A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
The Northwest Territories (NT)
The capital of Northwest Territories is Yellowknife.
The 2-Letter Postal Abbreviation / Code for the Northwest Territories: NT
Typical abbreviation for the Northwest Territories: N.W.T.
Keeping in mind that Canada is officially bilingual, the French name for Northwest Territories is 'Territoires du Nord-Ouest' (which is abbreviated: T.N.-O.).
Time Zone: The province of the Northwest Territories is in the Mountain Time (MST/MDT) zone and observes daylight saving time.
Canada has two official languages: English and French. English is the most common language spoken in the Northwest Territories, where approximately 90% of the residents speak only English (ie- Anglophones).
Nicknames for the Northwest Territories: "Canada's Last Frontier"; "Land of the Polar Bear"; "North of Sixty"
Provincial Bird: Gyr Falcon (falco rusticolus)
Provincial Tree: Tamarack Larch (larix laricina)
Provincial Flower: Mountain Avens (dryas octopetala)
Confederation: The Northwest Territories joined the Confederation on Jul 15, 1870.