Stockholm, Saskatchewan

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Stockholm
Village
Stockholm is located in Saskatchewan
Stockholm
Stockholm
Stockholm is located in Canada
Stockholm
Stockholm
Location of Stockholm in Saskatchewan
Coordinates: 50°40′N 102°18′W / 50.66°N 102.30°W / 50.66; -102.30
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Region Southeast Saskatchewan
Census division 5
Rural Municipality Fertile Belt No. 183
Post Office 1904
Incorporated 1905
Government
 • Mayor Jason Nichols[1]
 • Administrator Lorie Jackson
 • Governing body Stockholm Town Council
 • MP Yorkton-Melville Garry Breitkreuz
 • MLA Melville-Saltcoats Bob Bjornerud
Area
 • Total 1.65 km2 (0.64 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 341
 • Density 206.6/km2 (535/sq mi)
Time zone CST
Postal code S0A 3Y0
Area code(s) 306
Highways Highway 9 Highway 22
[3][4]

Stockholm is a community in the southeastern portion of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, located 72 km (45 mi) south of Yorkton along Highways 9 and 22. Stockholm is the seat of government for the rural municipality of Fertile Belt No. 183.[5]

History[edit]

Named after the capital of Sweden, the village was founded in the 1880s by Swedish settlers, and was incorporated on June 30, 1905.

Heritage site[edit]

Landmarks in Stockholm include the New Stockholm Lutheran Church, also called the Swedish Evangelical Lutheran New Stockholm Church, which was erected in 1917 by Swedish immigrants.[6]

FM Radio[edit]

From 1997 to 2007, Jody Herperger operated an FM radio-rebroadcaster CFZY-FM for OZ-FM (St. John's, Nfld.). The station filled a need for commercial top-40 programming on the FM band. The station was maintained for a number of years after FOX-FM in Yorkton started commercial broadcasting, and ended transmissions in 2007.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Municipal Directory System
  2. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Statistics Canada. Government of Canada. Retrieved 2014-03-20. 
  3. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net. "Post Offices and Postmasters". Archived from the original on October 6, 2006. Retrieved 2014-03-20. 
  4. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home. "Municipal Directory System". Archived from the original on January 15, 2016. Retrieved 2014-03-20. 
  5. ^ Saskatchewan Municipal Database Archived January 15, 2016, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ New Stockholm Lutheran Church

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°39′51″N 102°18′11″W / 50.66417°N 102.30306°W / 50.66417; -102.30306