Flag Colors & DescriptionThe flag of the Northwest Territories of Canada is blue, with a white stripe over the center, comprising half of the width of the flag. The blue represents the waters and the white represents snow and ice. Centered over the white stripe is the shield from the Coat of Arms of the Northwest Territories.
Population: 42,940 (2009 estimate) (growth rate): 11% between 2001 and 2006
Gdp: C$4.103 billion (2006 estimate) (per capita): C$97,923 (2006 estimate)
The Northwest Territories recognizes 11 official languages -- Chipewyan, Cree, English, French, Gwich'in, Inuinnaqtun, Inuktitut, Inuvialuktun, North Slavey, South Slavey, and Dogrib, with English being the most widely used. The laws in the Northwest Territories are only legally binding in their English and French versions.
Government type: The government of the Northwest Territories is a consensus government. The government, called the Legislative Assembly, is comprised of a member elected via general election from each of the 19 constituencies, with a premier and speaker elected by the parliament. The government does not have political parties. The head of state for the territories is a Commissioner appointed by the federal government.
Nicknames: The Northwest Territories are also known as NWT, or in French, les Territoires du Nord-Ouest (TNO)
Natural Resources: Natural resources for the Northwest Territories include gold, and small amounts of assorted metals. , diamonds, natural gas, petroleum