Brandon, city (1991 pop. 38,567), SW Man., Canada, on the Assiniboine River. The business center of the wheat-raising area of SW Manitoba, Brandon has an extensive trade in farm products and machinery. It is the seat of the Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba, which holds annual summer and winter fairs and other events. A dominion experimental farm adjoins the city. Brandon Univ. is in the city. Brandon is named for the old Hudson's Bay Company post, Brandon House, built in 1793.
Brandon, uninc. town (1990 pop. 57,985), Hillsborough co., W Fla., a suburb just E of Tampa. Chiefly residential, it is also a retail and service center. Brandon has grown with the construction of highways connecting it to other Florida urban centers. Citrus fruits and vegetables are grown in the area, which also has cattle and dairy farms.