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6 foreign places called Canada

Canada may be vast, but the name extends well beyond our borders


 

Canada Park. (Yuval Mendelson via PikiWiki Israel)

Welcome to Canada! Here’s a little taste of home in a land far, far away:

1. Canada, England: A settlement within the village of Wellow in Hampshire, the region includes the church of St. Margaret of Antioch, where Florence Nightingale is buried.

2. Canada, Kansas: Founded in 1883, the town was established by the sons of David Christie, a former Speaker of the Canadian Senate. Other Canadians soon followed.

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3. Canada Glacier, Antarctica: A small glacier flowing into Taylor Valley in Victoria Land, it was charted and named by the British Antarctic Expedition under Robert Scott. Charles S. Wright, a Canadian physicist, was a member of the party that explored this area.

4. Canada Park: A national park that straddles Israel and the West Bank. The park was funded by Canadians and the road leading to the popular attraction is named for former prime minister John Diefenbaker.

5. Little Canada, Minn.: A suburb of Minneapolis and St. Paul, the city was founded by French Canadian settlers in 1844. In 1850, the first school was established and classes were taught in French.

6. Czech Canada, Czech Republic: Straddling the southern regions of Bohemia and Moravia, this densely wooded terrain is so named because of its series of lakes and rocky outcrops, as well as its hot summers and snowy winters. Popular with cyclists.


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6 foreign places called Canada

  1. What about La Canada, California?

  2. There’s also Canada Bay, New South Wales, Australia and Canada Water in south-east London, England.

  3. A little off- topic, but there’s a Toronto in New South Wales, about an hour & a half north of Sydney :)

  4. There is a small village in North-Central Portugal called Canada.

  5. Canada is the name of an old neighborhood in Barrigada, Guam. Ontario is a town in eastern Oregon and Vancouver is a town in southern Washington State. The red maple is Vermont’s state tree and the beaver is the state animal of Oregon and New York State. The loon is Minnesota’s state bird. It seems there is absolutely nothing original in or about “Canada”.

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