Rural Municipality of Torch River No. 488

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Torch River No. 488
Rural municipality
Torch River No. 488 is located in Saskatchewan
Torch River No. 488
Torch River No. 488
Coordinates: 53°24′18″N 104°19′45″W / 53.40500°N 104.32917°W / 53.40500; -104.32917Coordinates: 53°24′18″N 104°19′45″W / 53.40500°N 104.32917°W / 53.40500; -104.32917
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
 • Total 5,179 km2 (2,000 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 1,723
 • Density 0.33/km2 (0.86/sq mi)

Torch River No. 488, Saskatchewan, formed January 1, 1950, is a rural municipality in north eastern Saskatchewan. It is located northwest of the town of Nipawin. Within the geographical borders of the rural municipality lie the separately governed communities of Choiceland, Love, Smeaton, and White Fox, none of which is considered to be technically a part of the R.M.


Torch River No. 488 is home to the urban municipalities of: Carroll Cove, Cherry Ridge, Choiceland, Claytonville, Garrick, Love, Pruden's Point, Shipman, Smeaton, Snowden, Torch River, and White Fox.


According to the Canada 2001 Census, the municipality had a population of 1,723 (down 5.7% since 1996) with 766 dwellings. It has an area of 5,179 km², giving it a population density of 0.3 persons per km².

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

Saskatchewan Rural Municipalities Neighborhood 1918[edit]

  • These RM's or LID's were all 3 townships x 3 townships probably formed c1909
  • LID or Local Improvement District
  • 18 miles x 18 miles in geographical area.
  • The yellow area became Torch River No. 488 as it is known today.
Northern Saskatchewan
RM No. 520 Rm No. 519 Rm No. 518 RM No. 517
RM No. 490 Rm No. 489 Rm No. 488 RM No. 487
North Saskatchewan River :irregular curvy boundary line
RM No. 461/Rm No. 460 Rm No. 459 RM No. 487/RM no. 458

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