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The coat of arms of Canada Symbols of the Canadian coat of arms is as follows. Three lions were taken from the historical coat of arms of England, a lion with a double-edged - with the emblem of Scotland, the harp - a symbol of Ireland, and lily Bourbon king of France. They are symbolically reminiscent of the countries from which ancestors arrived in Canada the majority of its modern population. Red maple leaves in the bottom white part of the shield represent itself to Canada as a single stalk that connects the leaves - the unity of its peoples. Surrounding shield spear with flags of Great Britain and royal France recalls the role of these countries in Canadian history. The State Order of Canada as a British dominion symbolize taken from the British coat of arms Supporters - English lion and Scottish unicorn and the British royal crown stresses that the head of the Canadian government formally considered the queen of Great Britain. (Although since 1931 all the British dominions are virtually independent. )
The flag of Canada n Uniquely Canadian symbols are the maple leaf and maple syrup, Canadian beaver, loon, Canada goose, crown and an officer in a wide-brimmed hat and red uniform of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. State symbols - the fruit of natural and historical sources, as well as indigenous. In particular, the maple leaf is used as a symbol of the Canadian State since the XVIII century and is depicted on ancient flags of Canada, at its current flag, as well as on the arms. Many publications and television programs originally designed for U. S. residents, went to Canada in its amended form, covering the events, the most interesting Canadians.
The gіmn of Canada n O Canada! Our home and native land! True patriot love in all thy sons command. With glowing hearts we see thee rise, The True North strong and free! From far and wide, O Canada, We stand on guard for thee. God keep our land glorious and free! O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
The climate of Canada n In most parts of Canada has a temperate climate type. In central areas this type of temperate continental climate, and on the coast - a moderate sea. On the islands of the Canadian Arctic archipelago dominated by harsh Arctic type of climate in the north of the mainland - the subarctic.
Demographics of Canada The population of Canada in 2007 was 32. 7 million. Native people of Canada - Indian and Inuit are less than 1% of the total population. Canada is a nation basis anhlokanadtsi (over 12 million people) and frankokanadtsi (7, 5 million). There also Germans, Italians, Ukrainian, etc. . Canada is a country with a relatively high population growth rates (1, 4% per year). In the past, an important factor in the growth of Canada's population was immigration. In 1901 -1911 he came to Canada, 1. 76 million people, between the censuses of 1951 and 1961 Canada accepted 1. 5 million. In the future level of immigration has decreased and in 2004 was only 6 people per 1000 inhabitants. Life expectancy of women in 1981, men - 74 years. Canada rarely and unevenly populated. At 1 km 2 accounting for 3. 1 persons lived-in areas - up to 120 people. Over 90% of the population is concentrated in the south, in the border strip from the U. S. . The highest concentration of population distinguished lakeside portion of the state and the St. Lawrence River valley, the smallest - the northern part of Canada. In Canada, the predominant type of urban settlement: 78% of the population lives in cities and conurbations. Half of Canadians placed in three urban areas: In the lakeside edge of the center in Toronto, Quebec headquartered in Montreal and around the Pacific in the area of Vancouver - Victoria. Canada's largest cities are Toronto (4. 5 million), Montreal (3. 3 million), Vancouver (1. 8 million), Ottawa (1. 1 million), Edmonton (840 thousand people ), Calgary (754 thousand). Unemployment rate reaches 10, 3%.
Religion of Canada n Most Canadians Christians. As of 1991, the majority belonged to the Roman Catholic (45, 2% of the population), followed by - and Calvinists, with each canonical communion, the Anglican and Lutheran churches. Presented and other religions: Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism and Buddhism. Approximately 3. 4 million. people said they did not professing any religion.
Toronto (born Toronto [tərɒntoʊ]) - the largest city of Canada, the province of Ontario admynystratyvnыy center. Population - 2, 503, 281 inhabitants (2006), along with gardens, Mississauga, Brэmpton, Markham and other obrazuet Big Toronto agglomeration with population of 5715 thousand. residents. Toronto yavlyaetsya chastyu "golden podkovы - hustonaselёnnoho region surrounding the Western part of Lake Ontario with the population near 7 million people. To approximately one third of total population in Kanadы zhyvёt radyuse 500 km from Toronto. Vicinity of the sixth part of all working positions, jobs in Kanadы nahodyatsya predelah Municipal chertы. City of Toronto yzvesten also as "economically Engine" Canada, considered a one of the leading mehapolysov ymeet world and a large weight in the region as well and at the State level and
Vancouver n Vancouver is located on the west coast of Canada in British Columbia. This is the eighth-largest and third most populous city in Canada and one of the major ports in North America. City differs comfortable climate and picturesque location surrounded by coniferous forests, snowcapped mountains and fjords. Main indicators of living standards Vancouver repeatedly held first place in the world, sharing it with such cities as Geneva, Zurich, Vienna and Melbourne. The town got its name April 6, 1886 after the English explorer George Vancouver, who visited June 13, 1792 Pacific coast of North America. But let's not permanently immersed in the story, but back in the city see the sights
Ottawa n Ottawa - the capital of Canada and fourth in terms of population, the second - in Ontario after Toronto. Located in Ottawa River valley in eastern Ontario, which separates the English province of Ontario and francophone Quebec, Ottawa nahodytsya 400 km. east of Toronto and 190 km. west of Montreal. Ottawa - municipality within the province of Ontario. There is no separate area for the federal capital, as in several other states: Ottawa - part of an official of the National Capital Region, which extends into the neighboring municipality of Gatineau in Quebec. The population of urban area of Ottawa-Gatineau was 860 928 people (2006). Population of Ottawa-Gatineau metropolitan area is 1, 130, 761 people (2006). Since Ottawa is the capital of a bilingual English. French country - and in Ottawa is a significant French-speaking population municipal laws and all services provided within the city limits, in both English and French. The current mayor, Larry O'Brayyen was elected November 13, 2006, and took office in December 2006
Persian Rock vozvyshayetsya over Gulf of St. Lawrence to the tip of Cape Haspe in Quebec, near poslelennya Pers. Cliff is a monolithic limestone massif 433 m long, 90 meters wide and 88 m in height at the highest point. Rock got its name from a large 15 -meter arch near its end which is directed into the sea. Earlier in the rock were two arches, however, the first collapsed June 17, 1845. For four hours during each tide the water recedes from the isthmus that connects the rocky land, which can directly visit the rock. Rock staff - an important tourist attraction in Quebec, with picturesque views of the town of Persia rock and Bonaventure Island. It contains millions of marine fossils such as trilobites, tetrakoraly, brachiopods and ostracods Devonian.
Stanley Park n Stanley Park is the largest urban park in Canada and third largest urban park in North America. Located in British Columbia, Vancouver. Stanley Park covers an area of 404. 9 hectares. Stanley Park was reportedly visited by eight million visitors. Votes for the best urban parks of the world Put 16 Place. Since 1988, the park announced the federal government as a national historic site. Stanley Park is also home to the largest marine aquarium Aquarium Vancouver.