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Manitoba Facts


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Updated: 2/8/12

About the Province of Manitoba:

Manitoba, a prairie province in the heart of Canada, is called the "Land of 100,000 Lakes." Manitoba has a diversified economy, led by manufacturing, then agriculture, hydroelectricity and mining.

Location of Manitoba:

  • easternmost prairie province in Canada

  • the province of Manitoba lies between Saskatchewan on the west and Ontario on the east, and between Nunavut on the north and the states of Minnesota and North Dakota on the south

  • see maps of Manitoba

Area of Manitoba:

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

Population of Manitoba:

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

Capital City of Manitoba:

Date Manitoba Entered Confederation:

July 15, 1870

Government of Manitoba:

New Democratic Party

Manitoba Provincial Elections:

Date of the last Manitoba provincial election: October 4, 2011

Date of the next Manitoba provincial election: October 6, 2015

Premier of Manitoba:

Premier Greg Selinger

Main Manitoba Industries:

Manufacturing, agriculture, hydroelectricity and mining

See Also:
Canadian Provinces and Territories - Key Facts

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