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关于加拿大的十五件趣事

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  1. The border between Canada and the United States is called the “International Boundary”. It is the longest border between two nations: 8,890 kilometers。

  2. At 9,984,670 square kilometers, Canada is the second largest country in the world, right after Russia。

  3. Canada has the longest coastline of any country in the world at 243,000 miles. Canada contains 9% of the world's renewable water supply。

  4. The official languages of Canada are English and French. Quebec is the 'French city' of Canada。

  5. Basketball was invented by a Canadian named James Naismith, while teaching physical education to his students。

  6. Canada is the world’s largest producer of maple syrup. You can see that the maple leaf is a symbol in Canada's flag。

  7. Ice hockey is Canada's official national game. The modern game of ice hockey was developed in Canada. Another popular game is lacrosse。

  8. Canada is a major producer and consumer of cheese. Cheddar cheese is the most popular one. Canadians consume more macaroni and cheese than any other nation on earth。

  9. A black bear cub from Canada named Winnipeg (nickname “Winnie”) became the inspiration

  for the stories of Winnie-the-Pooh, written by A.A. Milne. He was inspired because his son, Christopher Robin Milne, really liked the bear。

  10. The West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton, Alberta, was once the world's largest shopping mall. It now ranks fifth, but it still contains the world's largest indoor amusement park。

  11. Forests cover half of Canada and one tenth of all the world’s forests are there。

  12. The Trans-Canada Highway is over 7,604 kilometers in length and is the longest national highway in the entire world。

  13. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), commonly known as Mounties, is the national police force of Canada, and one of the most recognized of its kind in the world。

  14. According to studies and research, Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada is tied with Zurich, Switzerland for having the highest quality of life of any other city. Canada overall has got the highest quality of life in the world, making it an ideal place to live。

  15. Celebrities such as Justin Bieber, Drake, Avril Lavigne, Jim Carrey, and Celine Dion are all Canadians :D!


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