National Symbols of Canada

Canada is a country (the second largest in the world after Russia) located in North America. It borders the United States to the south and northwest. The capital of the federal state is Ottawa. It is a multinational country, but representatives of different peoples have formed into a single nation. There are two official languages in Canada. These are English and French. The official currency is the Canadian dollar.

The most common religion in Canada is Catholicism, slightly behind it in the number of believers is Protestantism. Also Orthodox, Jews, Muslims, and followers of Buddhism and Hinduism are often found.

The domain is .ca and the country code is +1.

The national symbols of Canada are traditionally considered to be the maple leaf, elk, beaver, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The appearance of these national symbols is due to the geographical location, natural and historical features of the country.

Poutine is a national Canadian dish of fries, cheese and sauce (potatoes are poured with sauce, and then sprinkled with cottage cheese), which is very popular and served in all fast food restaurants in the country.

Although the national sport is considered lacrosse – a game of the indigenous peoples of Canada, in which two teams try to hit the opponent’s goal with a ball, using a stick-like projectile – Canadians love hockey most of all. Lacrosse is considered as on of the national symbols of Canada.

“O Canada” is the national anthem of Canada. Since the country has two official languages (English and French), there are two official versions of the Canadian national anthem.

Canada Day (Fête du Canada) is a national holiday of Canada. It is celebrated on July 1, except when the holiday falls on a Sunday. In this case, the day off is considered to be July 2, with all the festivities usually taking place on July 1.

Country information

Official name(s) Canada
Alternative name(s) Dominion of Canada (historical long form, English)
Regional location Northern North America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean on the east, North Pacific Ocean on the west, and the Arctic Ocean on the north, north of the conterminous US
Country name etymology "Village", from Iroquoian Kanada, adopted for the entire Canadian Confederation in 1867.
Climate Varies from temperate in south to subarctic and arctic in north
Terrain Mostly plains with mountains in west and lowlands in southeast
Population 37,742,154
National Day 1 Jul 1967
Language(s) English and French
Religion Christianity, Islam, & Traditional faiths
Country code +1
Literacy rate 99.0%
Currency Canadian Dollar
Capital city Ottawa
Domain(TLD) .ca
Ethnicity French, Black, Anglo Indians & Latin Americans
Head of government Prime Minister
Nationality Canadian
Driving side Drive on the Right-hand side
Date format yyy/mm/dd
Total area 9,984,670 km2 (3,855,100 sq mi)
Timezone UTC−3.5 to −8
Average elevation 487 m (1,598 ft)
Coastline 202,080 Km
Mains electricity 120 V, 240 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of Canada

Flag map of Canada

Motto of Canada

A mari usque ad mare- "From sea to sea"

National animal of Canada

The National animal of Canada is Beaver

National Animal of Canada - Beaver

National flower of Canada

The National flower of Canada is Bunchberry. Botanical name is Cornus Canadensis.

National flower of Canada - Bunchberry

National bird of Canada

The National bird of Canada is Gray jay

National bird of Canada - Gray jay

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State symbols of Canada

Neighbouring countries of Canada

Canadian Proverbs - Popular quotes, proverbs and sayings.

Throw the baby out with the bath water.

His bark is worse than his bite.

Do not yell “dinner” until your knife is in the loaf.

Easier said than done.

All Hallows moon, witches soon.

You can’t catch skunks with mice.

Waste not want not.

Through other people’s faults, wise men correct their own.

A penny saved is a penny gained.

Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.

All that glitters is not gold.

Do not put all your eggs in one basket.

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