Winnipeg is the capital and the most populated city of the Canadian province of Manitoba, located in the prairies of Western Canada. It is also the seventh largest city in Canada, the most important in the center of the country and the main city of its metropolitan area, the Winnipeg Capital Region. The city is located at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine rivers.
Winnipeg has historic buildings and numerous parks, such as the Assiniboine Park or the Birds Hill Provincial Park. Due to its location, it is also very close to the rivers of the Canadian Shield and numerous lakes, among which are Lake of the Woods, Lake Winnipeg (the twelfth largest in the world) and Lake Manitoba.
Winnipeg is an important regional center of commerce, industry, culture, finance, and government.
Approximately 375,000 people have their jobs in Winnipeg and the surrounding areas. Some of the most common jobs in the city are government officials or government-funded institutions such as those in the Province of Manitoba, the City of Winnipeg or the University of Manitoba, Center for Health Sciences, the Winnipeg Casinos and Manitoba Hydro. About 14% of workers are employed in the public sector.
The Royal Canadian Mint, to the east of the city, and the CFB Winnipeg military base are located in Winnipeg. The Casa de la Moneda is on Lagimodière Boulevard, whose plant was founded in 1975. In that plant, the Canadian and foreign currencies are exported. The city also has government research and development laboratories. The National Microbiological Laboratory tries to respond to infectious diseases and the National Research Council also has the laboratory Institute for Biodiagnostic, located in the center of the city.
Winnipeg has extreme humid continental climate with a large annual thermal oscillation that, with 37.3 ° C, is one of the highest in the world. As there are no mountain ranges or sea nearby, the city is exposed to numerous climate systems including high Arctic pressure systems. From December to February, the maximum daily temperature only exceeds 0 ° C in 10 days on average. While the daily minimum plummets to -20 ° C in 49 days on average. The cold and the snowfall, from time to time, continue until the month of April, although in general, the winter temperatures themselves begin to moderate at the end of February or the beginning of March.
The summers are temperate and, often, humid, especially in July and August, with frequent nighttime storms. Occasionally days of embarrassment appear that go beyond 40 ° C. On average, the maximum daily temperature exceeds 30 ° C for 14 days a year, however with the heat the thermal sensation of 30 ° C is exceeded for 45 days a year. The city often receives the summer, when the summer returns briefly after the first frosts, in mid-October or even at the beginning of November.blog comments powered by Disqus