Rural Municipality of Morton

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Morton is a rural municipality in the province of Manitoba in Western Canada. It is located in the southwestern part of the province, on the border with the state of North Dakota in the United States. The population as of the 2006 Census was 718 persons, a decrease from 760 persons in 2001. The town of Boissevain lies near the centre of the municipality, but is not administratively part of it. The International Peace Garden is located partially in Morton, along the North Dakota border. Most of Manitoba's Turtle Mountain Provincial Park lies in the southwest corner of the municipality. (The balance of it lies in neighbouring Rural Municipality of Winchester.)

Communities[edit]

  • Whitewater

Geography[edit]

According to Statistics Canada, the rural municipality has an area of 1,089.88 km² (420.8 sq mi). The administratively separate town of Boissevain is enclaved by Morton, at a little northeast of its centre.

Adjacent rural municipalities and counties[edit]

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Coordinates: 49°10′39″N 100°05′43″W / 49.17750°N 100.09528°W / 49.17750; -100.09528