Flin Flon

      city, western Manitoba, Canada, north of Athapapuskow Lake. A portion of Flin Flon lies in Saskatchewan and is jointly administered by both provinces. The name was derived (1915) from a fictional prospector, Professor Josiah Flintabbatey Flonatin, in the dime novel The Sunless City by J.E. Preston-Muddock, a copy of which was reputedly found in the wilderness of northern Manitoba. A large statue of the professor, designed by American cartoonist Al Capp, stands on the city's outskirts and has served as the prototype for many community mascots in Manitoba. The community was established around Ross Lake and other small lakes in 1928, the year a railroad line was completed from The Pas (97 miles [156 km] south-southeast) and shortly after a Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Company plant was built on the site. Flin Flon's economy still centres on the mining and smelting of copper and zinc, but lumbering, fishing, and tourism are also significant. A municipal district was established in 1933, and the city was incorporated in 1946. Pop. (2006) 5,836.

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