The Winnipeg Capital Region is located in the southeast part of the province located along the Assiniboine and Red Rivers with the northern part of the region bounded by the south basin of Lake Winnipeg. It makes up approximately 1.4% of the province's land base.
The 1996 population of the region was 706,000. The region is made up of the City of Winnipeg (the province's capital and largest city), the City of Selkirk, Town of Stonewall and the Rural Municipalities of Cartier, East St. Paul, Headingley, Macdonald, Ritchot, Rockwood, Rosser, St. Andrews, St. Clements, St. Francois Xavier, Springfield, Tache and West St. Paul.
The Capital Region reflects the shared interests of the member municipalities in the sustainable future of their communities, economy, environment and natural and human resources.