Rural Municipality of Spiritwood No. 496

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Spiritwood No. 496
Rural municipality
Spiritwood No. 496 is located in Saskatchewan
Spiritwood No. 496
Spiritwood No. 496
Coordinates: 53°29′52″N 107°35′53″W / 53.49778°N 107.59806°W / 53.49778; -107.59806Coordinates: 53°29′52″N 107°35′53″W / 53.49778°N 107.59806°W / 53.49778; -107.59806
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Area
 • Total 2,479 km2 (957 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 1,429
 • Density 0.58/km2 (1.5/sq mi)

The Rural Municipality of Spiritwood No. 496, Saskatchewan, first formed as Rural Municipality on December 9, 1929 as a 3 township by 3 township R.M. One township is 6 miles by 6 miles square. On December 31, 1953, Spiritwood No. 496 expanded and absorbed Shell Lake No. 495 [1] It is located in the north central region of the province of Saskatchewan, west of Prince Albert. Witchekan Lake First Nation Indian Reserve 117B and Pelican Lake First Nation Indian Reserve 191B both are within this Rural Municipality.

Boundaries[edit]

The boundaries of the municipality extend north to Big River No. 555, Saskatchewan, to the west by Medstead No. 497, Saskatchewan, to the south by Meeting Lake No. 466, Saskatchewan, to the east by Canwood No. 494, Saskatchewan (was Thompson).

Communities[edit]

These communities are self-governing entities that lie within the geographical borders of Spiritwood No. 496, and thus not technically a part of the rural municipality. Also within its borders are several First Nations Indian reserves, those at Chitek Lake, Pelican Lake, and Witchekan Lake, also not part of the municipality.

Population[edit]

As of the census in 2001, there were 1,429 people living in the municipality of Spiritwood No. 496, Saskatchewan.

Statistics[edit]

According to the Canada 2001 Census:

  • Population: 1,429
  • % Change (1996-2001): -4.0
  • Dwellings: 796
  • Area (km²): 2,479.00
  • Density (persons per km²): 0.6

Urban communities[edit]

have also been part of this municipality.

Saskatchewan railways and railway stations[edit]

(historic or current)

  • Big River Branch C.N.R—serves Prince Albert, Shellbrook, Clonfert, Canwood, Polwarth, Mattes, Debden, Eldred, Dumble, Bodmin, Big River.

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Saskatchewan highways and roads[edit]

For more information see also List of Saskatchewan provincial highways
For more information see also List of Saskatchewan provincial roads

See also[edit]

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