List of communities in Saskatchewan

Map of Canada with Ontario highlighted in red
Location of Saskatchewan in Canada

Communities in the Province of Saskatchewan, Canada include incorporated municipalities, unincorporated communities and First Nations communities.

Types of incorporated municipalities include urban municipalities, rural municipalities and northern municipalities. Urban municipalities are further classified into four sub-types – cities, towns, villages and resort villages. Northern municipalities, which are located in the Northern Saskatchewan Administration District (NSAD), are further classified into three sub-types – northern towns, northern villages and northern hamlets. Rural municipalities are not classified into sub-types.[1]

Types of unincorporated communities include

  • Barry, Bill (1998). People Places : The Dictionary of Saskatchewan Place Names. Regina, Saskatchewan: People Places Publishing Ltd.  

Other sources

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "Types of Municipalities". Saskatchewan Ministry of Municipal Affairs. Retrieved December 12, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d Saskatchewan Queen's Printer. "The Municipalities Act". Retrieved 2008-02-09. 
  3. ^ a b c Saskatchewan Queen's Printer. "The Cities Act". Retrieved 2008-02-09. 
  4. ^ Saskatchewan Queen's Printer. "The Northern Saskatchewan Administration District Boundaries Regulations". Retrieved 2008-02-09. 
  5. ^ a b c d e Saskatchewan Queen's Printer. "The Northern Municipalities Act". Retrieved 2008-02-09. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Saskatchewan)".  
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Search for Municipal Information". Saskatchewan Ministry of Municipal Affairs. Retrieved December 16, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Urban Municipality Incorporation Dates". Retrieved February 12, 2010. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an "Corrections and updates: Population and dwelling count amendments, 2011 Census". Statistics Canada. August 13, 2013. Retrieved December 15, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "The Municipalities Act" (PDF). Government of Saskatchewan. Retrieved December 12, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Southern and Central Saskatchewan, Canada: Rural Municipalities". Saskatchewan Department of Government Relations and Aboriginal Affairs. 2002. Retrieved December 12, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Rural Municipality Incorporations (Alphabetical)". Saskatchewan Ministry of Municipal Affairs. Retrieved June 29, 2014. 
  13. ^ a b c "Northern Communities Incorporation Dates" (PDF). Saskatchewan Ministry of Municipal Affairs. Retrieved December 20, 2013. 
  14. ^ a b c d "Restructuring Comparison Chart – What to Expect" (PDF). Government of Saskatchewan: Ministry of Government Relations. April 2, 2013. Retrieved August 31, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and designated places, 2011 and 2006 censuses (Saskatchewan)".  
  16. ^ "Census Profile: Stornoway (Dissolved census subdivision)".  

References

  1. ^ The balance of Flin Flon is located within Manitoba.
  2. ^ This population does not include 5,363 in the Manitoba portion of Flin Flon. The city's total population in 2011 was 5,592.
  3. ^ This area does not include 13.88 km2 (5.36 sq mi) in the Manitoba portion of Flin Flon. The city's total area in 2011 was 16.25 km2 (6.27 sq mi).
  4. ^ The balance of Lloydminster is located within Alberta.
  5. ^ This population does not include 18,032 in the Alberta portion of Lloydminster. The city's total population in 2011 was 27,804.
  6. ^ This area does not include 24.19 km2 (9.34 sq mi) in the Alberta portion of Lloydminster. The city's total area in 2011 was 41.53 km2 (16.03 sq mi).
  7. ^ Martensville is Saskatchewan's smallest city by area.
  8. ^ Melville is Saskatchewan's smallest city by population.
  9. ^ Regina is Saskatchewan's capital and was its first city, incorporated June 19, 1903. The Regina census metropolitan area (CMA) is formed around the City of Regina.
  10. ^ Saskatoon is Saskatchewan's largest city by both population and area. The Saskatoon CMA includes the cities of Martensville and Saskatoon.
  11. ^ Warman is Saskatchewan's newest city, incorporated October 27, 2012.

Notes

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See also

Metis settlements

Indian reserves

First Nations communities

A ghost town is a town that once had a considerable population, that has since dwindled in numbers causing some or all of its businesses and services to close, either due to the rerouting of a highway, railway tracks being pulled, or exhaustion of some natural resource.

Ghost towns

Saskatchewan has 11 northern settlements.[1]

A northern settlement is an unincorporated community in the Northern Saskatchewan Administration District, and its administration is regulated by The Northern Municipalities Act.[5]

Northern settlements

Saskatchewan has 151 organized hamlets that are established via ministerial order and under the jurisdiction of rural municipalities within southern and central Saskatchewan.[10] The people in a hamlet may apply for organized hamlet status within the rural municipality in which the hamlet is located.

Organized hamlets

Like a generic hamlet, a special service area is under the jurisdiction of a rural municipality and does not have any decision-making powers or independent authorities. Unlike a generic hamlet, a special service area may form its own electoral division within the rural municipality and may have a different tax regime within the rural municipality compared to a generic hamlet.[14]

Special service areas

The following are hamlets that are neither special service areas nor organized hamlets.

Generic hamlets in Saskatchewan are under the jurisdiction of a rural municipality and do not have any decision-making powers or independent authorities.[14]

Hamlets

The Government of Saskatchewan recognizes three different types of hamlets – generic "hamlets", "special service areas" and "organized hamlets".[14] Some organized hamlets in Saskatchewan are recognized as designated places by Statistics Canada, while unorganized hamlets are not.

In Saskatchewan, a hamlet is an unincorporated community that is under the jurisdiction of a rural municipality.[14] It has at least five occupied dwellings situated on separate lots and at least 10 separate lots, the majority of which are an average size of less than one acre.[2]

Unincorporated hamlets

Saskatchewan has 11 northern hamlets.[1]

A northern hamlet is located in the Northern Saskatchewan Administration District, and its administration is regulated by The Northern Municipalities Act.[5] A northern settlement may apply for northern hamlet status when the population is at least 50 and the northern settlement contains at least 25 separate dwelling units or business premises. Unlike hamlets and northern settlements, northern hamlets are municipal corporations.

Northern hamlets

Saskatchewan has 11 northern villages.[1]

A northern village is located in the Northern Saskatchewan Administration District, and its administration is regulated by The Northern Municipalities Act.[5] A northern hamlet may apply for northern village status when the population is at least 100 and the northern hamlet contains at least 50 separate dwelling units or business premises.

Northern villages

Saskatchewan has two northern towns.[1]

A northern town is a town in the Northern Saskatchewan Administration District. Its administration is regulated by The Northern Municipalities Act.[5] A northern village may apply for town status when the actual resident population is at least 500.

Northern towns

Saskatchewan has 24 northern municipalities, which includes the sub-types of northern towns, northern villages and northern hamlets.[1]

Map of northern municipalities by type in Saskatchewan as of 2013
Distribution of Saskatchewan's 2 northern towns, 11 northern villages and 11 northern hamlets within the Northern Saskatchewan Administration District

Northern municipalities

Saskatchewan has 296 rural municipalities.[1]

A rural municipality is created by the Minister of Municipal Affairs by ministerial order via section 49 of The Municipalities Act.[10] Saskatchewan has 296 rural municipalities,[1] which are located in the central and southern portions of the province.[11]

Map of rural municipalities in Saskatchewan as of 2013
Distribution of Saskatchewan's 296 rural municipalities

Rural municipalities

Saskatchewan has 40 resort villages.[1]

Resort villages

Saskatchewan has 260 villages.[1]

The people of an organized hamlet may request that the hamlet be incorporated as a village or resort village. In order to qualify, the hamlet must have been an organized hamlet for at least 3 years, have a population of at least 100 in the most recent census, and contain at least 50 separate dwelling units or business premises.[2]

Villages