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A red flag with a large Union Jack in the upper left corner and a shield, consisting of St. George's Cross over a left-facing bison standing on a rock, on the right side A central shield showing a bison standing on a rock, under a St George's Cross. On top of the shield sits a helmet decorated with a red and white billowing veil. On top of the helmet sits a beaver with a crown on its back, holding a prairie crocus. To the right of the shield is a rearing white unicorn wearing a collar of white and green maple leaves, from which hangs a green cart-wheel pendant. To the left of the shield is a rearing white horse wearing a collar of Indian beadwork, from which hangs a green cycle of life medallion. The animals and shield stand on a mound, with a wheat field beneath the unicorn, prairie crocuses beneath the shield, and spruces beneath the horse. Beneath the mound are white and blue waves, under which is an orange scroll bearing the words "GLORIOSUS ET LIBER"
Flag Coat of arms
Motto: Latin: Gloriosus et Liber
"Glorious and free"
"Glorieux et libre"  (French)
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Capital Winnipeg
Largest city Winnipeg
Largest metro Winnipeg Capital Region
Official languages English[1]
Demonym Manitoban
Lieutenant Governor Janice Filmon
Premier Brian Pallister (Progressive Conservative)
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Manitoba
Federal representation (in Canadian Parliament)
House seats 14 of 308 (4.5%)
Senate seats 6 of 105 (5.7%)
Confederation 15 July 1870 (5th)
Area  Ranked 8th
Total 649,950 km2 (250,950 sq mi)
Land 548,360 km2 (211,720 sq mi)
Water (%) 101,593 km2 (39,225 sq mi) (15.6%)
Proportion of Canada 6.5% of 9,984,670 km2
Population  Ranked 5th
Total ({{{PopulationYear}}}) 1,278,365 [2]
Density ({{{PopulationYear}}}) 2.33/km2 (6.0/sq mi)
GDP  Ranked 6th
Total (2015) C$65.862 billion[3]
Per capita C$50,820 (9th)
Postal MB
ISO 3166-2 CA-MB
Time zone Central: UTC–6, (DST −5)
Postal code prefix R
Flower Prairie crocus
Tree White spruce
Bird Great grey owl
Rankings include all provinces and territories

Manitoba is a province of Canada. It lies roughly in the centre of Canada.

Manitoba is the 6th largest province with 647,797 km² area. It has the fifth largest number of people, with 1,150,000 in 2001. People from Manitoba are called "Manitobans".


The capital of Manitoba is the City of Winnipeg. Other big cities in Manitoba include Steinbach and Brandon.

The people of Manitoba elected a legislature. The leader of the government, who is called the Premier, is the leader of the largest party in the legislature. There is also a Lieutenant Governor, who represents the Queen. Right now, the premier of Manitoba is Greg Selinger and the Lieutenant Governor is Philip S. Lee.

The main political parties in Manitoba are the New Democratic Party, the Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba, and the Liberal Party.


People have been living in Manitoba for thousands of years. Both the Hudson's Bay Company from England and many people from France moved to Manitoba during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. It became part of the Northwest Territories in 1869. The Red River Rebellion, which was started by Louis Riel, began in Manitoba.

Manitoba became part of Canada on 12 May 1870. It included only the southern part which is nearest to the United States. But parts of the Northwest Territories were added to Manitoba later on.


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