Manitoba

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Manitoba is a province of Canada, between Ontario and Saskatchewan. Manitoba's largest city is Winnipeg. Manitoba is the home of the AHL hockey team, the Manitoba Moose.

[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 1,091,942 in 1991 accounting for 4% of the national total.[1]

References

  1. [Reader's Digest Atlas of Canada, page 51, copyright 1995]