Manitoba is in the centre of Canada and is one of three provinces classified as the prairies. It has roughly 1.3 million residents in the whole province and is about 650,000 square kilometres big. The capital of Manitoba is also the largest city in the province, Winnipeg, the 8th largest city in the country. Lakes cover 11% of the province, as there are over 110,000 lakes in the whole province. Agriculture is most abundant in the lower areas of the province, and the most common type of agriculture is cattle.
Winnipeg itself has a very diverse economy and is a very multicultural city being home to a lot of arts and culture focused festivals each year. Winnipeg is home to various professional sporting teams from football and hockey to soccer and baseball. There are just over 705,000 people that live in Winnipeg, representing over 54% of the province’s total population. The average price of a home in Winnipeg is $280,000, and their economy is primarily the trades and manufacturing.
The Manitoba economy’s largest employers are government and government-funded institutions including services such as hospitals and universities. In addition, their manufacturing and tourism sectors are big players in the economy there. People visit Manitoba mainly to see Churchill’s Arctic wildlife, and the province is the world capital for the polar bear and beluga whale watching. Manitoba is the only province that has an Arctic deep-water seaport, and it’s inside the town of Churchill. The economy also relies heavily on agriculture, energy, oil, mining and forestry. The agriculture industry is so important, as about 12% of Canadian farmland is found in Manitoba, and is found predominately on the southern part of the province. Manitoba is the country’s largest producer of sunflower seeds and dry beans!
The arts and culture in Manitoba are very much influenced by traditional and modern Canadian artistic values, including from the Aboriginal and Métis. Their traditional music has strong ties to Aboriginal and Métis, more specifically the old-time fiddling of the Métis. The Royal Winnipeg Ballet is the oldest ballet and the longest running continuously operated ballet company in the country! In 2010, Winnipeg was named the Cultural Capital of Canada by Canadian Heritage, and with over 26 different heritage sites, it’s no wonder that this city gets over 4 million visitors each year.
Winnipeg has four professional sports teams, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL), the Winnipeg Jets (NHL), the Manitoba Moose (AHL) and the Winnipeg Goldeyes. Curling is an important winter sport in Winnipeg! They produce more men’s national champions than any other province in the country and also provided the top 3 women’s national champions!
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