Feb 27 2017

Manitoba: 100,000 Lakes, 90,000 Still to Be Named

published by Jonathan Crowe
in blog The Map Room
original entryManitoba: 100,000 Lakes, 90,000 Still to Be Named

manitoba toponyms

There are about 100,000 lakes of any size in Manitoba, according to a provincial survey from the 1970s. About 10,000 have been named to date; so there’s 90,000 to go. Here’s a long read from the Winnipeg Free Press on the work of Manitoba’s provincial toponymist, Des Kappel, who’s responsible for naming geographical features in my home province. … Continue reading "Manitoba: 100,000 Lakes, 90,000 Still to Be Named"