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Manitoba
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Manitoba Coat of Arms

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Capital City: Winnipeg
Date Entered Confederation: July 15, 1870
Area: 649,950 Sq Km
Population: Click Here for Population Page
Motto: Glorious and Free
Known As: Keystone Province
Provincial Flower: Prairie Crocus
Provincial Bird: Great Gray Owl
Provincial Tree: White Spruce
Lieutenant Governor: Hon. Janice Filmon
Premier: Hon. Brian William Pallister
Political Party: Progressive Conservative Party
Main Products: Agricultural: Wheat, barley, rapeseed, hay, cattle, pigs, dairy products.
Manufactured: Food and beverages, machinery, primary metal fabrication, printing and publishing, clothing, pulp and paper, refined petroleum, computers and fiber optics.
Mined: Nickel, zinc, copper

Bordered by Ontario, Saskatchewan, the Northwest Territories, Hudson Bay and the United States, Manitoba is one of the three Prairie provinces and is located in the centre of Canada.

Elevations rise slowly to the south and west from sea level at Hudson Bay. Most of Manitoba lies between 150 and 300 m above sea level, but in the Turtle, Riding, Duck and Baldy mountains, heights rise to 700 m or higher. The highest point in Manitoba is Baldy Mountain, in Duck Mountain Provincial Park, at 831 m.

Manitoba is known as the land of 100,000 lakes, a legacy of enormous Lake Agassiz which covered much of the province after the glaciers retreated. The major rivers of western Canada flow into the lowland region of Manitoba, giving Manitoba 90% of the hydro-electric potential of the Prairie region. The northern topography is heavily glaciated and covered in forest, dominated by pine, hemlock and birch.

Manitoba is one of the sunniest provinces in Canada. It has a continental climate, with great temperatures extremes. Typical of southern Manitoba, the mean January temperature in Winnipeg is about -20C; the July average is about 19C. Northern areas receive colder climate than those in the South

(Text courtesy Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)

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