Canada

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After Russia, Canada is the second largest country in the world.

Canada not only covers a huge area, it also has a lot of lakes. Did you know, that more than half of the natural freshwater lakes are in Canada? An astonishing 9% of the country are covered by freshwater lakes. With a total of 152,100 miles Canada has the longest coastline in the world. For reference: The continent of Australia has a coastline of merely 16,000 miles. Canada has 36 million inhabitants, that is one million less than the metropolitan area of Tokyo.

In 1943, the delivery room of a hospital in Canada was temporarily excluded from Canadian sovereignty, so that the Dutch Princess Margriet of the Netherlands could officially bear that title. To this day the Netherlands send thousands of tulips to Canada each year as a sign of eternal gratitude.

A large area of northern Canada has an amazing physical abnormality: Gravity is a lot weaker than in other regions of the world. Granted, the difference is only one twenty-thousandth, but the discovery still leaves many scientists clueless.

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