|AlternateName||Territoires du Nord-Ouest (French)|
|Fullname||the Northwest Territories|
|Flag||Flag of the Northwest Territories.svg|
|Motto|| No official motto |
|OfficialLang||Chipewyan, Cree, English, French, Gwich’in, Inuinnaqtun, Inuktitut, Inuvialuktun, North Slavey, South Slavey, Tłįchǫ|
|PremierParty||Consensus government, no party affiliations|
|Legislature||Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories|
|PostalCodePrefix||X0, X1 (Yellowknife)|
|GDP Total||C$4.103 billion|
|GDP Per Capita||C$76,000|
|GDP Per Capita Rank||1st|
|AdmittanceDate||July 15, 1870 (Hudson's Bay Company cedes territory to Canada)|
The Northwest Territories (NWT or NT; French, les Territoires du Nord-Ouest, TNO) is a federal territory of Canada.
Located in northern Canada, the territory borders Canada's two other territories, Yukon to the west and Nunavut to the east, and three provinces: British Columbia to the southwest, and Alberta and Saskatchewan to the south. It has a land area of 1140835 km2 (1.140835E+12 m2) and a population of 41,464 as of the 2006 census, an increase of 11.0% from 2001. In 1967, as a result of recommendations by the Carrothers Commission, Yellowknife became the capital.
Geographical features include Great Bear Lake, the largest lake entirely within Canada, Keller Lake, and Great Slave Lake, as well as the Mackenzie River and the canyons of the Nahanni National Park Reserve, a national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Territorial islands in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago include Banks Island, Borden Island, Prince Patrick Island, and parts of Victoria Island and Melville Island. Its highest point is Mount Nirvana near the border with Yukon at an elevation of 2773 m (2773000000 m2).
While Nunavut is mostly Arctic tundra, the Northwest Territories has a slightly warmer climate and is mostly boreal forest (taiga), although about half of the territory is north of the tree line.