Govan, Saskatchewan

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Govan is located in Saskatchewan
Govan is located in Canada
Location of Govan in Saskatchewan
Coordinates: 51°18′40″N 104°59′42″W / 51.311°N 104.995°W / 51.311; -104.995
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Region Saskatchewan
Census division No. 11
Rural Municipality Last Mountain Valley
Post office Founded 1906-06-01
 • Mayor Wesley Pearce
 • Administrator Kelly Holbrook
 • Governing body Govan Town Council
 • Total 1.35 km2 (0.52 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 216
 • Density 159.7/km2 (414/sq mi)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
Postal code S0G 1Z0
Area code(s) 306
Highways Highway 20
Website Official website

Govan /ˈɡɒvən/ is a town in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada located 111 kilometres north of Regina on Highway 20. In 2011 the town had 216 residents.


The first settlers made their homes along the shores of Long Lake (now known as Last Mountain Lake), at places close to McKillops's Landing, Arlington Beach, and Taylorboro. The original settlers used the waters of Last Mountain Lake, which is 93 kilometres long, as a means of transportation. Supplies for the farmers were brought north up the lake and all the grain was taken down the lake in boats, then stored in elevators at the East End. This lake transportation system was abandoned when the early extension of the Canadian Pacific Railway Kirkella branch from Bulyea to Lanigan and on to Saskatoon was built, opening up more of the country to the settlers.

The first house to be built within a five-mile radius of Govan was erected in 1903 by Oscar Landstrom, on the southeast quarter of Section 32, Township 27, Range 22 west of the second meridian.

Some of the settlers came north from Craven, through Bulyea and Strasbourg districts. Others came up the waters on Long Lake.


Canada census – Govan, Saskatchewan community profile
Population: 232 (-15.3% from 2001)
Land area: 1.35 km2 (0.52 sq mi)
Population density: 171.5/km2 (444/sq mi)
Median age: 54.3 (M: 55.8, F: 52.5)
Total private dwellings: 166
Median household income:
References: 2006[4] earlier[5]

See also[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". Archived from the original on 2016-01-15. Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  4. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2009-02-24. 
  5. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. 

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Coordinates: 51°18′40″N 104°59′42″W / 51.311°N 104.995°W / 51.311; -104.995