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Flag of Canada

The flag of Canada often mentioned to as the Canadian flag. The flag features Maple Leaf, a red field with a white square at its center. The ratio of the design is 1:2:1. At the center of Canada Flag, it features a conventional red with 11-pointed maple leaf charged. The flag was adopted by Parliament for use as the country's national flag.

In 1964, Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson defined a committee to resolve the continuing issue of the lack of an authorized Canadian flag. Sparking a thoughtful debate over the change of flag, there were three choices made to the authorities; out of which, the design that featured maple leaf was selected. On February 15, 1965, the flag of Canada made its first official arrival, and since then the 15-Feburary is celebrated annually as National Flag of Canada Day.

History of Canada Flag

The first flag recognized to have hovered in Canada was the St George's Cross approved by John Cabot when he stretched Newfoundland in 1497. In 1534, Jacques Cartier established a cross in Gaspé manner the French royal coat of arms with the fleurs-de-lis. His ship hovered a red flag with a white cross, the French naval flag at the period. New France sustained to fly the developing French military flags of that period. As the de jure national flag of the United Kingdom, the Union Flag was used correspondingly in Canada from the 1621 British settlement in Nova Scotia. Its use sustained after Canada's independence from the United Kingdom in 1931 until the acceptance of the current flag in 1965.

After Canadian Confederation in 1867, the importance for distinctive Canadian flags appeared. The first Canadian flag was had shield in the center bearing the subdivided arms of Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick surrounded by a garland of maple leaves. As new provinces joined the Confederation, their arms were added to the flag of Canadian Shield. Since 1892 to 1965, the flag had been modified several times by several rulers.

Canada Flag Design and Symbolic Meaning

The flag is flat symmetric that results in obverse and reverse sides appear identical. The width of the Maple Leaf flag is double the height. The white field is a Canadian pale has each neighboring red field is exactly half of its size and it stands a stylized red maple leaf at its center. The colors are destined to represent hope and prosperity, as well as peace, serenity and objectivity. The maple leaf design signifies the cultural heritage of the nation and the natural resources of Canada.

About Canada Republic

Canada is located in the northern part of North America. The nation shares its border with the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, the U.S. states of Washington, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, and Minnesota (to the south), and Manitoba (to the north). With the population of 3.71 crores, the nation has population density around 4.04 inhabitants per square kilometer.

Canada is a Federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy. The official language of Canada is English and French and their currency is Canadian Dollar. Canada comprises of two letters Canada code i.e. CA and its three letters Canada code is CAN and in digits it is 124 . The calling code is +1 and the UTC i.e. standard time followed in Canada is UTC -4 hours.

Being a Federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy, the Canadian federation consists of ten provinces and three territories. Canada consists of 13 political divisions: 10 provinces and 3 territories. The territories are Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Canada Country Information

Country Canada Republic
Continent North America
Official Languages English, French
Capital Ottawa
Currency Canadian dollar $ (CAD)

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Canada Time Zones

CET UTC−03:50 to UTC−08:00
CEST UTC−02:50 to UTC−07:00

Canada Codes

Internet TLD CA
Three-letter country code CAN
Three-digit country code 124
Calling code +1