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Manitoba: Geography  Student Centre

Web Links

Here are some Web sites to help you with your research.

Web Activity

Here is an activity to help you gather information from one of the Web sites:

?_Geography Freshwater Bar Graphs




Web Links

The Red River

The Red River in Manitoba is well known for its tendency to flood. This site contains general information about the Red River, its flood problems and flood disasters. Images of the river are also included.

Land and Fresh Water Area

How of Manitoba is covered in land? How much of it is water? The chart provided at the Statistics Canada Web site provides data on the land and freshwater areas in Manitoba and the rest of the Canadian provinces.





Web Activity

?_Geography Freshwater Bar Graphs

Visit the Statistics Canada Web site to find answers to these questions. Click

here to download a worksheet on which to record your answers.

1. What is Manitoba's total area?

2. How much of Manitoba is covered in land?

3. How much of Manitoba is covered in freshwater?

4. Which provinces/territories are larger (total area) than Manitoba?

5. Which provinces/territories are smaller (total area) than Manitoba?

6. Which provinces/territories have more land than Manitoba?

7. Which provinces/territories have more freshwater than Manitoba?

8. Manitoba's neighbours are Nunavut to the north, Saskatchewan to the

    west, and Ontario to the east. Create a bar graph to illustrate the amount

    of freshwater each of those four places has. Use a different colour for each

    province and territory.

9. Write a sentence describing the amount of freshwater Manitoba has

    compared with its neighbours.