A multicultural country: five fascinating facts about Canada

By Jurassic JennMay 29, 2024 18:09 PMTourism
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A multicultural country. Source: leverageedu.com

Known for its breathtaking landscapes and friendly people, Canada holds a special place in the hearts of people around the world. SSPDaily has prepared five facts about this amazing country.

The origin of the name

The term "Canada" comes from the Iroquois word. During his travels in the 16th century, the French explorer Jacques Cartier met enslaved guides who spoke the Iroquois word "kanata", which means "village", "settlement" or "land". Slowly, the name "Canada" took hold on maps, and by the 1950s it became universally recognized.

A large number of lakes

Canada claims to be the country with the largest number of lakes of any country in the world. More than one million lakes adorn its vast expanse, including such significant ones as Lake Superior in Ontario, Lake Huron and Great Bear Lake in the northwest of the country. Notably, 563 of these lakes cover an impressive area of more than 100 square kilometers.

Lake Superior

Canada's Lake Superior, the largest lake in North America, is a picturesque sight that rivals the size of the entire country of Austria. It is the largest freshwater lake in the world by area.

Multiculturalism

Canada is a place of multiculturalism, which reflects its commitment to honoring heritage with maximum preservation and respect. Involving more than 250 cultural backgrounds, this policy advocates equality and fair treatment of all citizens, regardless of cultural differences.

A symbol of unity

The national flag of Canada, known as the maple leaf, consists of two bright colors: red and white. The flag features an 11-pointed red maple leaf, known as a symbol of unity, peace and tolerance.

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