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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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Saskatoon is locatit in Canada
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Location o Saskatoon in Canadae
Saskatoon is locatit in Saskatchewan
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Saskatoon
Saskatoon (Saskatchewan)
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
 • Land228.13 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
 • Density1,080.0/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
Aurie code(s)306, 639
Pronunciation/ˌsæskəˈtn/
Wabsteidwww.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]

Main airticle: History o Saskatoon
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]

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  2. "Saskatchewan slang". canada.com. Postmedia Network Inc. November 7, 2007. Archived frae the oreeginal on November 9, 2012. Retrieved December 21, 2013.  Unkent parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  3. "A Brief History of Saskatoon" (PDF). City of Saskatoon. Archived frae the oreeginal (PDF) on January 3, 2015.  Unkent parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  4. "DCHP-2". Archived frae the oreeginal on May 22, 2018. Retrieved 22 May 2018.  Unkent parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Population and Dwelling Count Highlight Tables, 2016 Census – Census subdivisions". Archived frae the oreeginal on February 17, 2017. Retrieved February 17, 2017.  Unkent parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Population and Dwelling Count Highlight Tables, 2016 Census – Census metropolitan areas". Archived frae the oreeginal on September 23, 2018. Retrieved February 17, 2017.  Unkent parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  7. "Quick Facts". City of Saskatoon. Archived frae the oreeginal on February 9, 2014. 
  8. "Population Estimate & Projection". City of Saskatoon. Retrieved 2010-11-10. 
  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. February 3, 2011. Retrieved 2011-02-03. 
  13. "Travel: Saskatoon". The Weather Network. Retrieved 2008-06-16. 
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 "A History of Saskatoon to 1914" (PDF). web.archive.org. July 2005. Archived frae the oreeginal (PDF) on 2006-10-03. Retrieved 2009-04-04. 
  15. O'Brien, Jeff (2006). Roberta Coulter, ed. Saskatoon: A History in Photographs. Coteau Books. p. 88. ISBN 1-55050-336-7.  Unkent parameter |coauthors= ignored (help)