Other Free Encyclopedias » 21st Century Webster's Family Encyclopedia » 21st Century Webster's Family Encyclopedia - Pope to Proverbs, Book of

Portage la Prairie

city manitoba river french

Portage la Prairie (pop. 13,198), city of southern Manitoba. Situated between the Assiniboine River and Lake Manitoba, it was founded in 1738 by the French who built Fort LaReine there. French fur traders carried their canoes across the prairie between the river and the lake, thus giving the city its name. Today it is a key agricultural market city and food processing center for the Portage Plains region.

Portcullis [next] [back] Port Sudan

User Comments

Your email address will be altered so spam harvesting bots can't read it easily.
Hide my email completely instead?

Cancel or