Flag of Canada

Flag of Canada

The current Canadian flag was raised up in 1965 for the first time. Its author was Dr. George Stanley, who intended to capture several important elements of Canadian history. The central theme of the flag is a maple leaf, which refers to the indigenous population that has been using the maple sap for centuries, and which still is a traditional Canadian product. Maple leaf became a symbol of Canadian athletes in the 20th century and also a symbol of Canadian soldiers in both world wars. Red leaf is placed on a white background and the flag is lined with two vertical red stripes. Red and white are referring to historical ties to the UK – it was red and white flag with the St. George's cross which was erected by John Cabot on Canadian soil in 1497.

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of United States The United States Washington, District of Columbia 317,706,000 9,629,090 km2

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Main information

Country
Canada
Capital city
Ottawa
Population
35,295,770 (2013)
Total area
9,970,610 km2
Formation
1. 7. 1867
Highest point
Mount Logan (5,959 m)
GDP
$ 42,317 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
canadian dollar (CAD)
Code
CA (CAN)
Calling code
+1 XXX
Internet TLD
.ca

Country is member of

By continents
North America
By organizations
G8, NATO

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Kanada (Ottawa)
English
Canada (Ottawa)
German
Kanada (Ottawa)
French
Canada (Ottawa)
Italian
Canada (Ottawa)
Spanish
Canadá (Ottawa)
Russian
Канада (Оттава)
Slovak
Kanada (Ottawa)
Polish
Kanada (Ottawa)
Portuguese
Canadá (Otawa)
Chinese
加拿大 (渥太华)
Japanese
カナダ (オタワ)
Turkish
Kanada (Ottawa)
Norwegian
Canada (Ottawa)
Swedish
Kanada (Ottawa)
Hungarian
Kanada (Ottawa)
Dutch
Canada (Ottawa)
Danish
Canada (Ottawa)
Finnish
Kanada (Ottawa)
Hebrew
קנדה (אוטווה)

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