The Canada Flag

Canada Flag
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The Canada flag is often called the Maple Leaf and its proportion is 1:2. It was officially adopted on February 15, 1965. It was the first national flag of country with British ties to not contain the Union Jack.

The Canada flag was designed by George F.G. Stanley. It is made up of two vertical bars on each side, with a white square in the middle. There is an eleven-pointed red maple leaf in the middle. It was picked out of two other designs submitted by a committee called for by Lester B. Pearson, the Prime Minister at the time.

The maple leaf was designed by Jacques Saint-Cyr and the points have no symbolism. Some proposals of the Canada flag contained the color blue.The colors red and white were made the official colors by King George V in 1921. The red came from St. George’s Cross. The white came from the arms of King Charles VII, the King of France.

The country’s capital city is Ottawa. However, the largest city is actually Toronto. The Canada flag is part of a nation whose national motto or saying is “From Sea to Sea". The national anthem or song is titled “O Canada”. The royal anthem is “God Save The Queen”.

Some interesting facts about the Canada:

religion: Roman Catholicism 42.7%, Protestant 23.2% (includes United Church 9.5%, Baptist 2.4%, Anglican 6.8%, Lutheran 2%), other Christian 4.5%, other and unspecified 11.7%, Islam 1.8%, none 16.1% (2001 census)
languages: English, French, others
population: 33,212,682

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