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Quick Facts:  Overview of Manitoba

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Manitoba: a province of Canada since 1870. Manitoba
means "where the spirit lives" in the languages of the province's Aboriginal people.

Political Leader: Premier Brian Pallister

Area: 649,947 square km / 250,946 square miles (larger than Japan and twice the size of the U.K.). Manitoba extends from the 49th to the 60th parallel (the equivalent of Paris, France to Oslo, Norway). 1400 km north to south, 900 km at the widest point and 500 km at the narrowest.

Land Surface: 548,356 square km/211,721 square miles

Water Surface: 101,592 square km/39,225 square miles

Coastline: 645 km/400 miles

Total Population: 1,282,000

Capital City: Winnipeg (population 782,000)

Value of CDN $ against major currencies: (May 2015)
US$ = $1.21 Canadian Euro = $1.35 Canadian
Mexican Peso = $0.08 Canadian


  • New Year’s Day, January 1
  • Louis Riel Day, third Monday in February
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Sunday
  • Victoria Day, the Monday preceding May 25
  • Canada Day, July 1
  • Terry Fox Day, first Monday in August
  • Labour Day, first Monday in September
  • Thanksgiving, second Monday in October
  • Remembrance Day, November 11
  • Christmas, December 25
  • Boxing Day, December 26

Sources: Environment Canada, Manitoba Bureau of Statistics, Manitoba Culture, Heritage, Tourism, Statistics Canada.

Manitoba Trade and Investment
1100-259 Portage Avenue,
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3B 3P4
Tel: 204-945-2466 Fax: 204-957-1793

Manitoba Trade and Investment Corporation is an agency
of Manitoba Growth, Enterprise and Trade

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