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Winnipeg British & World English

The capital of Manitoba, situated in the south of the province at the confluence of the Assiniboine and Red Rivers, to the south of Lake Winnipeg; population 633,451 (2006). First settled as a French trading post in 1738, it became a trading post of the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1821. It grew rapidly after the arrival of the railway in 1881

Winnipeg, Lake British & World English

A large lake in the province of Manitoba in Canada, to the north of the city of Winnipeg. Fed by the Saskatchewan, Winnipeg, and Red Rivers from the east and south, the lake is drained by the Nelson River, which flows north-eastwards to Hudson Bay