Northern Region, Manitoba

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Northern Region
Region
Northern Manitoba
Location of Northern Manitoba in Manitoba and Canada. The thin straight lines denote census division boundaries.
Country Canada Canada
Province Manitoba Manitoba
Divisions 19, 21, 22, 23
Largest city Thompson
Area
 • Total 438,492 km2 (169,303 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 88,146
 • Density 0.20/km2 (0.52/sq mi)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CST (UTC-5)

The Northern Region is a region in the Canadian province of Manitoba. It is situated on the Canadian Shield and includes Manitoba's Hudson Bay coastline. The major economic activities are mining and tourism. The region is composed of four census divisions: 19 and 21–23 . The land area of the region is 438,491.51 km² (169,302.52 mi²), which encompasses 67% of Manitoba's total land area. The vast majority of the region is undeveloped wilderness. Its total population at the 2011 census was 88,146, which was only 7.3% of Manitoba's total population in the 2011 census. The largest municipality is the city of Thompson. Other major population centers include the city of Flin Flon and the town of The Pas. Indian reserves comprise more than 49% of the region's population. There are 54 reserves with a total population of 40,572. The largest of these are Norway House 17 and Peguis 1B.

Geography and ecology[edit]

This region is covered by large extents of stunted Black Spruce dominant forest, with association of Tamarack. There are several mammals in the region including the Arctic fox, Beluga whale and Polar bear. The Polar bear has a significant denning area within the Wapusk National Park, from which annual bear migrations to Hudson Bay are made.[1]

Protected Areas in Northern Manitoba[edit]

A single national park, Wapusk National Park; a provincial forest, Cormorant Provincial Forest; several ecological reserves; and more than twenty provincial Parks are located in Northern Manitoba.

Major communities[edit]

The following communities are within the Northern Region of Manitoba:[19]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Line notes[edit]

  1. ^ C. Michael Hogan. 2008
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m A System Plan for Manitoba's Provincial Parks (PDF) (March 1998 ed.). Winnipeg: Manitoba Conservation, Parks and Natural Areas Branch. 1997. Retrieved 6 October 2017. 
  3. ^ "Little Limestone Lake Provincial Park". Geographical Place Names. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 5 October 2017. 
  4. ^ "North Steeprock Lake Provincial Park". Geographical Place Names. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 5 October 2017. 
  5. ^ "Nueltin Lake Provincial Park". Geographical Place Names. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 5 October 2017. 
  6. ^ "Colvin Lake Provincial Park". Geographical Place Names. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 5 October 2017. 
  7. ^ "Paint Lake Provincial Park". Geographical Place Names. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 5 October 2017. 
  8. ^ "Bakers Narrows Provincial Park". Geographical Place Names. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 5 October 2017. 
  9. ^ "Bell Lake Provincial Park". Geographical Place Names. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 5 October 2017. 
  10. ^ "Grand Rapids Provincial Park". Geographical Place Names. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 5 October 2017. 
  11. ^ "Neso Lake Provincial Park". Geographical Place Names. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 5 October 2017. 
  12. ^ "Overflowing River Provincial Park". Geographical Place Names. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 5 October 2017. 
  13. ^ "Pisew Falls Provincial Park". Geographical Place Names. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 5 October 2017. 
  14. ^ "Red Deer River Provincial Park". Geographical Place Names. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 5 October 2017. 
  15. ^ "Rocky Lake Provincial Park". Geographical Place Names. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 5 October 2017. 
  16. ^ "Sasagiu Rapids Provincial Park". Geographical Place Names. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 5 October 2017. 
  17. ^ "Twin Lakes Provincial Park". Geographical Place Names. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 5 October 2017. 
  18. ^ "Wekusko Falls Provincial Park". Geographical Place Names. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 5 October 2017. 
  19. ^ Manitoba. 2009

Coordinates: 55°10′N 95°30′W / 55.167°N 95.500°W / 55.167; -95.500