Canada

Chile

China

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech Republic


Canada

Prime Minister

National Anthem

The capital of Canada is Ottawa and the country is divided up into provinces and territories.

Province

Capital

Alberta Edmonton
British Columbia Victoria
Manitoba Winnipeg
Nwe Brunswick Fredericton
Newfoundland adn Labrador St. John's
Nova ScotiaHalifax
Ontario Toronto
rince Edward Sound Charlottetown
Quebec Québec City
Saskathewan Regina

Territory

Capital

Northwest Territories Yellowknife
Nunavut Iqaluit
Yukon Whitehorse


Patron Saint : Anne (Mother of Mary), Joseph, The martyrs of North America

Currency : 1 Dollar (Can) = 100 Cents

National holiday : Canada Day, 1 July (1867)

Highest Point : Mount Logan 5,959 m

Longest River : Mackenzie River


Prime Minister

No. Name served Party
1 John Alexander MACDONALD 1867 1873 Liberal-Conservative
2 Alexander MACKENZIE 1873 1878 Liberal
3 John Alexander MACDONALD 1878 1891 Liberal-Conservative
4 John Joseph Caldwell ABBOTT 1891 1892 Liberal-Conservative
5 John Sparrow David THOMPSON 1892 1894 Liberal-Conservative
6 Mackenzie BOWELL 1894 1896 Conservative
7 Charles TUPPER 1896 1896 Conservative
8 Wilfrid LAURIER 1896 1911 Liberal
9 Robert Laird BORDEN 1911 1917 Conservative
10 Robert Laird BORDEN 1917 1920 Unionist
11 Arthur MEIGHEN 1920 1921 National Liberal and Conservative Party
12 William Lyon Mackenzie KING 1921 1926 Liberal
13 Arthur MEIGHEN 1926 1926 Conservative
14 William Lyon Mackenzie KING 1926 1930 Liberal
15 Richard Bedford BENNETT 1930 1935 Conservative
16 William Lyon Mackenzie KING 1935 1948 Liberal
17 Louis Stephen SAINT-LAURENT 1948 1957 Liberal
18 John George DIEFENBAKER 1957 1963 Progressive Conservative
19 Lester Bowles PEARSON 1963 1968 Liberal
20 Pierre Elliott TRUDEAU 1968 1979 Liberal
21 Charles Joseph CLARK 1979 1980 Progressive Conservative
22 Pierre Elliott TRUDEAU 1980 1984 Liberal
23 John Napier TURNER 1984 1984 Liberal
24 Martin Brian MULRONEY 1984 1993 Progressive Conservative
25 A. Kim CAMPBELL 1993 1993 Progressive Conservative
26 Jean Joseph Jacques CHRÉTIEN 1993 2003 Liberal
27 Paul Edgar Philippe MARTIN 2003 2006 Liberal
28 Stephen Joseph HARPER 2006 Conservative Party of Canada


Canadian Anthems

"Oh Canada" is the official Canadian National Anthem but as a member of the Commonwealth it also has "God Save the Queen" as the unofficial Royal Anthem of Canada. The first verse has been translated into French for use in Canada, as shown below.

"Oh Canada"

English lyrics O Canada! Our home and native land! True patriot love in all thy sons command. With glowing hearts we see thee rise, The True North strong and free! From far and wide, O Canada, We stand on guard for thee. God keep our land glorious and free! O Canada, we stand on guard for thee. O Canada, we stand on guard for thee. French lyrics Ô Canada! Terre de nos aïeux, Ton front est ceint de fleurons glorieux! Car ton bras sait porter l'épée, Il sait porter la croix! Ton histoire est une épopée Des plus brillants exploits. Et ta valeur, de foi trempée, Protégera nos foyers et nos droits; Protégera nos foyers et nos droits. Inuktitut lyrics Uu Kanata! Nangmini nunavut! Piqujatii nalattiaqpavut. Angiglivalliajuti, Sanngijulutillu. Nangiqpugu, Uu Kanata Mianiripluti. Uu Kanata! nunatsia! Nangiqpugu mianiripluti, Uu Kanata, salagijauquna!

"God Save the Queen"

 

Dieu protège la reine De sa main souveraine! Vive la reine! Qu'un règne glorieux, Long et victorieux Rende son peuple heureux. Vive la reine!

A bilingual verse was often sung in Canada on Remembrance Day:

Dieu sauve notre reine, Notre glorieuse reine, Vive la reine! Send her victorious, Happy and glorious, Long to reign over us, God Save the Queen!

As sung in English in Canada, God Save the Queen has an additional English verse, sung after the first or second verse.
 

Our loved Dominion bless With peace and happiness From shore to shore; And let our Empire be Loyal, united, free True to herself and Thee God save the Queen.


Chile

The capital of Chile is Santiago and the country is divided into Regiones (regions).

Regiones

Capital

Aisen Coyhaique
Arica and ParinacotaArica
Tarapaca Iquique
Coquimbo La Serena
Antofagasta Antofagasta
Araucania Temuco
Atacama Copiapo
Valparaíso Valparaiso
O'Higgins Rancagua
Maule Talca
Biobío Concepción
Los Ríos Valdivia
Los Lagos Puerto Montt
Magallanes Punta Arenas
Santiago Santiago


Patron Saint : Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, James the Greater

Currency : 1 Peso = 100 Centavos

National holiday : Independence Day, 18 September (1810)

Highest Point : Nevado Ojos del Salado 6,880 m

Longest River :


China

The Capital of China is Bejing and the country is divided up into Sheng (provinces), Zizhiqu (autonomous regions), Shi (municipalities) and two Special Administrative Regions.

Sheng (Provinces).

Anhui Henan Shaanxi
Fujian Hubei Shandong
Gansu Hunan Shanxi
Guangdong Jiangsu Sichuan
Guizhou Jiangxi Tibet
Hainan Jilin Yunnan
Hebei Liaoning Zhejiang
HeilongjiangQinghai
China considers Taiwan to be it's 23rd province

Zizhiqu (Automonous Regions).

Guangxi Nei MongolNingxia
Xinjiang Xizang

Shi (Municipalities).

Beijing Chongqing Shanghai
Tianjin

Special Administrative Regions.

Hong Kong Macau


Patron Saint : Mary, Queen of China

Currency : 1 Yuan = 10 Jiao ( 100 Fen )

National holiday : Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China, 1 October (1949) Highest Point : Mount Everest 8,850 m

Longest River : Amur or Yalu ?


Croatia

The capital of Croatia is Zagreb and the country is divided into Zupanije (counties) and a Grad (city).

Zupanije.

Bjelovarsko-Bilogorska Zupanija Pozesko-Slavonska Zupanija
Brodsko-Posavska Zupanija Primorsko-Goranska Zupanija
Dubrovacko-Neretvanska Zupanija Sibensko-Kninska Zupanija
Istarska Zupanija Sisacko-Moslavacka Zupanija
Karlovacka Zupanija Splitsko-Dalmatinska Zupanija
Koprivnicko-Krizevacka Zupanija Varazdinska Zupanija
Krapinsko-Zagorska Zupanija Viroviticko-Podravska Zupanija
Licko-Senjska Zupanija Vukovarsko-Srijemska Zupanija
Medimurska Zupanija Zadarska Zupanija
Osjecko-Baranjska Zupanija Zagrebacka Zupanija

Grad.

Zagreb.


Patron Saint : Joseph

Currency : 1 Kuna = 100 Lipa

National holiday : Statehood Day, 25 June (1991)

Highest Point : Dinara 1,830 m

Longest River : Sava


Cyprus

The capital of the Cyprus is Nicosia and the country is divided into districts.

Imarat.

Famagusta Larnaca Nicosia
Kyrenia Limassol Paphos

Cyprus is unofficially divided into two sections. Turkish Cypriots claimed independence for the Northern section of the Island which was named Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, this is however only recognised by Turkey.


Patron Saint :Barnabas, Apostle

Currency : Pound (CP) = 100 Cents

National holiday : Independence Day, 1 October (1960)

The Turkish Cypriot area celebrates 15 November (1983) as Independence Day.

Highest Point : Olympus 1,951 m

Longest River : none


Czech Republic

The Capital of the Czech Republic is Praha (Prague)and the country is divided into Kraje (regions).

Kraje.

Jihocesky Pardubicky
Jihomoravsky Plzensky
Karlovarsky Stredocesky
Kralovehradecky Ustecky
Liberecky Vysocina
Moravskoslezsky Zlinsky
Olomoucky


Currency : Czech Koruna = 100 Halura

National holiday : Czech Founding Day, 28 October (1918)

Highest Point : Snezka 1,602 m

Longest River :


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