12 Timbits About Canada

12 timbits About Canada




Location: Northern half of the North American Continet

History: Discovered by Jacques Cartier in 1534

Area: 9,984,670 sq km with 6 time zones

Capital City: Ottawa

Head of State: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (2015 -)

Government: Democracy

Language(s): English and French

Currency: Canadian Dollar $

Population: 35,881,659 (2018)

Religion: Canada has no official religion and in fact, supports religious pluralism and freedom of religion are important parts of Canada’s political culture.

Christians (including Catholics) (67.3%) and people having no religion with (23.9%)

Muslims (3.2%), Hindus (1.5%), Sikhs (1.4%), Buddhists (1.1%), and Jews (1.0%)

Life Expectancy: 83 years (male 79.4 years and female 84.8 years)

Iconic Food: Maple Syrup, Canadian Back Bacon, Poutine and Tim Horton’s

Here’s where “timbits” come in…it isn’t a type-o, eh. Just a shout-out to Tim Horton’s timbits, delicious bite-sized fried-dough.  The Canadian equivalent to the American donut holes.  

Canadian Flag

Made up of two vertical bands of red with a white square between them; an 11-pointed red maple leaf is centered in the white square; the maple leaf has long been a Canadian symbol.

Canadian provinces from west to east:

British Columbia
New Brunswick
Prince Edward Island
Nova Scotia
Newfoundland and Labrador

Canadian territories from west to east:

Northwest Territories

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