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10 Interesting Facts About Winkler, Manitoba

Facts About Winkler

  • Winkler was incorporated as a Village on the 9th of May 1906, as a Town on the 7th of April, 1954.
  • Winkler is Manitoba’s sixth-largest city and the second fastest-growing city out of nine in the province.
  • The land in southeast Manitoba upon which Winkler sits was the traditional lands of the nomadic Ojibway-speaking Anishinabe people.
  • Winkler is the largest city in the Pembina Valley, it serves as a regional hub for commerce, agriculture and industry.
  • European settlement in the Winkler area history dates back to 1876 when Plautdietsch-speaking Mennonites began settling in the area known as the West Reserve, which had been set aside exclusively for the Russian Mennonites.
  • Winkler is 259 m above sea level.
  • Winkler was incorporated as a city on the 7th of April, 2002.
  • Winkler’s climate is typically continental, resulting in dry cold winters and hot, frequently dry summers. Summer temperatures typically range from 20 to 30 °C, while winter temperatures average between −15 and −25 °C.
  • The Estimated Population of Winkler is 12,660.
  • The City was named after Valentine Winkler, who was a lumber entrepreneur and politician, who owned and operated his own lumber business in nearby Morden and founded the village of Winkler.
Facts About Winkler Manitoba
Facts About Winkler Manitoba

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