Covering an area of 552,371 sq. km, Manitoba is the easternmost of Canada’s three prairie provinces and is located at the longitudinal center of Canada.
Manitoba is mostly flat land and features few hills and small mountains in the southwestern part of the province. As observed on the map, the geologically ancient Canadian Shied covers almost half of the province and is generally a flat landscape of plains and plateaus, that is covered by large areas of coniferous forests and crisscrossed by numerous rivers and large lakes.
Some of the significant mountain ranges in the southwestern part of the province include the Duck, Pembina, and Porcupine mountain ranges. Situated in the Duck Mountain Provincial Park is the Baldy Mountain, which rises to an elevation of 832m and is the highest point in the province of Manitoba.
The Canadian Shield slopes gently to the northeast where it flattens out into the Hudson Bay Lowland area. This part of the land is covered by very thin soil and contains widely scattered forests and tundra.
The central and southern part of the province is dominated by a large number of rivers and lakes. Covering an area of about 24,514 sq. km, Lake Winnipeg is considered the 6th largest lake in Canada. Some of the other notable lakes that are found here include Southern Indian, Nueltin, Cedar, Manitoba, and Winnipegosis.
Some of the significant rivers in Manitoba include Assiniboine, Churchill, Nelson, Winnipeg, Whiteshell, Red, Souris, Hayes, Wolverine, and Bloodvein. The Hudson Bay (0m) forms the lowest point of the Manitoba province.
The Canadian Province of Manitoba is administratively divided into a total of 137 municipalities. Of these 137 municipalities in Manitoba, there are 37 urban municipalities, 98 rural municipalities, and 2 local government districts. The 37 urban municipalities are made up of 10 cities, 25 towns, and 2 villages.
With an area of 552,371 sq. km, Manitoba is the 6th largest and the 5th most populous Canadian province. Located at the meeting point of Assiniboine and Red rivers, near the longitudinal center of the North American continent is Winnipeg – the capital and the largest city of Manitoba. The city serves as the administrative, cultural, and transportation hub. The city is also referred to as the “Gateway to the West”. The Canadian Heritage named the city of Winnipeg as Canada’s “Cultural Capital” in 2010.
The Province of Manitoba is located at the longitudinal center of Canada, in the Continent of North America. It is geographically positioned in the Northern and Western hemispheres of the Earth. Manitoba is one of the three prairie provinces of Canada and is situated exactly midway between the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans. It is bordered by the Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan in the west; by the Northwest Territories in the northwest; by Ontario in the east; by the Nunavut Territory in the north; and the US States of North Dakota and Minnesota in the south. It is bounded by the Hudson Bay in the northeast.
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|Legal Name||Province of Manitoba|
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This page was last updated on May 11, 2021