Rural Municipality of Clanwilliam
The Rural Municipality of Clanwilliam is an area of mixed farming positioned on the southeast side of Riding Mountain National Park in Manitoba, Canada. The southern part of the municipality is flatter farmland while the northern part is more rugged with lots of hills, forests and lakes. The communities of Hilltop and Scandinavia were formed by Swedish settlers in the late 19th century. The separately administered town of Erickson reflects that heritage in its name and is the largest community within the municipality's borders. The area is a major nesting area for various species of ducks. Due to its location, the area is also a major flyway for geese.
The R.M. was incorporated as a Rural Municipality on 22 December 1883 and took its name from the community of Clanwilliam which is now located in the Rural Municipality of Minto, to the south. In 1902 when the RM of Minto was formed, the two most southern townships of Clanwilliam were placed in that entity. Clanwilliam had been named after Richard Meade, 4th Earl of Clanwilliam.
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