The Canadian flag consists of three vertical stripes: the right and left stripe are red and of equal size. The center stripe is white and in the middle of it is a red eleven-pointed maple leaf emblem.
The maple leaf at the center of the flag represents the national tree of Canada. The Canadian flag is also known as the Maple Leaf flag and was inspired by the flag of The Royal Military College of Canada.
Official Name: Canada
Adopted on: February 15, 1965
Location: North America bordered by the contiguous United States and Alaska
Capital City: Ottawa
Major Cities: Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton, Montreal, Halifax, Windsor
Area: 3,854,085 square miles
Currency: Canadian dollar ($) (CAD)
Official Languages: English and French
National Anthem: O Canada