Westman Region

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Westman Region
Map of the Westman Region in Manitoba.
Map of the Westman Region in Manitoba.
CountryCanada Canada
ProvinceManitoba Manitoba
Area
 • Total27,384.24 km2 (10,573.11 sq mi)
Population
 • Total117,432
 • Density4.3/km2 (11/sq mi)

The Westman Region (also known as Western Manitoba or simply Westman) is an informal geographic region of the Canadian province of Manitoba located in the southwestern corner of the province.

The city of Brandon is the largest urban centre in the Westman Region. Primary economic industries in the region include agriculture, food processing, manufacturing, education, petroleum, transportation, and tourism. Riding Mountain National Park and eight provincial parks are located within Westman. As of 2021, the region had a recorded population of 117,432 people.

Together with the Parkland Region to the north, Westman composes the broader Prairie Mountain health region,[2] and is provided healthcare services by Prairie Mountain Health.[3]

Major communities[edit]

Cities and towns[edit]

Name of Population Centre Population (2021) Status
Brandon 51,313 City
Carberry 1,818 Town
Melita 1,041 Town
Minnedosa 2,741 Town
Neepawa 5,685 Town
Virden 3,118 Town

Rural municipalities and unincorporated communities[edit]

Rural municipality Unincorporated communities Census division Population (2021)
Boissevain–Morton 5 2,309
Brenda–Waskada 5 650
Clanwilliam–Erickson 15 1,239
Cornwallis 7 4,568
Deloraine–Winchester 5 1,478
Ellice–Archie 15 831
Elton 7 1,276
Glenboro–South Cypress 7 1,123
Grassland 5 1,583
Hamiota
  • Decker
  • Hamiota**
  • Lavinia
  • McConnell
  • Oakner
  • Pope
15 1234
Harrison Park 15 1,852
Killarney–Turtle Mountain
  • Bannerman
  • Enterprise
  • Holmfield
  • Killarney**
  • Lena
  • Ninga^
  • Rhodes
  • Wakopa
5 3,429
Minto–Odanah 15 1,121
North Cypress–Langford 7 / 15 3,011
Oakland–Wawanesa 7 1,758
Oakview 15 1,928
Pipestone 6 1,422
Prairie Lakes 5 1,625
Prairie View 15 2,161
Riverdale 7 1,803
Rosedale 15 1,524
Sifton 6 1,239
Souris–Glenwood
  • Hayfield
  • Menteith
  • Newstead
  • Schwitzer
  • Souris**
7 2,547
Two Borders 5 1,120
Wallace–Woodworth 6 2,748
Whitehead 7 1,679
Yellowhead 15 1,679

** Unincorporated Urban Community
^ Local Urban District

First Nations and reserves[edit]

Canadian Forces[edit]

Points of interest[edit]

National parks[edit]

Provincial parks[edit]

Other parks[edit]

Transport[edit]

Airports[edit]

Railways[edit]

Highways[edit]

References[edit]

Specific
  1. ^ "Southwest economic region statistics". Statistics Canada. Retrieved March 27, 2023.
  2. ^ "In Your Community". Manitoba Parent Zone - Healthy Child Manitoba. Retrieved August 3, 2021.
  3. ^ Government of Canada, Statistics Canada (December 16, 2015). "Health Regions: Boundaries and Correspondence with Census Geography". www150.statcan.gc.ca. Retrieved August 3, 2021.
General

External links[edit]

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