Date Northwest Territories Entered Confederation
July 15, 1870
Area of the Northwest Territories
1,346,106 sq. km (519,734 sq. miles) (Natural Resources Canada, 2001)
The Northwest Territories can be divided into two broad geographical regions: the taiga (a boreal forest belt that circles the subarctic zone and is typified by stands of pine, aspen, poplar, and birch trees), and the tundra (a rocky arctic region where the cold climate has stunted vegetation).
Capital City of the Northwest Territories
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Population of the Northwest Territories
41,462 (Statistics Canada, 2011 Census)
Residents are known as
Aboriginal peoples in Northwest Territories
Dene, Inuit and Metis
Main Northwest Territories industries
Mining, tourism, services
Mountain Time Zone, observes daylight savings time
There are two major climate zones in the NT: subarctic and arctic
In the subarctic zone, average temperatures in January are -9°F (–23°C) and 70°F (21°C) in July, while average
temperatures in the arctic zone range from -27°F (–33°C) in January to 50°F (10°C) in July.
Northwest Territories Statutory Holidays (in addition to National Holidays)
National Aboriginal Day - June 21st
Just some facts - For you information (FYI)
- The Mackenzie River is one of the world's longest at 2,635 miles (4,241 kilometers).
- The official fish of the Northwest Territories is the Arctic Grayling (Thymallus arcticus). The Arctic Grayling has the ability to live in the harshest environments.
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Statutory Holidays in the Northwest Territories
Northwest Territories Time Zone