Bobo.id – Canada is the second largest country in the world after Russia, with an area of 9.9 million square kilometres.
It’s not just the vast territory, there are many other things that make Canada unique.
This country has extreme weather conditions which have earned it the nickname of ice shards.
This country’s position near the North Pole often causes it to experience extreme winters.
Plus, there are other unique facts about Canada.
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1. Extreme summer and winter
Canada is a country that has four seasons namely spring, summer, autumn and winter.
Even so, Canada has very extreme temperatures, reaching -40 degrees Celsius in winter and 40 degrees in summer.
The record for the lowest temperature in this country is as cold as the planet Mars, lo.
On February 3, 1947, in a small village, Snag, in the Yukon, the lowest temperature was recorded at -63 degrees Celsius.
This very cold temperature is even called the same as the surface temperature of the planet Mars.
2. Very polite company
Politeness is so valued in Canada that you will feel guilty if you don’t use the words “sorry”, “thank you” and “please”.
In Canada, the value of politeness is not only hospitality but also a social norm.
The country stands for equality so that everyone has an equal position.
3. Most lakes in the world
One of the most interesting facts is that Canada has more lakes than any other country in the world.
There are approximately 3,000 lakes scattered across Canada.
With so many lakes dotted across Canada, it means there are plenty of stunning sights in the country.
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4. 10% of the world’s forests are in Canada
In addition to the many lakes, Canada also has many trees and even represents 10% of the total forest in the world.
A total of 396.9 million hectares of forest and other wooded land are found throughout the country.
5. The longest coastline in the world
Not only forests and lakes, this country also has quite a long coastline.
Even the longest in the world, which is 125,556 miles or 202,080 kilometers.
The country’s coastline is also bordered by the Atlantic, Arctic and Pacific.
6. High standard of living
What is impressive in this country is that the standard of living there is very high.
Even in 2021, Canada was once again selected as the country with the best quality of life in the world.
The assessment was conducted by marketing communications firm VMLY&R, BAV Group and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
There are nine categories related to the quality of life in a country.
The nine categories are affordability, cheap labor, economic stability, family, income equality, political stability, security, education system and health system.
It is not the first time that this country has succeeded, but Canada has held this position for six consecutive years.
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7. The longest highway in the world
Another peculiarity of this country is the existence of the longest highway in the world.
This highway is called Trans-Canada with a length of 4,722 miles or 7,604 kilometers.
Well, these were seven unique facts about Canada that were quite surprising.
The largest country in the world happens to have many beautiful places in the form of beautiful lakes.
(Author: Amirul Nisa/Ragillita Desyaningrum)
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