City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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City of Winnipeg, Canada
Winnipeg is the capital and largest city of Manitoba, Canada, which is home
to more than sixty percent of Manitoba's population. It is located near the
longitudinal centre of North America, in south central Canada, near the eastern
edge of the Canadian Prairies, at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine
Rivers (a point now commonly known as The Forks). It lies near to the Canadian
Shield and hundreds of lakes including Lake Winnipeg and Lake Manitoba.
Winnipeg has a diversified economy, with sectors in finance, manufacturing, food and beverage production, culture, retail and tourism. It is known for its urban forest and parks, and Downtown Winnipeg is centred on the famous Portage and Main intersection. Winnipeg is a major transportation hub, served by Richardson International Airport and railway connections to the United States as well as Vancouver and Toronto.