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Flin Flon (electoral district)
At about 80,000 square kilometers, Flin Flon occupies roughly 20% of Manitoba's total area, and is the second-largest riding in the province after Rupertsland. It was a smaller riding before 1989, when it gained a significant amount of territory from the former riding of Churchill. It is a mostly rural and sparsely-populated riding, located in the province's northwestern corner.
Flin Flon is bordered by Saskatchewan to the east, Nunavut to the north, the ridings of Rupertsland and Thompson to the west, and the riding of The Pas to the south. The actual city of Flin Flon is located in the southwestern corner of the riding, and is its only major urban centre.
The riding's population in 1996 was 14,470. As of 1999, the average family income was $55,113, and the unemployment rate was 9.70%. Manufacturing accounts for 17% of Flin Flon's economy, followed by mining and oil production at 16%.
Thirty-six per cent of Flin Flon's residents are aboriginal, the sixth-highest percentage in the province.
List of provincial representatives
|Name||Party||Took Office||Left Office|
|Francis Bud Jobin||Lib-Prog||1958||1959|