Here are some interesting Canada Facts for Kids which were choosen and reseached by kids especially for kids.
Canada is in Northern America and shares borders with the United States of America. Canada and the USA actually share the longest international border in the world. It is 8,891km/5,525miles long.
The longest part of the border is shared with the US state of Alaska and is more than 2,475km/1,538miles long.
Canada is the second biggest country in the world, after Russia - measured by total area!
Canada is a sparsely populated country, most of the people live close to the US-Canada border where the main urban areas such as Vancouver, Montreal, Quebec are.
Canada's longest river is the McKenzie River in the North West. The river is 2,635miles or 4,241km long.
The highest mountain in Canada is with 19,551ft or 5,959m the Mount Logan in the Yukon Territory at the border with Alaska.
Here are our favorite Canada attractions for kids:
CN Tower in Toronto
Canada is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.
There are many attractions for Canada visitors and kids will love to explore the amazing nature and wildlife.
Families also can go on great canoe trips in the national parks. But also the cities have lots to offer to families travelling with kids with stunning museums.
The Canadian people are called Canadians. Most of the Canadian families have roots in England and France, as during the French and British colonised the country and thus many families from 'the old world' immigrated into Canada.
Canada has two official languages: English and French. Almost half of the population can speak both languages. The majority of Canadians speak English as first language, but French is the main language in the Quebec province. In Quebec also almost half of the population is bilingual, which means that they are able to speak both languages fluently.
The indigenous people in northern Canada are called 'Inuit'. Inuits, which were called 'eskimo' previously but this name is not acceptable and pejorative. Today, only 5 in 100 Canadians refer to themselves as 'Inuit'.
The inuit live today in modern houses but still build igloos, especially when hunting. The inuit children go to the community's schools, but there are no universities in the North. So if the children decide to go on studying, they have to leave their communities and move to university cities. In the Inuit language, writing text was only begun in the 19th century before they mainly used symbols for writing.
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Canada Facts for Kids References: BBC News: Canada Profile latest update 24 April 2014
Canada Statistics: Government of Canada official website
The Canadian Encyclopedia: various Geo quizzes, last accessed 3 September 2014
Inuit Cultural Online Resource: last accessed 19 December 2014
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