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10 Amazing Facts About Canada

  1. Canada is the world’s most educated country with a literacy rate of 99%, virtually everyone can read and write, and over half of its residents have college degrees.
  2. Canada is the second largest country in the world and its capital, Ottawa, is the second coldest capital in the world.
  3. The inventors of the telephone (Alexander Graham)and basketball (James Naismeth) are Canadians
  4. Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world combined. There are over 3 million lakes and 20% of the world’s fresh water in Canada.
  5. Montreal, a city in Canada is the second most populated French-speaking city in the world after Paris.
  6. Canada is the world’s leader in uranium mining. Uranium is used in nuclear power plants to produce electricity. It is the second biggest producer of hydroelectricity after China.
  7. 60% of the world’s wild bears live in Canada. About 15,000 polar bears out of the world’s 25,000 live in Canada. It is also home to a large population of black and grizzly bears.
  8. Canada has the third largest oil reserve in the world after Saudi Arabia and Venezuela.
  9. Canada has the longest coastline in the world. If you walk around the Canadian coastline non-stop, it will take you at least 5 years to cover it.
  10. 10% of the world’s forest is in Canada, 396.5 million hectares of forest can be found in Canada.

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