This July 1st marks Canada’s 152nd birthday.

Here are some other facts and numbers you might want to know:

  • 37,578,285 — Canada’s population as of 12:15 p.m. ET on Friday.
    • 3,463,000 — the country’s estimated population in 1867.
  • 46,995,360 — the number of maple taps in Canadian trees in 2016.
  • 36,581— the number of people who attended Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill last year.
  • 34.7 C — the daily high temperature in Ottawa last July 1.
  • 11— the number of statutory holidays in most Canadian provinces and territories.
  • 1st — Canada’s rank among the 25 countries that accepted UN refugees in 2018.
    • 28,100 — the number of refugees who resettled here last year.
    • 1.4 million — the number of people worldwide in need of permanent resettlement.
  • 9th — Canada’s worldwide ranking among nations in the latest World Happiness Report, just behind New Zealand and ahead of Austria.
  • 82.782 years— the life expectancy in Canada for 2019.
    • 13th— this country’s ranking for life expectancy, behind Sweden and ahead of South Korea.
  • 5.4 per cent — Canada’s jobless rate in May, the lowest figure in at least 43 years.
  • 1.23 — percentage of Canada’s GDP devoted to military spending in 2018.
    • 14th — Canada’s place on the list of world’s biggest defence spenders last year.
    • $21.6 billion US — the amount Canada spent on its military in 2018.
    • 1.2 — the percentage of last year’s record $1.822 trillion in global military spending that Canada was responsible for.
  • $4.27 billion US — the amount Canada devoted to foreign aid in 2017.
  • Almost 70 — the percentage of Canadians who participate in outdoor or wilderness activities.
    • Canada has more lakes than any other country.
    • Canada has the longest coastline in the world.
    • 44 — the percentage who say they hike or backpack.
    • 32 — the percentage who view or photograph wildlife.
    • 16 — the percentage who forage for food.
    • 24 — the percentage of the world’s boreal forest in Canada.
  • 704 megatonnes — Canada’s total greenhouse gas emissions in 2016.
    • 1st — Canada’s ranking in per capita carbon emissions among G20 nations.
    • 7th — Canada’s overall world ranking.
    • 206,624,103 – the number of potted plants produced in Canada in 2017.
  • $5.9 billion – the amount spent by Canadian households on tools and equipment for home and garden in the last quarter of 2018.
  • 5,032 – the number of bars, restaurants and other establishments licensed to sell alcohol in Canada in 2018.
  • 360 — the actual and planned cannabis retail locations across Canada as of May 2019.
  • 5.884 million litres — the volume of eggnog sold commercially in Canada in December 2018.
  • 7 — the reported number of fireworks accidents/incidents in Canada in 2017-2018.

Source: CBC and others