Canada is located in the northern region of North America. It is the second-largest country in the world by area. Its border with the US stretches by 8,891 km making it the longest bi-national border in the world.
The country recorded a population of 37.59 million in 2019 and covers an area of 9.985 million km2. Its capital city is Ottawa.
Other major towns are Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver.
The land was founded in 1583 and became the first oversea territory of England. It became autonomous in 1931 along with other British colonies.
Later in 1982, it gained full independence from the UK when it formed a new constitution.
The country’s culture is greatly influenced by that of Britain and France.
The main crops grown here are barley, wheat, canola, soybeans, rye, white beans and corn.
The most popular dishes include poutine, butter tarts, Montreal-style bagels, dried smoked salmon, ketchup chips, pierogi and nova Scotian donair.
The main wild animals found here include American bison, Arctic hare, badger, beaver, bobcat, black bear, Canada lynx, caribou, coyote, polar bear, raccoon, wolf, red fox, meadow mice, moose and mountain lion.
Annual events/ celebrations/ festivals
The National Day of Canada is held on 1st July.
Other major festivals are Quebec Winter Carnival, Ottawa Tulip Festival and Pacific Rim Whale Festival.
Banff National Park
Things to see
There is the Banff National Park, the oldest national park in the country, that was founded in 1885 and comprising of glaciers and ice fields, forest and alpine.
There is also Stanley Park, which is a public park surrounded by waters of English Bay and Burrard Inlet.
another interetsting place to visit is the Butchart Gardens, a group of flower gardens in Brentwood Bay, which is listed as a National Historic Site in the country.
Other must-visit places are CN Tower, Jasper National Park of Canada, Niagara Falls and Moraine Lake.
The longest bi-national border in the world is the US-Canada border which stretches for 8,891 km.
It is the world’s second-largest country by area after Russia.
The country is home to Quebec, whcih is the largest producer of maple syrup.
It is bordered to the west by Alaska, to the south by the US, and shares marine borders with Greenland and Saint Pierre and Miquelon.