List of cities in Saskatchewan

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A city is a type of incorporated urban municipality in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.[1] A city is created from a town by the Minister of Municipal Affairs by ministerial order via section 39 of The Cities Act if the town has a population of 5,000 or more and the change in status is requested by the town council.[2] In the early history of the province, the threshold for city status was much lower, with both Saskatoon and Regina achieving city status with populations in the 3,000 range. One city, Melville, currently has a population well below the 5,000 mark, but retains its city status as of 2015.

Saskatchewan has 16 cities[1] including Lloydminster, which traverses the provincial border with Alberta, but not including Flin Flon, which traverses the provincial border with Manitoba. Not including Flin Flon, Saskatchewan's cities had a cumulative population of 595,707 and an average population of 37,232 in the 2011 Census.[3][4] Saskatchewan's largest and smallest cities are Saskatoon and Melville with populations of 222,189 and 4,546 respectively.[3][4]

List[edit]

Saskatoon is Saskatchewan's largest city.
Regina is Saskatchewan's capital and second-largest city.
Skyline of Prince Albert.
Moose Jaw's city hall
Name Rural municipality[5] Year
founded
Incorporation
date (village) [6]
Incorporation
date (town)[6]
Incorporation
date (city) [6]
Population
(2011)[3]
Population
(2006)[3]
Change
(%)[3]
Land
area
(km²)[3]
Population
density
(per km²)[3]
Estevan Estevan No. 5 1892[7] November 2, 1899 March 1, 1906 March 1, 1957 11,054 10,084 9.6 18.85 586.6
Flin Flon (part)[SK 1] 229[SK 2] 242 −5.4 2.37[SK 3] 96.4
Humboldt Humboldt No. 370 1875[8] June 30, 1905 April 1, 1907 November 7, 2000 5,678 4,998 13.6 13.46 421.9
Lloydminster (part)[SK 4] Britannia No. 502 1903[9] November 25, 1903 April 1, 1907 January 1, 1958 9,772[SK 5] 8,118 20.4 17.34[SK 6] 563.6
Martensville[SK 7] Corman Park No. 344 1939[10] September 1, 1966 January 1, 1969 November 3, 2009 7,716 4,978 55.0 6.23 1,239.3
Meadow Lake Meadow Lake No. 588 1889[11] August 24, 1931 February 1, 1936 November 9, 2009 5,045 4,771 5.7 7.95 634.2
Melfort Star City No. 428 1884[12] November 4, 1903 July 1, 1907 September 2, 1980 5,576 5,192 7.4 14.78 377.3
Melville[SK 8] Cana No. 214 1908[13] December 21, 1908 November 1, 1909 August 1, 1960 4,546[4] 4,149 9.6 14.82 306.7
Moose Jaw Moose Jaw No. 161 1881[14] January 19, 1884 November 20, 1903 33,274 32,132 3.6 50.68 656.5
North Battleford North Battleford No. 437 1905[15] March 21, 1906 July 18, 1906 May 1, 1913 13,888 13,190 5.3 33.55 414
Prince Albert Prince Albert No. 461 1866[16] October 8, 1885 October 8, 1904 35,129 34,127 2.9 65.74 534.4
Regina[SK 9] Sherwood No. 159 1882[17] December 1, 1883 June 19, 1903 193,100 179,282 7.7 145.45 1,327.6
Saskatoon[SK 10] Corman Park No. 344 1883[18] November 16, 1901 July 1, 1903 May 26, 1906 222,189 202,408 9.8 209.56 1,060.3
Swift Current Swift Current No. 137 1882[19] February 4, 1904 March 15, 1907 January 15, 1914 15,503 14,946 3.7 24.04 644.9
Warman[SK 11] Corman Park No. 344 1904[20] May 15, 1905 May 19, 1905 October 27, 2012 7,084 4,769 48.5 8.54 829.7
Weyburn Weyburn No. 67 1899[21] October 22, 1900 August 5, 1903 September 1, 1913 10,484 9,433 11.1 18.49 566.9
Yorkton Orkney No. 244 1882[22] July 11, 1894 April 16, 1900 February 1, 1928 15,669 15,038 4.2 25.77 608.1
Total cities 595,707 547,615 8.8 675.25 882.2

Notes:

  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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Types of Municipalities". Saskatchewan Ministry of Municipal Affairs. Retrieved December 12, 2012. 
  2. ^ "The Cities Act". Government of Saskatchewan. Retrieved December 17, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Saskatchewan)". Statistics Canada. May 28, 2012. Retrieved December 16, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c "Corrections and updates: Population and dwelling count amendments, 2011 Census". Statistics Canada. August 13, 2013. Retrieved December 15, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Search for Municipal Information". Saskatchewan Ministry of Municipal Affairs. Retrieved December 16, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c "Urban Municipality Incorporation Dates". Retrieved February 12, 2010. 
  7. ^ King, Andrew. "Estevan The Power Centre". Estevan Public Library. Retrieved February 16, 2008. 
  8. ^ "The Official Web Site for the City of Humboldt.". City of Humboldt. 2008. Retrieved February 16, 2008. 
  9. ^ "History of Lloydminster". Retrieved March 5, 2008. 
  10. ^ "Martensville, SK.". City of Martensville. 2006. Retrieved November 3, 2009. 
  11. ^ "Fur Trading Post to City". Town of Meadow Lake. 2010. Retrieved February 12, 2010. 
  12. ^ "The Development of Melfort". Welcome to The City of Melfort - The City of Northern Lights. October 21, 2002. Archived from the original on October 10, 2007. Retrieved February 16, 2008. 
  13. ^ "City of Melville, SK – Canada". Retrieved February 16, 2008. 
  14. ^ "Our Early History - Moose Jaw". Retrieved February 16, 2008. 
  15. ^ "History of the Battlefords - Historic Perspective". Battlefords Tourism. 2004. Archived from the original on September 1, 2007. Retrieved February 16, 2008. 
  16. ^ "Tourism Prince Albert - Our Proud History". PAREDA - Tourism Prince Albert. 2005. Archived from the original on March 4, 2008. Retrieved February 16, 2008. 
  17. ^ Coneghan, Daria (2006). "Regina". The Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan. Canadian Plains Research Center. Retrieved March 5, 2008. 
  18. ^ "City of Saskatoon • City Council • City History". Archived from the original on October 17, 2007. Retrieved February 16, 2008. 
  19. ^ "tourism swift current - history of swift current, saskatchewan, Canada". City of Swift Current. 2005. Archived from the original on October 10, 2007. Retrieved February 16, 2008. 
  20. ^ "Warman, SK.". City of Warman. 2012. Retrieved December 12, 2012. 
  21. ^ "Weyburn - The Opportunity City • The Weyburn Story". 2004. Retrieved February 16, 2008. 
  22. ^ "City of Yorkton - History and Folklore Summary - 1882 to 1889". 2005. Retrieved February 16, 2008.