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'''Manitoba''' is a province of [[Canada]], between [[Ontario]] and [[Saskatchewan]], and to the north the territory of [[Nunavut]].  To the south it borders the [[American]] States of [[North Dakota]] and [[Minnesota]].   
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'''Manitoba''' is a province of [[Canada]], between [[Ontario]] and [[Saskatchewan]], and to the north the territory of [[Nunavut]].  To the south it borders the American  States of [[North Dakota]] and [[Minnesota]].   
  
 
Manitoba's largest city is [[Winnipeg]], which contains over one half the provincial population.   
 
Manitoba's largest city is [[Winnipeg]], which contains over one half the provincial population.   
  
 
[[York Factory]] was founded in 1684 and was the provinces oldest settlement.  [[Charles II]] had granted the entire [[Hudson Bay]] watershed to the [[Hudson's Bay Company]], which was purchased from them by the Canadian Government in 1869 for 300,000 pounds.  Manitoba joined confederation in 1870.  The total area of Manitoba is 649,950 km<sup>2</sup> and had a population of 1,182,921 in 2007 accounting for 3.6% of the national total.<ref>[http://www.statcan.ca/Daily/English/070628/d070628c.htm |Statistics Canada: Canada's Population estimates]</ref>
 
[[York Factory]] was founded in 1684 and was the provinces oldest settlement.  [[Charles II]] had granted the entire [[Hudson Bay]] watershed to the [[Hudson's Bay Company]], which was purchased from them by the Canadian Government in 1869 for 300,000 pounds.  Manitoba joined confederation in 1870.  The total area of Manitoba is 649,950 km<sup>2</sup> and had a population of 1,182,921 in 2007 accounting for 3.6% of the national total.<ref>[http://www.statcan.ca/Daily/English/070628/d070628c.htm |Statistics Canada: Canada's Population estimates]</ref>
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==Further reading==
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* [http://www.biographi.ca/EN/ ''The Dictionary of Canadian Biography''] (1966-2006), thousands of scholarly biographies of notables who died by 1930
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* [http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCESubjects&Params=A1 ''Canadian Encyclopedia'' (2008)] reliable detailed encyclopedia, on-line free
  
  

Revision as of 21:03, 14 December 2008

Manitoba is a province of Canada, between Ontario and Saskatchewan, and to the north the territory of Nunavut. To the south it borders the American States of North Dakota and Minnesota.

Manitoba's largest city is Winnipeg, which contains over one half the provincial population.

York Factory was founded in 1684 and was the provinces oldest settlement. Charles II had granted the entire Hudson Bay watershed to the Hudson's Bay Company, which was purchased from them by the Canadian Government in 1869 for 300,000 pounds. Manitoba joined confederation in 1870. The total area of Manitoba is 649,950 km2 and had a population of 1,182,921 in 2007 accounting for 3.6% of the national total.[1]

Further reading

References

  1. |Statistics Canada: Canada's Population estimates


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