Rural Municipality of Wheatlands No. 163

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Wheatlands No. 163, Saskatchewan
Wheatlands No. 163, Saskatchewan is located in Saskatchewan
Wheatlands No. 163, Saskatchewan
Wheatlands No. 163, Saskatchewan
Location in Saskatchewan
Coordinates: 50°27′11″N 106°11′31″W / 50.45306°N 106.19194°W / 50.45306; -106.19194Coordinates: 50°27′11″N 106°11′31″W / 50.45306°N 106.19194°W / 50.45306; -106.19194
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Rural Municipality December 13, 1909
Area
 • Total 827.40 km2 (319.46 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 164
 • Density 0.2/km2 (0.5/sq mi)
Time zone UTC (UTC-6)

Wheatlands No. 163, Saskatchewan is a rural municipality of 164 rural residents (2006 census) in the southwestern part of Saskatchewan, Canada. The RM was incorporated December 13, 1909.[1] Other localities in the area include Mortlach, and Parkbeg.[2][3] The Coteau Hills taper off to agricultural plains.[4] The Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia), an endangered animal, makes its home in this area.[5]

A rural municipality is an administrative district consisting of an elected reeve, councilors, administrator who provide essential services within their area.

A person could work for the municipality and have his earnings put toward the taxes on his land; at one time, money collected in each Division stayed in that Division....The RM has as its responsibilities for many areas: agricultural programs and concerns in general; tax collections for needs of the municipality - road construction and maintenance; protective services - pest control, fire protection, weed control, environmental development, cultural and educational services; medical and veterinary needs and so forth.

— Tecumseh No. 65[6]

Statistics[edit]

Canada census – Rural Municipality of Wheatlands No. 163 community profile
2006
Population: 164 (-7.9% from 2001)
Land area: 827.40 km2 (319.46 sq mi)
Population density: 0.2/km2 (0.52/sq mi)
Median age: Not Available (M: N/A, F: N/A)
Total private dwellings: 74
Median household income: $N/A
References: 2006[7] earlier[8]

Area statistics[edit]

  • Lat 50.453056°
  • Long -106.191944°
  • Time zone (est) UTC-6[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MRD Municipal Status Information", Ministry of Municipal Affairs, Government of Saskatchewan, archived from the original (– Scholar search) on 2008-03-25, retrieved 2007-12-29 
  2. ^ Saskatchewan Genealogy Association, retrieved 2007-12-29 
  3. ^ "4708001 - Swift Current No. 137, geographical codes and localities ,2006", Statistics Canada, Government of Canada, retrieved 2007-12-29 
  4. ^ "Wheatlands No. 163", Sask biz, Government of Saskatchewan, retrieved 2007-12-29 
  5. ^ "Saskatchewan Conservation Data Centre - Conservation Database". Saskatchewan Conservation Data Centre. 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-26. 
  6. ^ Sask Biz, Government of Saskatchewan (2004), Tecumseh No. 65, retrieved 2007-12-27 
  7. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2009-02-24. 
  8. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Wheatlands No. 163, Saskatchewan, Canada, North America". World Index. Rumbletum.org. 2004. Retrieved 2007-12-26. 

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