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Statistics Canada’s ’By the numbers’ project presents interesting facts compiled to portray Canada’s ethnocultural diversity, its national identity, land and natural environment, and more. Statistics Canada has been telling the country’s story in numbers for more than a century and to mark the sesquicentennial anniversary of Canadian Confederation the federal data agency has prepared a numerical snapshot of Canada .

Statistics Canada’s has compiled interesting facts and numbers to portray the country’s ethnocultural diversity, national identity, land and natural environment.

Did you know that there are 47 million maple tree taps in Canada to collect maple syrup? Or that Canadians bought $9.2 billion worth of beer in 2016? Or that in 2016 Canada exported $25.6 million worth of skates and $395.9 million worth of snowmobiles?

Did you know that Canada has the world’s longest coastline at 243,042 km? And Canada’s Manitoulin Island in Lake Huron, Ontario, holds the title of the world’s largest island in a freshwater lake at 2,765 square km.

Here are some other interesting facts about Canada and its people as the country prepares to celebrate its 150th anniversary, plus many thousands of years of Indigenous history on this land prior to colonization. Canada’s people:

© FotografiaBasica Canada’s population has increased ten-fold since the Confederation.

The country’s population has also aged considerably since Confederation. 5,839,570 people 14 years old and younger in 2016, compared with 1,462,380 in 1871.

5,935,630 people aged 65 and older in 2016, compared with 127,465 in 1871. 41 is the average age of Canadians in 2016. Canada’s Indigenous population: Canada’s Aboriginal population increased by 232,385 people, or 20.1% between 2006 and 2011, compared with 5.2% for the non-Aboriginal population. 1.4 million people reported an Aboriginal identity in 2011. 4.3 per cent of the total population of Canada reported an Aboriginal identity in 2011. 851,560 people identified […]

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