Rural Municipality of Benson No. 35

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Benson No. 35 (2006 Population 434 ) is a rural municipality in south-east Saskatchewan, Canada encompassing 836.39 square kilometers in area. The rural municipality has within its boundaries the communities of Benson and Bryant, Saskatchewan. The rural municipality maintains offices in the community of Benson. The rural municipality in conjunction with the provincial government is in charge of maintenance of highways in its area. As well, the municipality provides policing, fire protection and municipal governance for the rural district, with a reeve as its administrator. The rural municipality was established on December 13, 1909. Agriculture plays an important role in the rural municipality with 207,200 acres (95%) of land in under cultivation. There are also 300 oil wells in the municipality. [1]

Statistics[edit]

Canada census – Rural Municipality of Benson No. 35 community profile
2006
Population: 434 (-10.0% from 2001)
Land area: 836.39 km2 (322.93 sq mi)
Population density: 0.5/km2 (1.3/sq mi)
Median age: 43.8 (M: 44.6, F: 42.5)
Total private dwellings: 179
Median household income: $49,196
References: 2006[2] earlier[3]

Communities[edit]

Hamlets

Heritage Properties[edit]

There is one historical building located within the rural municipality:

Transportation[edit]

The two airports within the rural municipality are the Estevan (Blue Sky) Aerodrome and Estevan/Bryant Airport.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sask Biz
  2. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2009-02-24. 
  3. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. 
  4. ^ Horizon St. Luke's Lutheran Church

Coordinates: 49°23′30″N 103°00′57″W / 49.39167°N 103.01583°W / 49.39167; -103.01583