Portage la Prairie

city in Manitoba, Canada

Portage la Prairie is a city in the Canadian province of Manitoba. The population of Portage la Prairie was 12,728 at the 2006 census and is the 4th largest city in the province of Manitoba. The mayor of Portage la Prairie is Earl Porter.[1] Portage la Prairie is the sister city of Plant City, Florida in the United States.

Name originsEdit

The name comes from the French word portage, which means to carry a canoe overland and between waterways. In this case the "portage" would have been between the Assiniboine River and Lake Manitoba, over la prairie.


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