How much do you know about Canada-the true north strong and free? Well, this country has so much to offer and these eye-opening facts will make you see it in a whole different way.
Some Parts of Canada Get as Cold as Mars
Canada can get pretty cold, especially during winter. In January, the city of Ottawa records an average temperature low of -14.4C. Although that is substantially low, it is nowhere close to the average recorded temperatures low in Yukon, making the rest of winter days in Canada seem like a warm resort vacation. As a matter of fact, Snag, a small town in Yukon, broke the record on February 3, 1997, recording a temperature low of -63C (-81.4F). This is approximately similar to the average temperature recorded on the surface of Mars.
Canada has the Largest Number of Lakes in the World.
In case you didn’t already know, the White Great North has the largest surface covered in water. It has more lakes than any other country and the whole world combined. Well, this is expected considering that Canada has 563 lakes, which are larger than 100 square meters. These lakes make up about 18 percent of all the freshwater lakes globally, making Canada a hub of picturesque sceneries.
Canada is Bigger Than the European Union
Canada stretches over approximately two-fifths of the North American continent. It has a landmass of 9.1 million square kilometers, making it the second-largest country after Russia. Canada has a lower population compared to the European Union but is more than twice its size. Also, it is thirty-three and fifteen times bigger than Italy and France, respectively.