One fact for every Canadian I can name or know
Canada is interesting. I’ve said that many times. Some have asked me “in what way?” So here are a few ways:
Author: Ssolbergj. From: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Canada_(orthographic_projection).svg
- 10% of the world’s forest is in Canada
- 15.9% of the population is 65 or older. 68.5% are between the ages of 15 and 64.
- 17% of Canadians are daily smokers.
- 280,681 new permanent residents were welcomed to Canada in 2010. That number does not include temporary workers or foreign students.
- A 9.3 kg lobster is the largest documented lobster caught. It was caught in Nova Scotia in 1977
- About 90% of Canada’s population is concentrated within 160 kilometers (100 miles) of the Canada/U.S. border.
- Canada became a country on July 1, 1867
- Canada birth rate is 10 births/1,000 population
- Canada features the longest coastline in the world, stretching 202,080 kilometers (125,570 miles).
- Canada fertility rate is 1.59 children born/woman
- Canada has 198 jails.
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