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Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of Canada.
Who wrote the Canadian national anthem (lyrics and music)?
When was the national anthem of Canada officially adopted?
Please add any valuable information like links to anthem's mp3, video, lyrics, free sheet music etc.
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The National anthem of Canada is "O Canada".
Canada's anthem lyrics were written by Adolphe-Basile ROUTHIER [French], Robert Stanley WEIR [English] and the music was written by Calixa LAVALLEE.
Adopted 1980; Originally Written In 1880, "O Canada" Served As An Unofficial Anthem Many Years Before Its Official Adoption; The Anthem Has French And English Versions Whose Lyrics Differ; As A Commonwealth Realm, In Addition To The National Anthem, "God Save The Queen" Serves As The Royal Anthem .
 
National anthem of Canada free mp3 download
Press to download the mp3 file of Canada's National anthem - See link (file source: cia world factbook).
 
Listen to Canada national anthem on Youtube
 
Canadian anthem lyrics (Official English)
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.
 
You can find more information about Canadian anthem on Wikipedia - See link.
Sheet Music: View the Canadian national anthem sheet music - See link.

 

Canada
Canadian national symbol: maple leaf.

Canada flag

Conventional short form country name: Canada.
Conventional long form country name: none.
 
Canada Government Type: a parliamentary democracy, a federation, and a constitutional monarchy.
 
Parliamentary democracy is a political system in which the legislature (parliament) selects the government - a prime minister, premier, or chancellor along with the cabinet ministers - according to party strength as expressed in elections; by this system, the government acquires a dual responsibility: to the people as well as to the parliament. 
 
Federal (Federation) is a form of government in which sovereign power is formally divided - usually by means of a constitution - between a central authority and a number of constituent regions (states, colonies, or provinces) so that each region retains some management of its internal affairs; differs from a confederacy in that the central government exerts influence directly upon both individuals as well as upon the regional units. 
 
Constitutional monarchy is a system of government in which a monarch is guided by a constitution whereby his/her rights, duties, and responsibilities are spelled out in written law or by custom. 
 
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