Facts About Steinbach
Steinbach is a city located about 58 km south-east of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Steinbach was incorporated as a town on 31 December 1946, with the Main Street being paved the following year.
Steinbach has a population of 15,829, making it the third-largest city in Manitoba and the largest community in the Eastman region.
Steinbach was first settled by Plautdietsch-speaking Mennonites from the Russian Empire in 1874, whose descendants continue to have a significant presence in the city today.
Steinbach heritage is celebrated during annual Pioneer Days in August and by the Mennonite Heritage Village, a reconstruction of the original settlement.
Steinbach is the third fastest-growing census agglomeration in Canada.
In 2018, Steinbach became a sister city with Zaporizhia, Ukraine, which is near where all of Steinbach’s pioneering families immigrated from in the 1870s.
In 2018, after the Canadian government legalized cannabis, Steinbach residents voted to deny the licensing of retail cannabis stores in the city.
Steinbach is located on the eastern edge of the Canadian Prairies and is also located directly east of the Red River Valley.
The average age of people in Steinbach is 37.8, below the provincial average of 39.2, while 52% of the population are female and 48% are male.