Place:Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada


Coordinates50.167°N 96.867°W
Located inManitoba, Canada
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Selkirk is a city in the western Canadian province of Manitoba, located about northeast of the provincial capital Winnipeg on the Red River, near. It has a population of 9,934 as of the 2011 census.

The mainstays of the local economy are tourism, a steel mill, and a major psychiatric hospital. A vertical lift bridge over the Red River connects Selkirk with the smaller town of East Selkirk. The city is connected to Winnipeg via Highway 9 and is served by the Canadian Pacific Railway.

The city was named in honour of Scotsman Thomas Douglas, 5th Earl of Selkirk, who obtained the grant to first establish a colony in the Red River area in 1813.

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