🇨🇦 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.

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Main information

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Country Canada
Capital city Ottawa
Continent North America
Member of G8, NATO
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

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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)