Bienfait

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Bienfait, Saskatchewan
Town
Bienfait is located in Saskatchewan
Bienfait
Bienfait is located in Canada
Bienfait
Location of Bienfait in Saskatchewan
Coordinates: 49°08′47″N 102°47′44″W / 49.1465°N 102.7956°W / 49.1465; -102.7956
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Region South East, Saskatchewan
Census division 1
Post office established 1893
Village Apr 16, 1912
Town March 1, 1957
Government
 • Mayor Paul Carroll
Area
 • Total 3.09 km2 (1.19 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 780
 • Density 252.4/km2 (654/sq mi)
Postal code S0C 0M0
Area code(s) 306
[1][2]

Bienfait /ˈbnft/ is a town in Saskatchewan on Highway 18 located 14 km (9 miles) east of Estevan. It is located 30 km northwest of the town of North Portal, which is next to the Canada/US border.

History[edit]

The town of Bienfait was incorporated as the Village of Bienfait on April 16, 1912 becoming a town on March 1, 1957. The town was named by the Canadian Pacific Railway after Antoine Charles Bienfait, a banker with Adolphe Boissevain & Company of Amsterdam, due to the firm's involvement in the sale of CP shares in Europe.[3]

In 1931 striking coal miners marched from Bienfait to nearby Estevan, resulting in the Estevan Riot.

Demographics[edit]

Canada census – Bienfait community profile
2011 2006
Population: 780 (+4.3% from 2006) 748 (-4.8% from 2001)
Land area: 3.09 km2 (1.19 sq mi) 3.09 km2 (1.19 sq mi)
Population density: 252.4/km2 (654/sq mi) 242.1/km2 (627/sq mi)
Median age: 33.2 (M: 33.6, F: 32.6) 32.1 (M: 33.3, F: 31.1)
Total private dwellings: 330 320
Median household income:
References: 2011[4] 2006[5] earlier[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net. "Post Offices and Postmasters". Archived from the original on 6 October 2006. Retrieved 6 September 2009. 
  2. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home. "Municipal Directory System". Archived from the original on January 15, 2016. Retrieved 2014-03-11. 
  3. ^ Bienfait Saskatchewan, History and Genealogy Page
  4. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-12-24. 
  5. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2012-12-24. 
  6. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. 
  • Endicott, Stephen (2002). Bienfait: The Saskatchewan Miners' Struggle of '31. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. ISBN 0-8020-8452-4. 


Coordinates: 49°09′00″N 102°48′00″W / 49.150°N 102.800°W / 49.150; -102.800