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Facts on Manitoba

Manitoba, a prairie province in the heart of Canada, is called the "Land of 100,000 Lakes." Agriculture is the economic basis of rural Manitoba.


Date Manitoba Entered Confederation

July 15, 1870

Area of the Manitoba

647,797 sq. km (250,116 sq. miles) (Natural Resources Canada, 2001)

Water Surface

101,592 square km/39,225 square miles


Most of Manitoba lies between 500 and 1,000 feet (150 and 300 meters) above sea level. But in the Turtle, Riding, Duck, and Baldy Mountains, heights rise to 2,300 feet (700 meters) or higher.
 Manitoba is known as the land of 100,000 lakes. Lake Winnipeg, Lake Winnipegosis, and Lake Manitoba dominate the southern topography. The north shows enormous
changes from the glaciers'movements and is covered in forest.

Capital City of the Manitoba

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Population of the Manitoba

1,208,268 (Statistics Canada, 2011 Census)

Residents are known as


Aboriginal peoples in Manitoba

Metis, First Nation, Registered or Treaty Indian, Non-Status Indian & Inuit

Main Manitoba industries

Manufacturing, agriculture, hydroelectricity and mining

Time Zone

Central Time Zone, observes daylight savings time


Manitoba is one of the sunniest provinces in Canada. It has what is known as a continental climate, which features great temperature extremes. Summer temperatures in Manitoba range from an average of 62–75F (17–24C) in June to 45–65F (8–18C) in September. Winter temperatures average 8 to 30F (-13 to 0C).

Manitoba Statutory Holidays (in addition to National Holidays)

Louis Riel Day - Third Monday in February

Manitoba Blogs
Winnipeg O' My Heart

Professional Sports Teams

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Just some facts - For you information (FYI)

  • Gimli is the largest Icelandic population outside of Iceland
  • The highest point in Manitoba is Baldy Mountain, in Duck Mountain Provincial Park, at 2,726 feet (831 meters)
  • Winnipeg has one of the largest populations of Mennonites in the world.
  • Winnipeg has the largest French community outside of Qubec.


References: - Canada Online


Canada Cool

Manitoba Entrepreneurship, Training and Trade

Encyclopedia of Canadian Provinces


map of Manitoba


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