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Manitoba Communities: Gimli (Town)

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This municipality takes its name from the surrounding municipality.

Present Status

Rural Municipality of Gimli (1 January 2003)

Incorporation History

Rural Municipality of Gimli (15 August 1881)
Village of Gimli (6 March 1908)
Town of Gimli (31 December 1946)
Amalgamated with Gimli (1 January 2003)

Land Area (square km)

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Population

Year

Total

1911

496

1916

524

1921

617

1926

634

1931

713

1936

765

1941

853

1946

1045

1951

1324

1956

1660

1961

1841

1966

2262

1971

2041

1976

1659

1981

1550

1986

1681

1991

1579

1996

1574

2001

1657

Mayors

Term

Mayor

1909-1910

J. Sigurdson

1911-1913

Hans Pjetur Tergesen (1863-?)

1914

Stefan Thorson (1858-1934)

1915

B. Frimanson

1916-1919

B. Thordarson

1919-1923

Hans Pjetur Tergesen (1863-?)

1923-1926

Einar Sigurjon Jonasson (1887-1935)

1926-1931

Hector M. McGinnis (1884-1946)

1931-1932

Hans Pjetur Tergesen (1863-?)

1932-1937

Christian P. Paulson (1863-1953)

1937-1946

Hector M. McGinnis (1884-1946)

1946-1961

Bjarni Asgeir “Barney” Egilson (1901-1964)

1961-1967

Violet Einarson

1967-1971

D. Sigmundson

1971-1972

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1972-1977

Violet Einarson

1977-1989

Kristjan Theodore “Mayor Ted” Arnason (1918-1989)

1989-2002

William C. “Bill” Barlow

Memorable Manitobans

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Historic Sites

Go here for a list of historic sites in Gimli.

History Books

Go here for a list of history books for Gimli.

Maps

Sources

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

We thank Wally Johannson and Tammy Axelsson for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 April 2022

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