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12 Interesting Fact About Canada

Here are some of the interesting Facts of CANADA

1) The largest Island in Canada is Baffin Island. It is the fifth biggest island on Earth. Only two US states are bigger than Baffin Island – Alaska and Texas. Baffin Island is more than double the size of the UK and is slightly smaller than France.

2) Canada sources approximately 20 to 30% of the world’s annual uranium output. As such, Canada is the largest producer of natural uranium in the world.

3) Canada is home to the largest freshwater island in the world. Manitoulin Island, in Lake Huron, is the world’s largest island surrounded by freshwater.

4) Canada’s highest mountain is Mount Logan, 5,959 metres (19,551 ft) high. Due to tectonic activity, Mount Logan continues to gain height by an average of a few millimetres each year. Mount Logan is possibly the world’s largest mountain because its overall footprint covers a greater area than any other known mountain massif on Earth.

5) Basketball was invented by a Canadian – Dr. James Naismith. He was born on November 6, 1861 in Ramsay township, near Almonte, Ontario. His mother and father had immigrated to Canada from Scotland. On December 21st 1891, James Naismith’s class of secretaries played the first ever game of basketball. The ball was a soccer ball and the goals were two peach baskets.

6) Canada has more lake area than any other country in the world and so it should come as no surprise that roughly 20 % of the world’s freshwater is to be found in Canada.

7) Canada's largest mountain national park - Jasper National Park

8) Canada's first/oldest national park - Banff National Park

9) World's largest shopping and entertainment complex - West Edmonton Mall

10) Greatest outdoor show on earth - Calgary Stampede (Calgary)

11) One of the richest dinosaur finds in the world - Dinosaur Provincial Park

12) World's largest Olympic museum - Olympic Hall of Fame (Calgary)


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