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ID: 7013143
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Winnipeg (inhabited place)  Winnipeg (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 49 53 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 49.8833  decimal degrees
Long: 097 10 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -97.1667  decimal degrees

Note: Situated at junction of Red and Assiniboine rivers; city developed as important grain market, and warehousing and distributing center after arrival of Canadian Pacific railroad in 1881; products include clothes, processed food, automobiles and farm machinery.

Names:
Winnipeg (preferred,C,V)
Ft. Garry (H,V)  ............ built by Hudson's Bay Company 1821
Red River Settlement (H,V)  ............ founded 1811-1812
Ft. Gibraltar (H,V)  ............ built by NW Company 1804
Fort-Rouge (H,V)  ............ established by French explorer La VĂ©rendrye 1738

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Canada (nation)  ........  Canada (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Manitoba (province)  ............  Manitoba (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Winnipeg (inhabited place)  ................  Winnipeg (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  fort was established by French in 1738 & by NW Company in 1804, town was settled in 1811-1812 & incorporated in 1873
city (C)
provincial capital (C)  ............  since 1870
industrial center (C)
communications center (C)
commercial center (C)
financial center (C)
transportation center (C)
university center (C)
fort (H)

Sources and Contributors:
Fort-Rouge..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 705
Ft. Garry..........  [VP]
....................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 705
Ft. Gibraltar..........  [VP]
..........................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 705
Red River Settlement..........  [VP]
...................................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 705
Winnipeg..........  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database (1987-)
.................  CCA Object File
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 12:705
.................  Times Atlas of the World. Reprint ed. (1994) 212
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database (1987-)
..................  CCA Object File
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 705; 12:705
..................  Times Atlas of the World. Reprint ed. (1994) 212
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985)

 

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