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Ottawa, the capital of Canada
Canada is a confederation. It consists of ten provinces and three territories. Each province has its own government, laws, taxes and police. In Canada, not only federal laws but also local laws apply anywhere. The date of formation of Canada as a country is July 1, 1867 after the British Parliament issued the British North American Act. Canada owes its name to the Iroquois Indians, in their language “kanata” means settlement, village. The capital of Canada is Ottawa. Its first name Bytown is associated with Colonel John Bye. Its headquarters were located on the site of the present city when the canal was being built that connected the Ottawa River and Lake Ontario. The now well-known maple leaf flag was adopted by the British Parliament on February 15, 1965. The Canadian motto is"A Mari Usque ad Mare", it translates as"From sea to sea."
National Flag of Canada
The border between the United States and Canada is 8891 kilometers and is the longest common border between the two states. Canada is in second place in the world after Russia in terms of its area. It has the longest coastline in the world, making a total of 244 thousand kilometers. The country is famous for the moose and grizzly bear living on its territory. In addition, 55,000 species of insects and about 11,000 species of ticks and spiders live here.
The Vikings lived on the east coast of Canada for about 1000 BC ... The existence of this settlement was proven by archaeological excavations that were carried out on the island of Newfoundland. In 2001, a survey of the population of Canada was conducted, according to which it turned out that 42.6% of Canadians profess the Roman Catholic religion, 23.3% are Protestants, and 16% are atheists. Canada has two official languages - English and French. In eight provinces out of ten, the state language is English, in Quebec - French, and in New Bronswick both languages are recognized as official. Canada is a country of expats. It has such diasporas: Eastern European, Asian, Balkan, Arab and African. For example, in Toronto, the Russian diaspora has about 50 thousand people.
Modern hockey originated in Canada, so it is a favorite sport among Canadians and has become national. In 1877, the Montreal Gazette first published the official ice hockey rules on its pages. Another popular sport, basketball, was created by Canadian James Naismith, so that students at Springfield Massachusetts Sports School play indoor sports during the winter.
Halifax poet Charles Fenerty produced the first wood pulp paper in 1841. Canadians have many inventions, such as kerosene, insulin, electron microscope, snowmobile and electric stove. Canada is the main global cheese producer, and it is also the main consumer. The Galaxiland Amusement Park is located in the Edmonton Mall in Alberta. It is the largest indoor amusement park in the world.
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Topic: Interesting facts about Canada.