Selkirk, Manitoba

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Selkirk
Town
Town of Selkirk
Selkirk water tower
Selkirk water tower
Nickname(s): 
Catfish Capital of the World
Selkirk is located in Manitoba
Selkirk
Selkirk
Location of Selkirk in Manitoba
Coordinates: 50°08′37″N 96°53′02″W / 50.14361°N 96.88389°W / 50.14361; -96.88389Coordinates: 50°08′37″N 96°53′02″W / 50.14361°N 96.88389°W / 50.14361; -96.88389
Country Canada
Province Manitoba
RegionInterlake
EstablishedJune 5, 1882
Government
 • City MayorLarry Johansson
 • Governing BodySelkirk City Council
 • MPJames Bezan
 • MLAAlan Lagimodiere
Area
 • Land24.87 km2 (9.602 sq mi)
Elevation
225 m (738 ft)
Population
 • Total10,278
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Forward sortation area
Area code(s)204
NTS Map062I02
GNBC CodeGAYRY
Websitewww.townofselkirk.com

Selkirk is a Town in Manitoba. It is west of Winnipeg. It was named after the 5th Earl of selkirk. It was incorporated as a Town in 1882 and as a CITY in 1998 and as a Town again in 2018

At the 2016 census, Selkirk's population was 10,278.[2]

Transportation[change | change source]

The Town of Selkirk has 2 taxi services: Wills Taxi and First Rate Taxi.

It also has Selkirk Transit and Selkirk Mobility.

Ecomony[change | change source]

Selkirk has many businesses. These include McDonald's, Dairy Queen, and A&W. It also has Sterling Press and International Pipe.

Sports[change | change source]

Andrew Murray lives in Selkirk.

Selkirk is home to The MJHL Selkirk Steelers and the KJHL Selkirk Fishermen.

Demographics[change | change source]

1901 2,188
1911 2,977 +36.1%
1921 3,726 +25.2%
1931 4,486 +20.4%
1941 4,915 +9.6%
1951 6,218 +26.5%
1961 8,576 +37.9%
1981 10,037 +17.0%
1986 10,013 −0.2%
1996 9,881 −1.3%
2001 9,752 −1.3%
2006 9,515 −2.4%
2011 9,834 +3.4%
2016 10,278 +4.5

References[change | change source]

  1. Population and Dwelling Count Highlight Tables, 2016 Census – Census subdivisions
  2. "Census 2011, Selkirk - City". Statistics Canada, 2011 Census of Population. 2012-03-13. Retrieved 2012-08-24.