Population: 34.9 million
Official Languages: English and French
Currency: Canadian dollar
Motto: A mari usque ad mare (‘From sea to sea’)
National Anthem: O Canada
Canada is the second largest country in the world by total area (Russia is the largest).
Canada is made up of 10 provinces and 3 territories.
Major cities include Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary.
Canada has over 30,000 lakes.
The most popular sport in Canada is ice hockey.
The maple leaf is a Canadian symbol and features prominently on the national flag.
Its population density is 8.6 people per square mile, making it the ninth-most sparsely populated nation in the world.
Michael Buble – Singer
Michael was born on 9th September 1975. He’s well known for his jazz covers such as Moondance, Me and Mrs Jones and The Way You Look Tonight and his Christmas album, first released in October 2011 has become a classic. He’s married to Argentine actress Luisana Lopilato and has two sons.
Jim Carey – Actor
Jim was born on 17th January 1962 and is most famous for his comedy acting. He’s starred in comedy films such as Bruce Almighty, Liar Liar and The Mask.
Elizabeth Arden – Entrepreneur
Elizabeth Arden, whose actual name was Florence Nightingale Graham, was born on 31st December 1878. She was an entrepreneur who dropped out of nursing and founded cosmetics company Elizabeth Arden Inc. She died on 18th October 1966.
Lennox Lewis – Former World Heavyweight Boxer
Lennox was born on 2nd September 1965. He is 6 ft 5 inches tall and won a total of 41 fights out of 44 – 32 with knockouts. He retired from boxing in 2004.
Jack Warner – Film producer and co-founder of Warner Bros
Jack was born in Ontario on 2nd August 1892. His parents were Jewish immigrants from Poland and had 3 children there before moving to Canada, one of which was Sam Warner. Jack and Sam co-founded Warner Bros in 1910, which of course is still hugely successful today. Jack died on 9th September 1978.
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