Saskatoon

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Saskatoon
City of Saskatoon
Frae left tae richt: central Saskatoon featurin the Sooth Saskatchewan River an three o its brigs; the Delta Bessborough hottle; the Saskatoon Fireworks Festival; Broadway Avenue; Wanuskewin Heritage Park; the Varsity o Saskatchewan; the Saskatoon berry; Saskatoon skyline featurin the Broadway Bridge in foregrund
Frae left tae richt: central Saskatoon featurin the Sooth Saskatchewan River an three o its brigs; the Delta Bessborough hottle; the Saskatoon Fireworks Festival; Broadway Avenue; Wanuskewin Heritage Park; the Varsity o Saskatchewan; the Saskatoon berry; Saskatoon skyline featurin the Broadway Bridge in foregrund
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Coordinates: 52°08′N 106°41′W / 52.133°N 106.683°W / 52.133; -106.683
KintraCanadae
ProvinceSaskatchewan
Establishment1883
Incorporation1906
Govrenment
 • MayorCharlie Clark
 • Govrenin boukSaskatoon Ceety Cooncil
 • MP
 • MLAs
Area
 • Laund228.13 km2 (88.08 sq mi)
 • Urban
125.50 km2 (48.46 sq mi)
 • Metro
5,890.71 km2 (2,274.42 sq mi)
Elevation481.5 m (1,579.7 ft)
Population
 • Ceety246,376
 • Density1080.0/km2 (2,797/sq mi)
 • Urban
245,181
 • Urban density1,953/km2 (5,060/sq mi)
 • Metro
301,097
 • Metro density50.1/km2 (130/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Saskatonian
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
Forrit sortation aurie
Area code(s)306, 639
Pronunciation/ˌsæskəˈtn/
Websitewww.saskatoon.ca

Saskatoon is a ceety in central Saskatchewan, Canadae, on the Sooth Saskatchewan River. Residents o the ceety o Saskatoon are cried Saskatonians. The ceety is surroondit bi the Rural Municipality of Corman Park No. 344.

Saskatoon is the maist populous ceety in the province o Saskatchewan, an haes been syne the mid-1980s when it surpassed the provincial caipital o Regina.[8] The ceety haed a population o 202,340 in the Canadae 2006 Census,[9] wi a civic estimate o 224,300 in 2010.[10] The ceety's census metropolitan aurie haed a population o 233,923 in the 2006 Census.[11] Statistics Canada estimatit Saskatoon's CMA population as 265,259 as o Julie 1, 2010.[12]

Etymology[eedit | eedit soorce]

The name Saskatoon [in Cree: sâskwatôn, "Saskatoon" or the locatives: misâskwatôminihk, lit: "at the saskatoon berry", misâskwatôminiskâhk, "at the place o mony saskatoon berries", mînisihk "at the berry"] comes frae the Cree inanimate noun misâskwatômina "saskatoon berries", which refers tae the sweet, violet-coloured berry that grows in the aurie. It is an aa popularly described as the "Brig Ceety," for its seiven river crossins.[13]

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Barr Colonists in 1903.

In 1882, the Toronto-based Temperance Colonization Society wis grantit 21 sections o land straddlin the Sooth Saskatchewan River, atween wha is nou Warman an Dundurn.[14] The aim o the group wis tae escape the liquor trade in that ceety an set up a "dry" community in the Prairie region.[14] The follaein year settlers, led bi John Lake, arrived on the site o wha is nou Saskatoon an established the first permanent settlement.[14] The settlers travelled bi railway frae Ontario tae Moose Jaw an then completit the final leg via horse-drawn caurt as the railway haed yet tae be completit tae Saskatoon.[14]

In 1885 the Northwast Rebellion affectit the tiny community in a variety o ways. Chief Whitecap an Charles Trottier passed through the present day Varsity campus on their way tae join Louis Riel's airmed forces at Batoche, Saskatchewan. Follaein the fechtin at the Battle o Fish Creek, an the Battle o Batoche, woundit Canadian sodgers convalesced at the Marr Residence which is the day a historic site. A few dee'd in care an wur buried in the Pioneer Cemetery near the Exhibition Grunds.

A toun chairter for the wast side o the river wis obtained in 1903 (Nutana became a veelage in that year). In 1906 Saskatoon became a ceety wi a population o 4,500, which includit the communities o Saskatoon, Riversdale, an Nutana. In 1955 Montgomery Place an in 1956 the neighbourin toun o Sutherland wur annexed bi the fast growin Ceety o Saskatoon.[15]

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Edmonton, The (Apryle 30, 2007). "Edmonton Journal, "Paris of the Prairies"". Canada.com. Archived frae the original on August 21, 2012. Retrieved September 8, 2012.
  2. "Saskatchewan slang". canada.com. Postmedia Network Inc. November 7, 2007. Archived frae the original on November 9, 2012. Retrieved December 21, 2013.
  3. "A Brief History of Saskatoon" (PDF). City of Saskatoon. Archived frae the original (PDF) on Januar 3, 2015.
  4. "DCHP-2". Archived frae the original on 22 Mey 2018. Retrieved 22 Mey 2018.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Population and Dwelling Count Highlight Tables, 2016 Census – Census subdivisions". Archived frae the original on 17 Februar 2017. Retrieved 17 Februar 2017.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Population and Dwelling Count Highlight Tables, 2016 Census – Census metropolitan areas". Archived frae the original on 23 September 2018. Retrieved 17 Februar 2017.
  7. "Quick Facts". City of Saskatoon. Archived frae the original on 9 Februar 2014.
  8. "Population Estimate & Projection". City of Saskatoon. Retrieved 10 November 2010.
  9. Statistics Canada 2006 Community Profiles: Saskatoon
  10. Population Estimate & Projection
  11. Statistics Canada 2006 Community Profiles: Saskatoon CMA.
  12. "Section 1: Census metropolitan areas". Annual Demographic Estimates: Subprovincial Areas. Statistics Canada. 3 Februar 2011. Retrieved 3 Februar 2011.
  13. "Travel: Saskatoon". The Weather Network. Retrieved 16 Juin 2008.
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 "A History of Saskatoon to 1914" (PDF). web.archive.org. Julie 2005. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 3 October 2006. Retrieved 4 Apryle 2009.
  15. O'Brien, Jeff (2006). Roberta Coulter (ed.). Saskatoon: A History in Photographs. Coteau Books. p. 88. ISBN 1-55050-336-7. Unknown parameter |coauthors= ignored (|author= suggested) (help)