środa, 26 lutego 2014

Canada is a country in North America consisting of 10 provinces and 3 territories. Located in the northern part of the continent, it extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean. At 9.98 million square kilometres in total, Canada is the world's second-largest country by total area, and its common border with the United States is the world's longest land border shared by the same two countries.

Did you know that:
1. At 9 984 670 sqare km and comprised of 6 time zones, Canada is huge! Canada has been invaded by the USA twice.
2. Canada is also home to the longest street in the world. Yonge Street in Ontario starts at Lake Ontario, and runs north through Ontario to the Minnesota border, a distance of almost 2000 kilometres.
3. Toronto’s Rogers Centre (formerly known as the SkyDome) is home to the largest Sony big screen in the world, measuring 10 m x 33.6 m.
4. The Blackberry Smartphone was developed in Ontario, at Research In Motion’s Waterloo offices.
5. The Big Nickel in Sudbury, Ontario is the world’s largest coin. It is a huge reproduction of a 1951 Canadian nickel and measures 9 meters in diameter.
6. The Mounted Police were formed in 1873, with nine officers and in 1920 merged with the Dominion Police to become the famous Royal Canadian Mounted Police, which today has close to 30 000 members.
7. Canada is home to about 55 000 different species of insects.
8. Montreal is home to many beautiful churches and is often called The City of Saints or City of a hundred bell towers
9. Ontario is believed to be home to the world’s smallest jail, which measures only 24.3 sq metres.
10. The Hotel de Glace in Quebec is built every year using 400 tons of ice and 12 000 tons of snow. Every summer it melts away and every winter it is rebuilt.

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