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Facts About Dauphin
Dauphin is in western Manitoba near Duck Mountain Provincial Park and Riding Mountain National Park, just west of Lake Manitoba and Dauphin Lake and south of Lake Winnipegosis.
The nearby lake was given the name “Dauphin” by the explorer Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, Sieur de La Vérendrye in 1741 in honour of the heir to the French throne.
Dauphin was granted a village charter on 11 July 1898, with George Barker as the first mayor.
In 1901 Dauphin was incorporated as a town, with George King as mayor.
Dauphin was incorporated as a city in 1998.
The City of Dauphin had a population of 8,457
The highest temperature ever recorded in Dauphin was 40.6 °C on 28 June 1931. The coldest temperature ever recorded was −44.4 °C on 25 February 1890 and 18 February 1966.
Dauphin is Known as the “City of Sunshine”.
Dauphin’s Countryfest is the longest-running Canadain country music festival.
Dauphin is 268 m above sea level.