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The Northwest Territories (NT)


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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.

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