Fact 1: Canada is ranked at number 6 in the list of countries by their Human Development Index, with an HDI of 0.906, published by the United Nations Development Reports (UNDP).
Fact 2: Canada has a total area of 9,984,670 km2 with a population of 34,832,000. Approximately 76.6 percent of the population lives in cities and towns while only 23.4 percent of the population lives in villages. It has 10 provinces and 3 territories and is the world’s second largest country after Russia.
Fact 3: Canada is a federal state as well as a Constitutional monarchy with a Parliament whose members are elected for a term of 4-5 years, and approximately 25 percent of the members’ seats are occupied by female members.
Fact 4: There is a negligible educational disparity between the two genders in Canada with approximately 93 percent of the population of at least 25 years of age having secondary education.
Fact 5: Canada has eight, distinct, forest regions which cover approximately 34 percent of the land mass of the country.
Fact 6: Canada has the largest number of fresh water lakes in the world, approximately 31,700, which is why it has a huge portion of the world’s fresh water reserves.
Fact 7: Canada is listed at number 14 in terms of GDP at approximately $1 trillion . It has a per capita income of about 40,541 according to the IMF’s 2011 records which ranks it at number 12 in the list.
Fact 8: Canada’s capital is Ottawa which is the fourth largest city in the country. It was founded in 1826 at Bytown and later incorporated as Ottawa in 1855.
Fact 9: The Canadian flag has a maple leaf symbol in its middle which signifies the nature and beauty of the environment of the country since its reformation in the 18th century.
Fact 10: Mount Logan is the highest peak in Canada and is also the second highest peak in North America with a height of 5,959 m. above sea level.