Fast Facts About Manitoba Facts

Key Facts About the Province of Manitoba, Canada

Manitoba Canola Field
Manitoba Canola Field. Shannon Bileski / Moment Open / Getty Images

Manitoba, a prairie province in the heart of Canada, is called the "Land of 100,000 Lakes." Manitoba has a diversified economy, led by manufacturing, then agriculture, hydroelectricity, and mining.

Location of Manitoba

Manitoba is the easternmost prairie province in Canada and is at the geographical center of Canada.

The province lies between Saskatchewan on the west and Ontario on the east, and between Nunavut on the north and the states of Minnesota and North Dakota on the south.

See maps of Manitoba.

Area of Manitoba

552,329.52 sq. km (213,255.62 sq. miles) (Statistics Canada, 2011 Census)

Population of Manitoba

1,208,268 (Statistics Canada, 2011 Census)

Capital City of Manitoba

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Date Manitoba Entered Confederation

July 15, 1870

Government of Manitoba

New Democratic Party

Manitoba Provincial Elections

Date of the last Manitoba provincial election: October 4, 2011

Date of the next Manitoba provincial election: October 6, 2015

Premier of Manitoba

Premier Greg Selinger

Main Manitoba Industries

Manufacturing, agriculture, hydroelectricity and mining