Time in Manitoba (Canada)

What is the Time in Manitoba (Canada)

The analog clock you see above is running the current local time in Manitoba, Canada. Manitoba also follows DST or Daylight Saving Time between March and November every year when the clock is advanced by one hour from Manitoba standard time of UTC-6:00 hours Central Standard Time to UTC-5:00 hours Central Daylight Time and when DST is not in force to UTC-6:00 hours Central Daylight Time, the clock is reset back by one hour to its original zone time of UTC-6:00 hours. DST allows the population to have one extra hour by day. DST is said to reduce power bills also as people will switch on the power switches late by an hour and will sleep for one extra hour keeping most equipment off. What happens to the biological clock when people change the time they go to sleep and the time they wake up in the morning every nine or three months.

Time in Manitoba Canada - MapLand and Water Areas at this time in Manitoba

The total land area of Manitoba at this time is 649,950 square kilometers and water covers an area of 101,593 square kilometers or 15.6% of the area is water. The province of Manitoba covers 6.5% of the area of Canada. Amazingly Manitoba is known as the land of 100,000 lakes. The three largest lakes are Lake Winnipeg, Lake Winnipegosis and Lake Manitoba.  Lake Winnipeg is also the third largest lake in Canada.

Population at this Time in Manitoba

In Canada at this time Manitoba is estimated to have a population of 1.3 million as on 2016. The population figure in Manitoba stood at 1.2 million in 2011. At this time in Manitoba, the population density is estimated to be at 2.2 people per square kilometer. The population at this time in Manitoba ranks at number five in Canada. The GDP at this time is estimated to be C$ 55.8 billion which ranks at number six in Canada and Manitoba has a per capita GDP of about C$ 44,654 which ranks at number nine in Canada.

Manitoba Capital

The Capital of Manitoba is Winnipeg. The total area of Winnipeg is 5,303 square kilometers with a population density of 137 people per square kilometer. Winnipeg Capital Region happens to be a metropolitan area near the Red river valley in the south central portion of Manitoba, Canada. 86% of the population in this area lives right inside Winnipeg itself in just 6% of its area.

Languages at this time in Manitoba

At this time in Manitoba, Canada, the official languages are English and French used in the legislature and courts which is according ot the Manitoba act of 1870 in the constitution of Manitoba. The census of 2006 proves that 82,8% of the Manitoba population spoke only English with 3.2 % speaking French and 15% spoke both english and french languages. Amazingly 0.9% spoke neither english nor french in 2006. Finally, in 2010 the Manitoba provincial governmen passed the Aboriginal Languages Recognition Act which gives official recognition to 7 indigenous languages namely Cree, Dakota, Dene, Inuktitut, Michif, Ojibway and Oji-Cree.

Climate at this time in Manitoba

The climate at this time in Manitoba are often blizzards with stong winds and extreme cold temperatures. The polar air masses normally bring in very cold air from the Artic Ocean. And the caiptal of Manitoba, Canada experiences the coldest winters of any major city in Canada.

Tourism at this time in Manitoba

At this time in Manitoba, the major economy reliance is on tourism, agriculture, energy, oil, mining and forestry. Agriculture is also vital. It is a fact that 12% of Canada's farm land is in Manitoba. At this time Manitoba also produces the largest amount of sunflower seeds and dry beans in Canada. It is also the largest producer of potatoes in Canada. But all said and done, tourism is yet to be developed in Manitoba.

Government at this time in Manitoba

At this time in Manitoba, this province of Canada is governed by a Unicameral Legislative Assembly. Its eexecutive branch is formed by the governing party and the party leader is also the Premier of Manitoba, the head of the executive branch. However, the head of the state, Queen Elizabeth II is represented y the Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba who is appointed by the Governor General of Canada on the advice of the Prime Minister of Manitoba. The head of the state is hardly a Ceremonial role.  All the official responsibilities are resting on the Lieutenant Governor. At this time, the Manitoba, Canada Legislative Assembly has 57 members elected to represent the people of Manitoba.

Why Named Manitoba?

The name Manitoba is probably coming from the Cree, Ojibwe or Assiniboine languages. Cree manitou-wapow or Ojibwa manidoobaa both of which means the straits of Manitou, the Great Spirit which is a place referred to what is at this time called The Narrows in the center of Lake Manitoba. It is also said that the name Manitoba dame from the Assiniboine for Lake Of The Prairie.