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Northwest Territories: Quick Facts

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  • Capital - Yellowknife
  • Motto - Land of the Midnight Sun
  • Flower - Mountain Avens
  • Entered Confederation - 15 July 1870
  • Members of the Legislative Assembly - 19
  • Members of Parliament - 1
  • Senators - 1
  • Population, 2000 - 42,154
  • Average annual family income, 1996 - n/a
  • Employment rate, 1997 - n/a
  • Per capita health expenditures, 1995 - $5,329
  • Inflation as measured by the CPI, 1997 - .01
  • Average weekly earnings, 1997 - $725.72
  • Housing starts, 1997 - n/a
  • Provincial sales tax, 1998 - 0%
  • Urban population, 1996 - 42.5%
  • GDP per capita, 1995 - $35,197
  • Land area out of Canada's total area 67,879 - 11.1%

Sources: Statistics Canada, 1999 Canadian Encyclopedia

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Yellowknife is the capital. The population of Yellowknife is 17,275.


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