Oh Canada! Eh?
In honor of Canada’s birthday, here are some green fun facts about my home country!
Did you know?
Canada has a landmass of 3 855 100 sq mi (6.7%), only second to Russia. Source: Wikipedia
Almost 9% of Canada’s total area is covered by fresh water and 2% by glaciers and icefields. Source: EPCOR.ca
Canada has about 25% of the world’s wetlands – the largest wetland area in the world. Source: EPCOR.ca
There is more water underground than on the surface. Source: EPCOR.ca
The Great Lakes are the largest system of fresh surface water on earth, containing roughly 18% of the world’s fresh surface water. Source: Alberta Water
8.5 million Canadians depend on the great lakes to provide them with drinking water. Source: Alberta Water
The combined shoreline of the Great Lakes is equal to about 45% of the earth’s circumference. Source: Alberta Water
Enjoy our beautiful country! Respect, preserve and conserve all that it is!
Happy Birthday Canada!
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