celebration for Aboriginal peoples in Canada.

#8

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

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Canada Flag - Interesting Canada Facts For Kids

#9

The Literacy Rate is 99%, so almost all Canadians can read and write.

#10

Canada is a popular country for immigration. The country is said to have the largest population growth of the industrialised countries (G-8) in 2013. 

#11

The most travellers arriving in Canada come from the USA, the United Kingdom and France. 

#12

The most popular countries for travel for Canadians are the USA, Mexico and Cuba.

#13

The Trans-Canada highway is said to be the longest national highway in the world.

#14

Timber is one of the main exports, half of Canada's landmass contains forest.

#15

Canada Day, the national holiday, is celebrated on 1 July.

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Canda map - Canada Facts for kids

#16

There are more than 2,800 hockey rinks in Canada. However, almost twice as many kids under 14 years play soccer than hockey. Ice-Hockey is still the second most practised sport in Canada for all over 15 years of age, after golf, but before soccer!

#17

Canada is made up of 10 provinces and 3 territories.

#18

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

#19

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

#20

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

#21

Canada has over 30000 lakes.

#22

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

#23

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

#24

The most popular sport in Canada is ice hockey. 

Ice Hockey Sportice hockey - Canada Facts For Kids

#25

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

#26

Life expectancy at birth is 81 years.

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