Facts About Brandon

  • Brandon is the second-largest city in the province of Manitoba, Canada.
  • Brandon covers an area of 77.41 km2 (29.89 sq mi).
  • Brandon gets its name from the Blue Hills south of the city, which got their name from a Hudson’s Bay trading post known as Brandon House, which got its name from a hill on an island in James Bay where Captain James had anchored his ship in 1631.
  • The City of Brandon was incorporated in 1882.
  • Brandon is nicknamed the Wheat City, the economy is predominantly associated with agriculture.
  • Brandon is the primary hub of trade and commerce for the Westman region as well as parts of southeastern Saskatchewan and northern North Dakota.
  • The Estimated Population of Brandon is 48,859.
  • Brandon is the home of the Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba, which is made up of the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair, the Manitoba Summer Fair, and the Manitoba Livestock Expo.
  • The highest temperature ever recorded in Brandon was 43.3 °C (110 °F) on 11 July 1936. The lowest temperature ever recorded was −46.7 °C (−52 °F) on 1 February 1893.
  • Brandon hosts numerous arts festivals every year, including the Brandon Festival of the Arts, Brandon Jazz Festival, and the Brandon Folk Music Festival. In 2009 Brandon was host to the Western Canadian Music Awards.
Facts About Brandon
Facts About Brandon

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