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Quick Facts:  Overview of Manitoba


Manitoba Quick Facts EnglishProvince of Canada since 1870. Manitoba means “where the spirit lives” in the languages of the province’s Indigenous people.

Political Leader

Premier Brian Pallister


649,947 square km/250,946 square miles (larger than Japan and twice the size of the United Kingdom)

Total Population


Capital City

Winnipeg (population 793,400)

Value of CDN $ against major currencies (May 2016)

US $ = $1.30 CAD
Euro = $1.48 CAD
Mexican Peso = $0.07 CAD
Chinese RMB = $0.20 CAD

Sources: Bank of Canada, Innovation, Science and Economic, Development Canada (Trade Data Online), Manitoba Bureau of Statistics and the City of Winnipeg

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Manitoba Trade and Investment
1100-259 Portage Avenue,
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3B 3P4
Tel: 204-945-2466
Fax: 204-957-1793
E-mail: mbtrade@gov.mb.ca
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