Winnipeg is the capital and largest city of the Canadian province of Manitoba.
It is by far Manitoba's largest city with a population exceeding 700,000. According to Statistics Canada, as of July 1, 2016, the Winnipeg metropolitan area (which includes Winnipeg and surrounding rural municipalities) has a population estimated to be 811,874 and is the seventh largest Census Metropolitan Area in Canada.
Winnipeg lies in close proximity to hundreds of lakes. including Lake Winnipeg, Canada's fifth largest lake and the world's eleventh largest, as well as Lake Manitoba and Lake of the Woods.
The city is located near the geographic centre of North America, on a flood plain at the confluence of the Red and Assiniboine rivers, a point now commonly known as The Forks.
A resident of Winnipeg is known as a Winnipegger.