CANADA IN NUMBERS
Here is a breakdown of all the cool things about Canada that you probably didn't even think about
Words: Emily Georgieva
Photography: Zeke Tucker
28 August 2019
Canada is situated between six different time zones. It is the second biggest country in the world. Russia is the only one ahead of it. It is also the world's most educated country, which speaks highly of the locals' lifestyle and outlook on life.
There are more lakes in Canada than the number of the lakes in the rest of the globe combined. The total of the lakes is estimated at 561 and about 9% of the country's surface is covered in fresh water.
Canada has the lowest temperature ever being measured on the planet. Now, this is a very interesting fact. On February 3, 1947, in the small village of Snag in the middle of a very raw and temperamental winter the temperatures had dropped so rapidly that it had been almost unbearable to survive. The temperature reached a record when they dropped to -63 °C. This comes very close to the temperature of the surface of Mars, which speaks loudly about what our planet is capable of.
In Canada you can walk the longest street in the world. Yonge Street in Ontario runs for 2 000 km, starting from Lake Ontario and going all the way to the border of Minnesota. It also holds the record for longest coastline, running the amazing 202 080 km.
Canada is a home of a total of 10% of all the forests in the world. There are 396.9 million hectares of wooden and forest land across the territory of the country. Some of its natural parks are even bigger than a few of the world's smaller countries.