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Northwast Territories
Territoires du Nord-Ouest (French)
Nunatsiaq (Inuinnaqtun)
ᓄᓇᑦᓯᐊᖅ (Inuktitut)
Banner Coat o airms
Motto: (Nae offeecial motto)[1]
Caipital Yellowknife
Lairgest ceety Yellowknife
Lairgest metro Yellowknife
Offeecial leids Chipewyan, Cree, Inglis, French, Gwich’in, Inuinnaqtun, Inuktitut, Inuvialuktun, North Slavey, South Slavey, Tłįchǫ[2]
Demonym Northwest Territorian[3]
Govrenment
Type
Commissioner George Tuccaro[4]
Premier Bob McLeod (Consensus govrenment, nae pairty affiliations)
Legislatur Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories
Federal representation In Canadian pairlament
Hoose seats 1 o 308 (0.3%)
Senate seats 1 o 105 (1%)
Confederation 15 Julie 1870 (Hudson's Bay Company cedes territory tae Canadae) (6t)
Aurie [5] Ranked 3rd
Total 1,346,106 km2 (519,734 sq mi)
Laund 1,183,085 km2 (456,792 sq mi)
Watter (%) 163,021 km2 (62,943 sq mi) (12.1%)
Proportion o Canadae 13.5% o 9,984,670 km2
Population  Ranked 11t
Total (2011) 41,462 [6]
Densitie (2011) 0.04 /km2 (0.10 /sq mi)
GDP  Ranked 11t
Total (2006) C$4.103 billion[7]
Per caipita C$76,000 (1st)
Abbreviations
Postal NT
ISO 3166-2 CA-NT
Time zone UTC-7
Postal code prefix X0, X1 (Yellowknife)
Flouer Mountain avens
Tree Tamarack Larch
Bird Gyrfalcon
Wabsteid www.gov.nt.ca
Rankins include aw provinces an territories

The Northwast Territories (NWT; Inglis: Northwest Territories, French: les Territoires du Nord-Ouest, TNO) is ane o three federal territories o Canadae. The Northwast Territories entered the Canadian Confederation 15 Julie 1870, but the current borders wur formit 1 Aprile 1999, wi the creation o Nunavut.

It haed a population o 41,462 as o the 2011 census, showin little chynge frae the 2006 census.[6]

In 1967, as a result o recommendations bi the Carrothers Commission, Yellowknife became the caipital.

While neebourin Nunavut is maistly Airctic tundra, the Northwast Territories haes a slichtly wairmer climate an is maistly boreal forest (taiga), although aboot hauf o the territory is north o the tree line.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "What is the official motto of the Northwest Territories?". Assembly.gov.nt.ca. Retrieved February 22, 2011. 
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  3. The terms Northwest Territorian(s) Hansard, Thursday, March 25, 2004, and (informally) NWTer(s) Hansard, Monday, October 23, 2006, occur in the official record of the territorial legislature. According to the Oxford Guide to Canadian English Usage (ISBN 0-19-541619-8; p. 335), there is no common term for a resident of Northwest Territories.
  4. Northern News Services. "New commissioner sworn in". Nnsl.com. Retrieved February 22, 2011. 
  5. Land and freshwater area, by province and territory
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, 2011 and 2006 censuses". Statcan.gc.ca. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  7. "Gross domestic product, expenditure-based, by province and territory". 0.statcan.ca. November 4, 2010. Retrieved February 22, 2011.