9 things you might not know about Canada

Ranked 16th in terms of GDP per capita, Canal has one of the most developed economies in the world. But this country is amazing with other facts as well. Here are 9 incredible facts you might not know about Canada.

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9 things you might not know about Canada

1. On the island of Newfoundland, about 500-600 collisions of moose with vehicles are recorded annually.

Newfoundland has the highest concentration of elk in the world. And all over the island, you can find special warning road signs.

9 things you might not know about Canada

2. Canada has an area with less gravity.

In the area of Canada near Hudson Bay, gravity is lower than in other parts of the world. Therefore, you will weigh a couple of grams less there.

9 things you might not know about Canada

3. Canada is the second country after Russia in terms of the number of people with higher education.

In Canada, more than half of the population has higher education. By the way, the University of Toronto was included in the list of the best universities in the world according to the Times Higher Education ranking. Other universities are not far behind (http://canadaopen.org/nashi-uslugi/obrazovatelnyie-uslugi.html).

9 things you might not know about Canada

4. Canada's forests can fill all of Japan, Italy, Cambodia, Nicaragua, France, Germany, Ghana, Cameroon, Sweden, South Korea, Uruguay, and the United Kingdom combined.

Canada has 348 million hectares of forest land, which is approximately 3,479,999 km².

9 things you might not know about Canada

5. 75% of Canadians live within 160 km of the US border.

Canada is one of the least densely populated countries in the world. Much of northern Canada is relatively deserted due to low temperatures.

9 things you might not know about Canada

6. Quebec is called "Saudi Arabia of maple syrup".

71% of the world's maple syrup production comes from the province of Quebec.

9 things you might not know about Canada

7. Canada's crude oil reserves could fill almost 26,100 buildings like the Empire State Buildings.

Canada has 172 billion barrels of oil, making it the third-largest oil power in the world.

9 things you might not know about Canada

8. The name "Canada" comes from a language misunderstanding.

In 1536, the French explorer Jacques Cartier overheard the Iroquois, who used the word "Kanata" in their colloquial speech, which means - settlement or village. Because of how often they used the word, Cartier suggested that it was the name of the land in general on which the Iroquois lived.

9 things you might not know about Canada

9. In Montreal, more than half of the inhabitants speak French.

This makes Montreal the fourth most French-speaking city in the world.

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