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A red flag with a large Union Jack in the upper left corner and a shield, consisting of St. George's Cross over a left-facing bison standing on a rock, on the right side
A central shield depicting a bison standing on a rock, under a St George's Cross. On top of the shield sits a helmet decorated with a red and white billowing veil. On top of the helmet sits a beaver with a crown on its back, holding a prairie crocus. To the right of the shield is a rearing white unicorn wearing a collar of white and green maple leaves, from which hangs a green cart-wheel pendant. To the left of the shield is a rearing white horse wearing a collar of Indian beadwork, from which hangs a green cycle of life medallion. The animals and shield stand on a mound, with a wheat field beneath the unicorn, prairie crocuses beneath the shield, and spruces beneath the horse. Beneath the mound are white and blue waves, under which is an orange scroll bearing the words "GLORIOSUS ET LIBER"
Coat o airms
Laitin: Gloriosus et Liber
("Glorious and free")
Map showing the location of Manitoba, in the centre of Southern Canada
Map o Canadae wi Manitoba heichlichtit
Confederation15 Julie 1870 (5t)
Lairgest ceetyWinnipeg
Lairgest metroWinnipeg
 • TeepConstitutional monarchy
 • Lieutenant GovrenorPhilip S. Lee
 • PremierGreg Selinger (NDP)
LegislaturLegislative Assembly of Manitoba
Federal representation(in Canadian Pairlament)
Hoose seats14 o 338 (4.1%)
Senate seats6 o 105 (5.7%)
 • Total649,950 km2 (250,950 sq mi)
 • Laund548,360 km2 (211,720 sq mi)
 • Watter101,593 km2 (39,225 sq mi)  15.6%
Aurie rankRankit 8th
 6.5% o Canadae
 • Tot1,208,268 [1]
 • RankRankit 5t
 • Density2.2/km2 (6/sq mi)
Offeecial leidsInglis & French (de jure)
 • Rank6t
 • Tot (2009)C$50.973  billion[2]
 • Per capitaC$38,001 (8t)
Time zoneUTC–6, (DST −5)
Postal abbr.
Postal code prefixR
ISO 3166 codeCA-MB
  Prairie Crocus
Picea glauca Fairbanks.jpg
  White Spruce
Great Gray Owl - Bird of Prey exhibit at Waddington Air Show - - 1570223.jpg
  Great Grey Owl
Rankins include aw provinces an territories

Manitoba is a province o Canadae. The province, wi an aurie o 649,950 square kilometre (250,900 sq mi), haes a lairgely continental climate acause o its flat topography. Agricultur, maistly concentratit in the fertile soothren an wastren pairts o the province, is vital tae the province's economy; ither major industries are transportation, manufacturin, minin, forestry, energy, an tourism.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, 2011 and 2006 censuses". Statistics Canada. 8 February 2012. Retrieved 8 February 2012.
  2. Statistics Canada. Gross domestic product, expenditure-based, by province and territory [Retrieved 3 March 2010].