Top 17 interesting facts about Canada!
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The vast land in Northern North America is rich in natural resources, home to 41 national parks and hundreds of provincial parks, Canada is a natural playground! The United Nations ranked Canada one of the best countries in the world in which to live.

Together with, let's check out 17 interesting facts about this worth-living country:

1. With 14 gold medals won at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada holds the record for the most gold medals ever won at the Winter Olympics.

2. While writing a story about the Beatles in the 1960s for the Ottawa Journal, journalist Sandy Gardiner coined the term "Beatlemania."

3. A misunderstanding led to the naming of Canada. Native Americans in the area welcomed French explorer Jaques Cartier and his crew to their "kanata," or "village," when they first arrived in the new world. The gathering believed the name of the nation to be "Kanata," or Canada.

4. With nine officers, the Mounted Police was established in 1873. The organization merged with the Dominion Police in 1920 to form the renowned Royal Canadian Mounted Police, which today has just under 30.000 members.

5. There are about 55,000 different insect species in Canada.

6. Montreal, also known as the City of Saints or the City of a Hundred Bell Towers, is home to numerous exquisite churches.

7. The smallest jail in the world, measuring just 24.3 square meters, is reportedly located in Ontario.

8. Each year, 400 tons of ice and 12,000 tons of snow are used in the construction of Quebec's Hotel de Glace. It disappears every summer and is rebuilt every winter.

9. The only desert in Canada is located in British Columbia, and despite being only 15 miles long, it boasts the world's longest visitor boardwalk.

10. Notable Canadians include Jim Carrey, Pamela Anderson, Leonard Cohen, Avril Lavigne, and Keanu Reeves.

11. There are 6 time zones and 9 984 670 square kilometers in Canada.

12. The world's longest street is located in Canada. Yonge Street in Ontario extends nearly 2,000 kilometers (kilometers) from Lake Ontario to the Minnesota border.

13. Since we're on the subject of "longest," Canada has the world's longest coastline, measuring 202,080 km.

14. In 1915, a Canadian bear cub by the name of Winnipeg was transported to the London Zoo. Christopher Robin Milne, a young child, adored going to Winnipeg, or Winnie. His father, A.A. Milne, was the author of the Winnie-the-Pooh stories, and they were inspired by his love for the bear cub.

15. "From sea to sea" is the meaning of Canada's national anthem, A Mari Usque ad Mare.

16. The largest Sony big screen in the world, measuring 10 m x 33.6 m, is located in Toronto's Rogers Centre, formerly known as the SkyDome.

17. Research In Motion's Waterloo headquarters in Ontario is where the Blackberry Smartphone was created.

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