Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Ruby Tuesday June 29 2010/ Canada Day did you know?

 

Facts about Canada

  • Canada is the second largest country in the world, with 9,971,000 square kilometers of land.
  • The baseball glove was invented in Canada in 1883.
  • With only three people per square kilometer, Canada has the fourth lowest population density in the world.
  • Vancouver Canada is tied with Zurich Switzerland for the highest quality of life of any city in the world.
  • The world's smallest jail is believed to be in Rodney, Ontario, Canada. It is only 24.3 square meters (about 270 square feet).
  • Canada has the ninth biggest economy of the world
  • According to the United Nations Human Development Index, Canada has the highest quality of life in the world.
  • Contrary to popular opinion, Canada does not own the North Pole. In fact, the North Pole is not owned by any country. It is believed, however, that Santa Claus is from Canada.
  • Canada is the world's eighth biggest trader.
  • Of all of the world's producers of natural gas, oil, copper, zinc, nickel, aluminum, diamonds, uranium, and gold, Canada is in the top five.
  • Canada is the home of many great inventions, including: basketball, hockey, the electric light bulb, the electric range, the electron microscope, standard time, the television, the telephone, the military tank, the snow mobile, the hoover craft, and the zipper.
  • Canada is the fifth largest energy producer.
  • Canada has the world's highest tertiary education enrollment
  • Canada's coast line is longer than the Pacific shore line
  • Canada is about the same size as Europe.
  • Canada is the first modern nation to be born of not war. revolution, or civil war. But from peace and co-operation with England.
  • Canada has 5 provinces and 2 territories that are Larger than Texas.
  • Canada is the largest nation with a Monarch, at present Elizabeth II.
  • The British Empire was born in Canada in 1502 with John Cabot landing in what is now St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • Of the G20 Canada has the lowest crime rate
  • Canada has been named the best nation to live in more than any other, 9 times in the past 15 years
  • Most Canadians have never seen an igloo, or a polar bear !!!!!!

4 comments:

  1. Blessings, hugs, and prayers,
    andrea

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  2. Thanks,

    Happy Canada Day,

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  3. happy canada day yourself sonny.
    we are proud that you served the country in the navy.
    you were an air force brat though and don't you ever forget it!
    blessings on your day!...love terry

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