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Winnipeg Near Confluence of Red and Assiniboine Rivers, Canada

49.8N 97.1W

January 9th, 2012 Category: Rivers

Canada - January 8th, 2012

This APM image shows Winnipeg, the capital and largest city of Manitoba, Canada, and is the primary municipality of the Winnipeg Capital Region, with more than half of Manitoba’s population. It is located near the longitudinal centre of North America, at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers (a point commonly known as The Forks), visible just below the city near the bottom edge.

Winnipeg lies at the bottom of the Red River Valley, a low-lying flood plain with an extremely flat topography. There are no substantial hills in the city or its vicinity. Winnipeg is on the eastern edge of the Canadian Prairies. It is relatively close to many large Canadian Shield lakes and parks, as well as Lake Winnipeg (the Earth’s 11th largest freshwater lake). According to the Census geographic units of Canada, the city has a total area of 464.01 km2 (179.16 sq mi) and an elevation of 240 m (786 ft).

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