Quick Facts At A Glance

Population

Canada is the second-largest country in the world, with a total area of 3.8 million square miles. It shares borders with the United States. It has a population of about 38,048,738 people as of 2021. Canada has a very diverse population, attracting people from all over the world.

Capital City

The capital city of Canada is Ottawa. Ottawa is located along the Ottawa River and was founded in 1826 as Bytown. The name was changed to Ottawa in 1855 and has been the capital of Canada since 1857, replacing Kingston. The area that is now Ottawa started out as a humble lumber town but grew into something much more.

Current Prime Minister

The prime minister of Canada is Justin Trudeau and he is the son of former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and was elected Canada's 23rd prime minister and assumed office on November 4, 2015. Trudeau is a part of the Liberal Party of Canada. He is also one of the youngest people to become a global head of state. He is currently 49 years old (born on December 25, 1971).

Languages Spoken

Canada has two official languages: French (mostly spoken in the provinces of Quebec) and English, but they are not the only languages spoken in the country. We also have several languages from the aboriginal peoples of Canada as well as over 60 languages spoken in Canada from people who have immigrated here from all parts of the world such as Cantonese, Mandarin, Tagalog, Punjabi, Vietnamese, Arabic and many, many more.

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Banff National Park

Banff National Park Facts

Located in Alberta - Canada, Banff National Park is a natural paradise. It is Canada's first national park (oldest) and the third largest in the world. The park covers an extensive variety of terrain, including glaciers, towering mountain ranges, lakes and a variety of wildlife.

Sudbury

Greater Sudbury Facts

The city of Greater Sudbury is one city in Northern Ontario blessed by nature with minerals, lakes, a meteor crater and much more.

RCMP Facts

The RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) is Canada's federal police force. They were founded in 1873 by Sir John A. Macdonald, the first Prime Minister of Canada.

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The Canadian Flag Facts

Our friends abroad have always asked us about the history of Canada’s national flag, why is the Canadian flag red and white and a host of other questions...

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Canadian Army Regiments Facts

The Canadian Armed Forces has many military regiments, and we list many of them in this article - former and current.

Montreal

Montreal Facts

Montreal is the second-largest city in Canada and the financial hub of Quebec. It is one of the oldest cities in North America, with a settlement date back to the 1600s.