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[[Commissioner of {{{Name}}}|Commissioner]] Margaret Thom
[[Premier of {{{Name}}}|Premier]] Caroline Cochrane (consensus government)
Legislature Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories
Federal representation (in Canadian Parliament)
House seats 1 of 308 (0.3%)
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Confederation July 15, 1870 (Hudson's Bay Company cedes territory to Canada) (6th)
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GDP  Ranked 11th
Total (2017) C$4.856 billion[2]
Per capita C$108,065 (1st)
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The Northwest Territories is a territory in Northern Canada. 44,541 people live there as of 2018.[3] It is 1,171,918 square kilometers.

The capital of the Northwest Territories is Yellowknife. Yellowknife was the capital since 1967. The Northwest Territories have many geographical features, like the Great Bear Lake, the Mackenzie River and Nahanni River, which is a national park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Northwest Territories entered the Canadian Confederation in 1870. The Hudson's Bay Company gave the land to the Dominion of Canada. The Northwest Territories have one person in the House of Commons and the Canadian Senate. A lot of parts of the Northwest Territories were given to other provinces, including British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec. In 1999, the eastern part of the Northwest Territories became the territory of Nunavut.

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