Canada is not only one of the biggest countries in the world but also one of the richest in terms of both wealth and resources. Canada’s ten provinces and three territories stretch from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering almost 10 million square kilometers. It is a federal parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy at the same time, one of the few countries on the planet to be organized this way.
It is also one of the world’s most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations, being the product of large-scale immigration from pretty much all countries around the world. For your consideration, we put together ten very interesting facts about Canada most of you probably didn’t know.
8Canada’s flag was created in 1965
Interestingly enough, Canada didn’t actually have a national flag until the year 1965. Although Nova Scotia was granted a flag by King Charles in 1625, the Canadian country as a whole didn’t really adopt the maple leaf symbol until more than 300 years later. Before that, Canada used the British maritime flag without any real issues. Still, as the world started changing, the importance of flags could not be overlooked any longer and Canada had to finally pick a flag for itself.