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 -)
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.
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:
Prince Edward Island
Newfoundland and Labrador
Canadian territories from west to east: