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Canada is the largest country in the world after Russia.

It spans six time zones and borders


three oceans: The Pacific, Atlantic, and Arctic. The capital is Ottawa. The current Prime Minister
is Justin Trudeau, and the official languages of Canada are English and French. Canada’s flag
is red and white, with a large maple leaf in the middle and a red stripe on each side of the flag.

In some ways Canada is many countries in one. Most Canadians have either British, Irish,
Scottish or French ancestry. In 2012, a study showed that 1 out of every 5 people in Canada are
immigrants.

In the 16th century, the French and British arrived in Canada and fought many wars with each
other over the territory. The last war left the British in control of Canada. In 1982, Canada finally
became an independent country. However, Queen Elizabeth II is still their queen. Their Prime
Minister is Justin Trudeau.

Canadians have a different accent than Americans - they say many words differently than we
do. The Canadian 'accent' can be heard most easily in the following words: out, about, and
house. For example, canadian pronounciation of the word 'out' is like 'e' as in 'pet' followed by
'oot' as in 'boot', sounding like 'e'+'oot'

Bathroom = Washroom
Crayon = Pencil Crayon
The letter Z = Zeta

Some interesting facts about Canada…..

In 2016, a report showed that Canada was one of the friendliest countries in the world.

Hockey and lacrosse are Canada’s national sports, but Canadians also love to watch baseball
and football.

Canadians drink more fruit juice than any other country.

Canada is well prepared for the arrival of aliens and in 1967, built a place for UFO’s to land in
the province of Alberta.

In 1904, a library was built on the border between Canada and America. Half of the library
building is in Quebec, and the other half is in the US state of Vermont. There is a black line on
the floor of the library that shows which side is America and which side is Canada. The library’s
name is the “Haskell Free Library”