On this the 149th year of my Homeland’s birth, I offer up a few facts:

  • Established on July 1, 1867 (Patriation April 17, 1982)
  • Capital City: Ottawa, Ontario
  • Population: 2016 Estimate 36,155,487 (37th in the world)
  • Land Area: 9,984,670 sq km or 3,854,085 sq miles (2nd in the world) divided up into 10 provinces and 3 territories
  • Official Languages: English and French
  • Regional Languages: Chipewyan, Cree, Gwich’in, Inuinnaqtun, Inuktitut, Inuvialuktun, North Slavey, South Slavey, Tlinchon
  • Government: Federal parliamentary democracy
  • Prime Minister: Justin Trudeau

Happy Canada Day!

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