Northern Region, Manitoba

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Northern 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
 • 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]

Major communities[edit]

The following communities are within the Northern Region of Manitoba:[2]

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Line notes[edit]

  1. ^ C. Michael Hogan. 2008
  2. ^ Manitoba. 2009

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