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Northwest TerritoriesAbbr. NT or NWT
A territory of northern Canada between Yukon Territory and Nunavut and including part of the western Arctic Archipelago. Originally a much vaster territory encompassing most of central and northern Canada, Northwest Territories was formed in 1870 from the Hudson's Bay Company's holdings, which had been sold to Canada shortly after Confederation (1867). The province of Manitoba was carved out of the territory a month later, followed by Yukon Territory (1898), Alberta and Saskatchewan (1905), and Nunavut (1999). Yellowknife is the capital.
(Placename) a territory of NW Canada including part of Victoria Island and several other islands of the Arctic; comprised over a third of Canada's total area until Nunavut became a separate territory in 1999: rich mineral resources. Pop: 41 462 (2011 est). Area: 2 082 910 sq km (804 003 sq miles). Abbreviation: NWT
a territory of Canada lying N of the provinces and extending E from Yukon territory to Nunavut. 42,500; 532,903 sq. mi. (1,379,700 sq. km). Cap.: Yellowknife. Abbr.: NT, N.W.T.
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|Noun||1.||Northwest Territories - a large territory in northwestern Canada; part is now Nunavut|
Canada - a nation in northern North America; the French were the first Europeans to settle in mainland Canada; "the border between the United States and Canada is the longest unguarded border in the world"
Yellowknife - a town in the Northwest Territories in northern Canada on the Great Slave Lake
Great Slave Lake - a lake in the Northwest Territories in northwestern Canada; drained by the Mackenzie River
Territoires du Nord-Ouest