Rural Municipality of Arthur

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The Rural Municipality of Arthur is a former rural municipality (RM) in the Canadian province of Manitoba. It was originally incorporated as a rural municipality on December 22, 1883.[1] It ceased on January 1, 2015 as a result of its provincially mandated amalgamation with the RM of Albert and the RM of Edward to form the Municipality of Two Borders.[2]

The RM was located in the southwestern part of the province, along its border with the state of North Dakota in the United States. The 2006 Census showed a population of 440 persons, a decline from its 2001 population of 480. The administratively separate town of Melita is surrounded by its territory.

Geography[edit]

According to Statistics Canada, the rural municipality has an area of 765.77 km² (295.67 sq mi). The administratively separate town of Melita is enclaved by the Rural Municipality of Arthur, at a little north of its centre.

Communities[edit]

Adjacent municipalities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Manitoba's Municipal History: Rural Municipalities and Local Government Districts". The Manitoba Historical Society. September 21, 2014. Retrieved January 2, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Manitoba's Municipal History: Municipal Amalgamations (2015)". The Manitoba Historical Society. December 1, 2014. Retrieved January 2, 2015. 

Coordinates: 49°10′39″N 100°58′20″W / 49.17750°N 100.97222°W / 49.17750; -100.97222