What is Winnipeg?

  • (noun): A lake in southern Canada in Manitoba.
    Synonyms: Lake Winnipeg
    See also — Additional definitions below


Winnipeg i/ˈwɪnɪpɛɡ/ is the capital and largest city of Manitoba, Canada, with a census area population of 730,018 in the Canada 2011 Census. It is located near the longitudinal centre of North America, at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers. The city is found on the eastern edge of the Canadian Prairies. The name "Winnipeg" comes from the Cree for "muddy waters." The Winnipeg area was a trading centre for Aboriginal peoples prior to the arrival of Europeans. The first fort was built there in 1738 by French traders. A settlement was later founded by the Selkirk settlers in 1812, the nucleus of which was incorporated as the City of Winnipeg in 1873 with a population of 1,869. Winnipeg is the seventh-largest municipality in Canada, and is the primary municipality of the Winnipeg Capital Region (population of 730,305), with more than half of Manitoba's population.

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List Of Canadian Electoral Districts 1996–2003 - Manitoba - 14 Seats
... River Portage—Lisgar Provencher Saint Boniface Selkirk—Interlake Winnipeg Centre (Winnipeg North Centre prior to 1997) Winnipeg North Centre (Winnipeg North prior to 1997) Winnipeg North—St ... Paul (Winnipeg—St ... Paul prior to 1997) Winnipeg South Winnipeg South Centre Winnipeg—Transcona ...
Winnipeg (disambiguation)
... Winnipeg is a city in Canada and the capital of the province Manitoba ... Winnipeg may also refer to Winnipeg (electoral district), a former federal electoral district in Manitoba, Canada Lake Winnipeg, a large lake in Manitoba Winnipeg River, a river flowing ... Winnipeg (ship), the name of a ship which arrived at Valparaíso, Chile, on 3 September 1939 with 2,200 Spanish immigrants ...
List Of Canadian Electoral Districts 1933–1947 - Manitoba - 17 Seats
... Boniface Winnipeg North Winnipeg North Centre Winnipeg South Winnipeg South Centre ...
Shoal Lake - Overview
... This pressure is being fought by local cottagers and the City of Winnipeg who have used the lake as its main source of safe drinking water for almost 100 ... The City of Winnipeg operates the Greater Winnipeg Water District Railway between Shoal Lake and the City of Winnipeg ... railway provides access by maintenance staff to the aqueduct that is used to supply Winnipeg ...
Winnipeg - Sister Cities
... Since April 1971, the City of Winnipeg has permitted the Mayor to enter into "sister city" agreements with mayors in other countries ... Israel 1988 Chengdu, China 1992 Jinju, South Korea 1999 San Nicolás de los Garza, Mexico Winnipeg and Minneapolis (USA) were formerly sister cities ...

More definitions of "Winnipeg":

  • (noun): Winnipeg is the capital and largest city of Manitoba; located in southern Manitoba; known for severe winters.