Canada celebrated its 145th birthday yesterday and although I'm a day late in posting this, it's never too late to recognize the importance, is it? Besides, I think I can still hear fireworks ringing in my ears....
I wanted to share some SUPER COOL (disclaimer: maybe) facts about Canada - there are many of them! Thanks to Random History.
1. Canada is the 2nd largest country in the world - try 3, 855, 103 square miles!
2. Canada is the 9th most sparsely populated country.
3. The average life expectancy of a Canadian is 81.16 years, making Canada the 8th highest in the world.
4. A Canadian (James Naismith) invented basketball (see, we're good for more than just hockey)
5. Canada contains 9% of the world's renewable water supply.
6. Many important inventions come from Canada: kerosene, electron microscope, IMAX, snowmobiles, etc.
And now for some environmental facts because they are near and dear to my heart! Thanks to Enviro Dad.
1. Greenpeace originated in Canada!
2. The blue box was invented here.
3. Canada contains 25% of the world's wetlands and 10% of the world's forests.
4. Canada is the 2nd largest producer of hydroelectricity in the world, largely thanks to Niagara Falls.
5. Canada is the 5th largest energy producer in the world.
So now that you're all so well-informed about Canada, feel free to share some interesting things about YOUR country of residence! :) I love learning about different countries. Happy Canada Day!