Is Canada a cold country?
Today we will temporarily move to one of the most cultured countries in the world. Yes, you've guessed correctly. We are talking about Canada! Maybe it will be useful for you to know "is Canada a cold country?" You will learn it today!
Is Canada a hot or cold country?
The main factors of the Canadian climate are latitude, the obstruction of the Rocky Mountains by the western oceanic winds. Besides, we should know the extent of the continental territories at relatively high latitude, leading to strong cooling in winter. One more important fact is the proximity of The Arctic Ocean, which makes the summer cool.
The Canadian climate is characterized by a cold winter and a cool or moderate and humid summer with a long day. The climate and temperatures vary greatly depending on the region. In the north the climate is polar. In Prairies, the temperature range varies at different times of the year or even days. But speaking of the climate in the west, in British Columbia, it is milder and more temperate. It is not overlooked by the Canadian Rockies. On the west coast and the island of Vancouver, there is the marine climate. Winters are mild and rainy due to the influence of the Pacific Ocean.
The average monthly winter temperature can drop to -15°C even in the southern part of the country. But you can expect temperatures of -40°C with strong icy winds. An average annual precipitation in the form of snow can reach several hundred centimeters. For example, in Quebec - 337 cm.
In summer, the actual temperatures can rise to +35°C, and in the Canadian Prairies even up to +40°C. The humidity index is often high in summer in the east of the country. In some villages in the extreme north of the country, temperatures were fixed to -50°C in winter. The temperature in Alert in summer rarely reaches +5°C. In addition, strong icy winds can dramatically lower the temperature even to -60°C.
In most of the territory, the climate is continental. It is cold or very cold in winter, like Dxx according to Köppen's classification. In the southern part close to the US border, the summer is relatively warmer and longer, in the north it is shorter and cooler.
Which continent is Canada?
Canada is the continent of North America. It ranks second in the world in terms of area. It is washed by the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic Oceans, borders with the USA in the south and in the northwest. Canada also has maritime borders with Denmark (Greenland) in the northeast and with France (Saint-Pierre and Miquelon) in the east. The border of Canada and the United States is the longest common border in the world.
This country is a constitutional monarchy/kingdom with a parliamentary system. Its monarch is the monarch of the British Commonwealth of Nations. Canada is a bilingual and multicultural country. English and French are recognized as the official at the federal level. The country is technologically and industrially developed. It has a diversified economy which is based on rich natural resources and trade.
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Currently, Canada is a federal state, consisting of 10 provinces and 3 territories. Quebec is the province with a predominant French-speaking population. The rest are mainly English-speaking provinces, also called "English Canada" in comparison with the French-speaking Quebec.
As one of the nine predominantly English-speaking provinces, New Brunswick is the only officially bilingual Canadian province. The territory of the Yukon is officially bilingual (English and French), and the Northwest Territories and the Nunavut Territory recognize 11 and 4 official languages respectively. English and French are also present among them.
Where is Canada?
Speaking more about the geographical position of Canada, it should be noted that the country occupies a large part of the North of North America. The zone of the north is about 75%. Canada has a common land border with the USA in the south and in the northwest (between Alaska and Yukon). It is located from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific - in the west and to the Arctic Ocean - in the north of the country.
Want to know the best part?
You will be interested in learning some of the most interesting things about Canada!
Top 10 cool facts about Canada
1. Canada continues to remain under the patronage of the British monarch. But despite this fact, it is a technologically and industrially developed multicultural country with two official languages.
2. Canada is the second largest country in the world after Russia. Can you imagine this? Its territory is 9.9 million km2. By the way, the country has six time zones.
3. The border between the US and Canada is the longest in the world. Its length is 8,891 km.
4. The North American beaver is the national animal of Canada.
5. And now you will be surprised. The name of the country has a funny origin. When the French explorer Jacques Cartier reached the new world, the local natives invited them to "Kanata", that is, "village". Researchers decided that this is the name of the country. Later, Kanata was transformed into Canada. I think you never knew about this before!
6. Canada is the most educated country in the world. More than half of its citizens have higher education.
7. There are more lakes in Canada than in the rest of the world combined. Only in the province of Ontario, they number 250 000. They contain about 1/5 of the world's fresh water reserves.
8. Twice in history, Americans invaded Canada - in 1775 and 1812. And both times lost.
9. Car license plates in the Northwest Territories of Canada (Canadian Northwest Territories) have the form of a polar bear.
10. A big part of Canada has less earth-gravity power than the rest of the Earth. This phenomenon was discovered in the 1960s.
11. A Canadian policeman can give a "positive ticket" to a person who does something good.
12. And the last, but not the least fact! Pamela Anderson, Leonard Cohen, Avril Lavigne, Keanu Reeves, Jim Carrey, Celine Dion - all of these celebrities are Canadians.
Now you know where is Canada located. But speaking of climate in this country, a lot of things can be said. Climate really depends on where in Canada you are. If you are in the north part, so it is very cold all the time. As it has already been mentioned, the climate is continental in most of the territory.
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