Canada Day - July 1st

Canada is celebrating its Independence Day on July 1st. On this date in 1867 Canada received from the British Empire that ruled it, a right of self-government.
According to historians, the first inhabitants of Canada were the Indigenous peoples who lived there for about 10,000 years. In about 1000, the Vikings came to North America, led by Leifur Eiríksson, and called the Vinland area.
The Vikings, who came from northern Europe, encountered resistance from the Native Americans and were forced to leave. In the 17th century, the French came to the area and established new European settlements.
In 1763, the French and Natives War ended in North America for nine years, from 1754 to 1763, in parallel with the Seven Years' War in Europe. The French Empire decided to hold the Caribbean while the British Empire decided to hold Canada. After the American Revolutionary War, many settlers who were loyal to Britain moved to Canada.
On July 1, 1867, Independent Canada was established, which was a federation of three colonies: the Province of Canada, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The old colony of Canada was divided into two: Quebec and Ontario. This union is called the "Canadian Federation". More British colonies joined the union soon after, and by 1880 Canada had all the territory it had today, except Newfoundland and Labrador, which joined in 1949. Canada today is the second largest country in the world, right after Russia. Its area is 9,984,670 square kilometers and its population is about 35 million inhabitants.

In honor of Canada Day, here are some interesting facts about it:
The capital of Canada is Ottawa located in the province of Ontario, on the border of the province with the province of Quebec.
The Canadian flag, known as the "Maple Leaf", contains a shaped maple leaf with 11 points. The 11 points of the maple leaf do not stand for the territories or provinces like e.g. the stars in the flag of the USA.

Canada's flag
Canada is the most educated country in the world: over half of its residents have academic degrees.

The lowest temperature measured in Canada was -81.4 degrees Fahrenheit (-63 degrees Celsius) on February 3, 1947. It was the coldest day in the history of Canada and was measured in the Yukon Territory in northern Canada.
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Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world combined.
Canadians' favorite food is macaroni and cheese, and they consume it more than any other nation in the world.
Hawaiian pizza (pizza with pork and pineapple) was invented in Canada.
Residents of the Canadian city of Churchill, leave their cars unlocked to allow pedestrians encountering polar bears to escape. Churchill is a city in the northeastern state of Manitoba in Canada known for the many polar bears in its vicinity and is also called the "polar bear capital of the world".
prostitution is legal in Canada. Buying the services of a prostitute no.
The first Canadian casualties in the Afghanistan war were an American pilot who accidentally bombed a training exercise.
The license plates of cars in the northern regions of northern Canada are shaped like polar bears.
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In 2010, a Canadian man rescued a newborn baby from a trash can, only to find out he was his father.  

Canada has the largest coastline in the world.

Yonge Street in Toronto, Canada is the longest street in the world. Its length is 1,178 km (1,178 mi).

In Newfoundland, Canada, the Atlantic Ocean sometimes freezes and people play hockey on it.

The origin of the name "Canada" is in the word in the Saint-Lawrence Iroquoian language "kanata", which means "village".

The border between the United States and Canada is the longest international border in the world and lacks military defense.

Canada has not had weapons of mass destruction since 1984. It has signed an agreement for its return.

In World War II, after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, Canada declared war on Japan before the United States.

Every Christmas, a million letters are sent to Santa Claus at the address: "H0H 0H0, North Pole, Canada."
Canada's official phone number is 1-800-O-CANADA.

Police officers in Canada give “positive cards” to citizens when they see them doing something positive.

In Canada, it is illegal to carry a product designed for self-defense against attack, including pepper spray.

Canada has the third largest oil reserve in the world after Saudi Arabia and Venezuela.

In Canada, Mexico, India, Russia and Israel, there are banknotes with Braille markings on them for the blind.

Canada has fewer people than the metropolitan area of Tokyo, Japan.

During World War II, Canada distributed buttons to people who tried to enlist but were refused for medical reasons, to show their willingness to fight.

Canada's national animal is the North American Beaver.
Canada and Denmark have been fighting each other since the 1930s over an uninhabited island called Hans, leaving each other bottles of alcohol and placing in it, each time a different country in turn, a country flag and a "welcome" sign of that country. Link

In Ontario, Canada, there are more than 250,000 lakes. They contain about one-fifth of the fresh water in the world.

In Canada and the United States there is a service called "Cleaning for a Reason" that cleans the homes of women with cancer for free so they can focus on their recovery.

One of the 13 articles published in 1771 in the Confederate Articles of the United States states that if Canada wants to be accepted into the United States, it will be accepted automatically.

In 2015, a Canadian citizen was arrested after tying more than 100 helium balloons to a garden chair and flying over the city of Calgary. Link
The Canadian province of Alberta has had no rats for 50 years.
In Newfoundland, Canada, there is a city called Dildo.

People from Canada can order a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II from the Government of Canada and it will be sent to them for free. Link

An international study has found that infants in the UK, Canada and Italy cry more than elsewhere.

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