Twelve Interesting and True Facts about Canada

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Living here in Canada all of my life I have learned many things about my country I would like to share with those of you who do not know much about Canada. Although it is not very informative, it does give you a base idea on life here in our great country.

1. Life Expectancy

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The life expectancy here in Canada according to recent studies show men live to be to the average of 77 years where as the women have a longer life expectancy and live to be around 84 years.

2. Biggest Province

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Our biggest province here is Quebec, which covers an area over 1,365,128 square kilometres.

3. Highest Populated Area

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Our province with the biggest population is Ontario with an outstanding 12.5 million people. Quebec is the second highest populated area with 7.6 million people.

4. Canadian Sports Inventor

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Did you know that a Canadian named Dr. James Naismith invented basketball? Dr. Naismith was originally from a small town in Ontario called “Almonte” in which I grew up. He invented the game while working in Boston with college students.

5. Canada’s Size

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Canada is the second largest country in the world next to Russia. The area size of Canada is a whopping 9,984,670 square kilometres.

6.  Immigrants in Canada

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A little over 16% of Canada’s population is immigrants, which equals to roughly 5.5 million people. The total population of people in Canada is nearly 32 million people if not more.

7. Boundary Line/Boarder

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The boundary line or boarder that separates Canada and the United States is 8890 kilometres long.

8. Trans-Canada Highway

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The Trans-Canada Highway is over 7604 kilometres in length and is the longest national highway in the entire world.

9.  Deepest Lake in Canada

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The deepest lake we have here in our country is Great Slave Lake. This lake is located in the Northwest Territories and is a little over 614 metres deep.

10.  Largest City

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The largest city here in Canada is Toronto. This city is home to over 5 million people and Toronto residents hold more university educations than any other country in the world.

11.  Best City to Live In

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According to studies and research, Vancouver in British Columbia is tied with Zurich Switzerland for having the highest quality of life of any other city in the world.

12. Quality Of Life

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According to the United Nations Human Development Index, Canada has the highest quality of life in the world making it an ideal place to live and raise a family.

Now keep in mind that figures always constantly change so these are merely base facts on the research I did for each topic.

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