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Facts About Selkirk
The city was named in honour of Scotsman Thomas Douglas, 5th Earl of Selkirk, who obtained the grant to establish a colony in the Red River area in 1813.
Selkirk is a city in the western Canadian province of Manitoba, located on the Red River about 22 kilometres (14 mi) northeast of the provincial capital Winnipeg.
The town was named Selkirk and incorporated in 1882.
The Estimated Population of Selkirk is 10,278.
The Selkirk Mental Health Centre is the largest mental health facility in the province and a major employer in the city.
Selkirk is 225 m above sea level.
The Selkirk Post Office was the town’s first public building, constructed between 1907 and 1909.
Selkirk is known as the “Catfish Capital of the World”.
The Selkirk Fair and Rodeo are held annually to celebrate the area’s agricultural history.
Selkirk was incorporated as a city in 1998.