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Brandon, Manitoba

Full nameBrandon
Official nameCity of Brandon
Settlement typeCity
Motto"Vires Acquirit Eundo" (Latin)
"She acquires strength through progress"
Incorporated1882, May 30
MayorShari Decter Hirst
MLA Brandon WestRick Borotsik (PC)
MLA Brandon EastDrew Caldwell (NDP)
MP Brandon-SourisMerv Tweed (CPC)
Total Area176.1 sq mi (456.1 km2)
Urban Area29.7 sq mi (76.89 km2)
Metro Area661 sq mi (1712.37 km2)
Elevation1343.18 ft (409.4 m)
Total Population41,511 (2nd) (2006)
Density (pop.)539.9/km2 (1398.3/sq mi)
Metro (pop.)48256
Other information
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
- Summer (DST)Central (CDT) (UTC-5)
Postal codeR7A-R7C
Area code204

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Brandon is the second largest city in Manitoba, Canada, and is located in the southwestern area of the province. Brandon is the largest city in the Westman region of Manitoba. The city is located along the Assiniboine River. Spruce Woods Provincial Park and CFB Shilo are a relatively short distance to the southeast of the city. Minnedosa Lake is only half an hour to the north.

The city started as a major junction on the Canadian Pacific Railway, and the Assiniboine River and was then incorporated in 1882. Brandon is actually named after the Brandon Hills in the area which in turn are named after a hill in James Bay. Brandon, the second largest city and service centre in Manitoba after Winnipeg, is a major hub for the surrounding agricultural area. The population of its trading area is between 70,000 and 150,000 people, while the city has a metro population of over 46,000.

Brandon's industry reflects its agricultural history; its major industries are related to agriculture and include fertilizer and hog processing plants, as well as retail and government services for the surrounding area of Westman. Brandon is also home to Brandon University and Assiniboine Community College as well as the Brandon Wheat Kings. Brandon's Army Reserve unit is the 26th Field Artillery Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery, and the Canadian warship HMCS Brandon was named after the city.

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Brandon seats up for grabs in 2011? - Brandon Sun Tweet this news
Brandon Sun--Meanwhile, 37 per cent said they would vote for -Manitoba's- Progressive Conservative party, which is a four per cent jump from late 2009. ... - Date : Mon, 25 Oct 2010 12:39:48 GMT+00:00
Manninghas full schedule - Brandon Sun Tweet this news
Brandon Sun--The 15-year-old Belmont product competed in barrel racing, pole bending, breakaway roping, goat tying and team roping events at -Brandon's Manitoba- High ... - Date : Mon, 25 Oct 2010 11:33:54 GMT+00:00
Brandon Midgets fill it up to pound Pembina Valley - Brandon Sun Tweet this news
Brandon Sun--The -Brandon- Wheat Kings earned a 7-3 win over the Pembina Valley Hawks in the -Manitoba- AAA Midget Hockey League Sunday in Morden. ... - Date : Mon, 25 Oct 2010 11:33:52 GMT+00:00
Killarney winemaker has plenty to toast - Brandon Sun Tweet this news
Brandon Sun---...- 120 kilometres southeast of -Brandon-, and sources honey from Bee Maid Honey Ltd., the marketing arm of the -Manitoba- Co-operative Honey Producers Ltd. and ... - Date : Mon, 25 Oct 2010 12:39:48 GMT+00:00
McEwen steadily making his mark - Winnipeg Free Press Tweet this news
Winnipeg Free Press---Brandon's- Terry McNamee. The quarter-finals are at 10 am , the semifinals are at 2 pm and the final is at 6 pm. Meanwhile, there are three -Manitoba- teams ... - Date : Mon, 25 Oct 2010 08:27:35 GMT+00:00
Housing woes top Brandon voters' minds - Tweet this news currently has the lowest rental vacancy rate in -Manitoba- at 0.2 per cent. -Brandon- resident Kenneth Huntinghawk says he's found there is no ... - Date : Sat, 23 Oct 2010 19:50:52 GMT+00:00
Beavers block their way to road win - Victory Sports Network Tweet this news
Victory Sports Network--MSU's Sara Friesen (RFr., MH, -Brandon-, -Manitoba-) came off the bench to play a pivotal role down the stretch. She finished with four kills and a block in the ... - Date : Sat, 23 Oct 2010 13:41:19 GMT+00:00
Moose Tracks: Moose 4 Bulldogs 3 (SO) - Winnipeg Sun Tweet this news
Winnipeg Sun---Manitoba- F Cody Hodgson The rookie gets his first goal of the season and then adds another in the shootout for good measure. 2. -Manitoba- C Marco Rosa ... - Date : Sat, 23 Oct 2010 03:49:56 GMT+00:00
Ex-prof aims to inspire local Women's Institute members - Brandon Sun Tweet this news
Brandon Sun--(TIM SMITH/-BRANDON- SUN) Eliane Silverman, a former University of Calgary professor, was in town on Thursday to address members of the -Manitoba- Women's ... - Date : Fri, 22 Oct 2010 12:46:11 GMT+00:00
Bobcats rally in season opener - Brandon Sun Tweet this news
Brandon Sun--The U of W lost its season opener108-88 to the Bisons at -Manitoba-. ... The Quebec conference has changed its name from QSSF to RSEQ. ... - Date : Sat, 23 Oct 2010 06:10:15 GMT+00:00

Climate :
Ethnic Origins
Population Percentage
English 15,455 38.0
Scottish 12,520 30.8
Canadian 8,370 20.6
Irish 7,910 19.4
German 6,375 15.7
Ukrainian 5,885 14.5
French 4,520 11.1
Polish 2,865 7.0

Climate :
Census Population
1891 3,778
1901 5,620
1911 13,839
1921 15,397
1931 17,082
1941 17,172
1951 20,598
1961 28,166
1971 31,150
1981 36,242
1991 38,567
2001 39,716
2006 41,511

Past sporting events :

Subdivisions of Manitoba

SubdivisionsRegions * Census divisions * Communities * Rural municipalities
CitiesBrandon * Dauphin * Flin Flon (part) * Portage la Prairie * Selkirk * Steinbach * Thompson * Winkler * Winnipeg

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