Strasbourg, Saskatchewan

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Strasbourg
Town
Strasbourg is located in Saskatchewan
Strasbourg
Strasbourg
Location of Strasbourg in Saskatchewan
Coordinates: 51°04′N 104°57′W / 51.067°N 104.950°W / 51.067; -104.950
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Rural Municipality McKillop No. 220
Post office Founded 1905-10-16
Government
 • Type Mayor & council
 • Mayor Ken Swanston
 • Administrator Jennifer Josephson
Area
 • Total 5.70 km2 (2.20 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 752
 • Density 132.0/km2 (342/sq mi)
Time zone Central (UTC-6)
Postal code S0G 4V0
Area code(s) 306
Website Official website
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Strasbourg is a small town in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, located about 75 km away from the capital of Saskatchewan, Regina. Its' 2011 population was 752 people.

The school, William Derby School, which holds kindergarten to Grade 12 has 260 students.

Nick Schultz of the NHL hockey team the Edmonton Oilers comes from Strasbourg. Psychiatrist Bennet Wong was born in Strasbourg. Harvard Medical School professor, Frederick Bieber, was raised in Strasbourg.

History[edit]

The earliest settlers came to this area around 1884 as the area became known for its rich agricultural soil and ample land for pastures. The area was settled by German pioneers. The town was originally spelled Strassburg, Strass meaning road or street in German and burg meaning castle. The name was changed by Canada's Geography department to the French spelling of Strasbourg in 1919, following the renaming of Strasbourg, France (Germany lost control of the city after World War I) The town was incorporated in 1907.

Demographics[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Statistics Canada. Government of Canada. Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  2. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net. "Post Offices and Postmasters". Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  3. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home. "Municipal Directory System". Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  4. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-12-23. 
  5. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2012-12-23. 

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Coordinates: 51°04′N 104°57′W / 51.067°N 104.950°W / 51.067; -104.950 (Strasbourg, Saskatchewan)