Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Facts about Canada

I feel like I might have been a little rough on the good old US of A in my last post and that was not my intention. Having said that, here are some really great reasons why I love Canada as much as I do.

Canada is the second largest country in the world, 9,971,000 square kilometers.  There are 3.4 people per square kilometer as compared to the USA which is 9,826,675 and there are 32 people per square kilometer.

Basketball, the electric light bulb, the electric range, the electron microscope, standard time, the baseball glove, the television, the telephone, instant mashed potatoes, the pacemaker, the zipper, frozen food, and lots of other things you cannot imagine life without were all invented in Canada.

According to the United Nations Human Development Index, Canada has the highest quality of life in the world. Vancouver, British Columbia is with Zurich Switzerland for the highest quality of life of any city in the world.

All Canadian have free access to health care.  Most people over 65 receive their prescriptions for free, as do low income families.

Canada maintains 38 national parks, which cover about 2% of the country's landmass. Banff, located on the eastern slopes of Alberta's Rocky Mountains, is the oldest (est. 1885); Tuktut Nogait, in the Northwest Territories, was established in 1996. There are 836 national historic sites, designated in honour of people, places and events that figure in the country's history. Canada also has over 1000 provincial parks and nearly 50 territorial parks.

A few more interesting fact can be found here. Canada is big and beautiful, you should come see for yourself.

:o)  Tina


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