The city is located at the junction of the rivers Rouge and Assiniboine, protected from believed by the Diversion canal from the river Rouge. It is one of the largest markets to the grains of the world.
HistoryIn 1738, the Sieur of Vérendrye made build the first station on the site, Fort Red, which was then abandoned. Other stations were built in the area of the Rouge river which was disputed between the Compagnie of the North-West and the Compagnie of Hudson Bay. Fort Gibraltar builds by the company of the North-West was famous Fort Garry in 1822 when it became the center of the area. It was rebuilt after the rising devastator of 1826 and became the residence of the governor of the company of Hudson Bay. In 1869-1870, Winnipeg knew the Rébellion of the river Rouge when the mongrels carried out by Louis Riel were opposed to the takeover by the new arrivals of the East brought by the railroad and negotiated the entry of Manitoba in the confederation in 1870. November 8th, 1873, Winnipeg was built-in like city, adopting this name three years later.
Between the years 1890 and 1920, Manitoba enjoys a strong economic expansion, recalled by the sculpture of the gilded boy who holds in a hand a corn ear and other a torch.
The current city of Winnipeg was created by the incorporation of several cities of suburbs, an organization which undergoes then minor adjustments. Because of the easily flooded flat ground, the legislation discourages the urbanization out of the limits of the city which is thus surrounded by fields.
According to the census of 2006, the city counts 633.451 inhabitants, known as Winnipégois . One finds there one of the most important communities Canadian-Frenchwomen outside Quebec (the Franco-Manitobains), in particular in the districts of Saint-Vital Saint-Boniface and , where one finds important institutions French-speaking. Approximately 11% of the population of Winnipeg declare capacity to be expressed in French. After Ontario and New Brunswick, Manitoba counts the third greater number of out-Quebec French-speaking people.
SightsOne of the oldest representations of Upper Fort Garry can be seen on one of paintings of Paul Kane.
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