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City of Winnipeg
Clockwise frae top: Downtown featurin the Legislative Building, The Forks, Portage and Main featurin the Richardson Building an Canwest Place, the Assiniboine Park Pavilion, Osborne Village, the Esplanade Riel
Banner o Winnipeg
Nickname(s): Gateway to the West, Heart of the Continent, The Peg
Motto(s): Unum Cum Virtute Multorum
(Ane wi the Strength o Mony)
Kintra Canadae
Province Manitoba
Region Winnipeg Caipital Region
Established, 1738 (Fort Rouge)
Renamit 1822 (Fort Garry)
Incorporatit 1873 (City of Winnipeg)
 • Ceety Mayor Sam Katz
 • Govrenin Body Winnipeg City Council
 • MPs
 • MLAs
 • Laund 464.01 km2 (179.16 sq mi)
 • Urban 448.92 km2 (173.33 sq mi)
 • Metro 5,302.98 km2 (2,047.49 sq mi)
Elevation 238 m (781 ft)
Population (2011 Census[1][2])
 • Ceety 663,617 (7t)
 • Density 1,430/km2 (3,700/sq mi)
 • Urban 671,551 (9t)
 • Urban density 1,429/km2 (3,700/sq mi)
 • Metro 730,018 (8t)
 • Metro density 137.7/km2 (357/sq mi)
Time zone CST (UTC−6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC−5)
Postal code span R2C–R3Y
Aurie code(s) 204
Demonym Winnipegger
NTS Map 062H14
Website City of Winnipeg

Winnipeg (/[unsupported input]ˈwɪnɪpɛɡ/) is the caipital an lairgest ceety o Manitoba, Canadae, an is the primary municipality o the Winnipeg Caipital Region, wi mair than 60% o Manitoba's population. It is locatit near the langitudinal centre o North Americae, at the confluence o the Red an Assiniboine Rivers (a point commonly kent as The Forks).

The name "Winnipeg" comes frae the Cree for "muddy waters". The Winnipeg aurie wis a tradin centre for Aboriginal fowks prior tae the arrival o Europeans. The first fort wis built there in 1738 bi French traders.[3] A settlement wis later foondit bi the Selkirk settlers in 1812, the nucleus of which wis incorporatit as the City of Winnipeg in 1873. Durin the late 19t century an early 20t century, Winnipeg wis ane o the fastest growin ceeties in North America. The University o Manitoba, foondit durin this period, wis the first varsity in Wastren Canadae.

Winnipeg haes a diversified economy, wi sectors in finance, manufacturin, fuid an beverage production, cultur, retail an tourism. Winnipeg is a major transportation hub, served bi Richardson Internaitional Airport. The ceety haes railway connections tae the Unitit States an Eastren an Wastren Canadae through three Class I rail carriers.

Winnipeg is the seivent-lairgest municipality in Canadae, wi a population o 633,451 in the Canadae 2006 Census. The ceety's census metropolitan aurie, consistin o the ceety o Winnipeg, ten nearby rural municipalities an the First Naitions reserve o Brokenhead 4, Manitoba, is Canadae's aicht-lairgest, wi 694,668 inhabitants. Winnipeg's cultural organizations an festivals include the ryal Winnipeg Ballet, Manitoba Opera, Le Cercle Molière, Festival du Voyageur an Folklorama. Professional sports organizations based in the ceety include the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, the Winnipeg Goldeyes, an the Manitoba Moose.

Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Winnipeg maintains trade development programs, cultural an educational pairtnerships in sister ceety agreements wi these ceeties:

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Population and dwelling counts, for Manitoba and census subdivisions (municipalities)". Statistics Canada, 2011 Census of Population. Retrieved 6 Aprile 2012. 
  2. "Metropolitan areas of Manitoba". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 8 Februar 2011. 
  3. Champagne, Antoine (1968–69). "The Vérendryes and Their Successors, 1727-1760". MHS Transactions. 3 (25). 
  4. "Setagaya's Sister Cities". Retrieved 2009-07-16. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Winnipeg City Council Minutes for 1978" (PDF). Retrieved 2009-07-16. 
  6. "About Us". The Filipino Journal. Retrieved 2009-07-16. 
  7. "Taichung City Diplomacy - Sister Cities". Taichung City Government. Retrieved 2009-07-16. 
  8. "Kuopion kaupunki". Archived frae the oreeginal on 2008-04-24. Retrieved 2009-07-16. 
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Task Force on Diversity" (PDF). City of Winnipeg. 2001. Retrieved 2009-07-16. [deid airtin]
  10. "Winnipeg (Canada)". Foreign Affairs Office, Chengdu Municipality. Retrieved 2009-07-16. [deid airtin]
  11. "Sister City". Korean Local Government. Retrieved 2009-07-16. [deid airtin]