10 Facts About Winnipeg

1. From 2007 to 2011, Winnipeg was the "murder capital" of Canada, with the highest per-capita rate of homicides; it fell to second place in 2012, behind Thunder Bay.

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2. As of 2016, Winnipeg districts are represented by 17 members of the Progressive Conservative Party, 10 by the New Democratic Party, and 2 by the Liberal Party.

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3. On the international stage, Winnipeg has hosted national and world hockey championships on a number of occasions, most notably the 1999 World Junior Hockey Championship and 2007 Women's World Hockey Championship.

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4. Since the late 1970s Winnipeg has had an active artist run centre culture.

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5. In 2012, Winnipeg was ranked by KPMG as the least expensive location to do business in western Canada.

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6. In 2006, Winnipeg ranked seventh of the Canadian cities for percentage of residents of a visible minority.

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7. The population density of the city of Winnipeg averaged 1,430 people per km, compared with 2.2 for Manitoba.

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8. Prior to 1972, Winnipeg was the largest of thirteen cities and towns in a metropolitan area around the Red and Assiniboine Rivers.

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9. On 8 November 1873, Winnipeg was incorporated as a city, with the Selkirk settlement as its nucleus.

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10. As of 2011, Winnipeg is the seventh most populated municipality in Canada.

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