Saskatoon

Saskatoon
City of Saskatoon
From left to right: central Saskatoon; the Delta Bessborough hotel; the University of Saskatchewan; Downtown from the Meewasin trail; and the Broadway Bridge.
From left to right: central Saskatoon; the Delta Bessborough hotel; the University of Saskatchewan; Downtown from the Meewasin trail; and the Broadway Bridge.
Flag of Saskatoon
Flag
Coat of arms of Saskatoon
Coat of arms
Official logo of Saskatoon
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Saskatoon is located in Canada
Saskatoon
Saskatoon
Location of Saskatoon in Canada
Saskatoon is located in Saskatchewan
Saskatoon
Saskatoon
Saskatoon (Saskatchewan)
Coordinates: 52°08′N 106°41′W / 52.133°N 106.683°W / 52.133; -106.683Coordinates: 52°08′N 106°41′W / 52.133°N 106.683°W / 52.133; -106.683
CountryCanada
ProvinceSaskatchewan
Rural municipalityCorman Park
Establishment1883
Incorporation1906
Government
 • MayorCharlie Clark
 • Governing bodySaskatoon City Council
 • MP
 • MLAs
Area
 • Land228.13 km2 (88.08 sq mi)
 • Urban
125.50 km2 (48.46 sq mi)
 • Metro
5,890.71 km2 (2,274.42 sq mi)
Elevation481.5 m (1,579.7 ft)
Population
 • City246,376
 • RankCity: 19th in Canada metro: 17th in Canada
 • Density1,080.0/km2 (2,797/sq mi)
 • Urban
245,181
 • Urban density1,953/km2 (5,060/sq mi)
 • Metro
295,095
 • Metro density50.1/km2 (130/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Saskatonian
Time zoneUTC−06:00 (CST)
Forward sortation area
Area code(s)306, 639
Pronunciation/ˌsæskəˈtn/
GDP (Saskatoon CMA)CA$19.0 billion (2016)[8]
GDP per capita (Saskatoon CMA)CA$64,447 (2016)
Websitewww.saskatoon.ca

Saskatoon (/ˌsæskəˈtn/) is the largest city in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. It straddles a bend in the South Saskatchewan River in the central region of the province. It is located along the Trans-Canada Yellowhead Highway, and has served as the cultural and economic hub of central Saskatchewan since its founding in 1882 as a Temperance colony.[9]

With a 2016 census population of 246,376, Saskatoon is the largest city in the province, and the 17th largest Census Metropolitan Area in Canada, with a 2016 census population of 295,095. The City of Saskatoon has estimated its population to be 278,500 as of July 2018,[10] while Statistics Canada has estimated the CMA's population to be 336,614 as of 2020.[11]

Saskatoon is home to the University of Saskatchewan, the Meewasin Valley Authority (which protects the South Saskatchewan River and provides for the city's popular riverbank park spaces), and Wanuskewin Heritage Park (a National Historic Site of Canada and UNESCO World Heritage applicant representing 6,000 years of First Nations history). The Rural Municipality of Corman Park No. 344, the most populous rural municipality in Saskatchewan, surrounds the city and contains many of the developments associated with it, including Wanuskewin. Saskatoon is named after the saskatoon berry which is native to the region, and is itself derived from the Cree misâskwatômina. The city has a significant Indigenous population and several urban Reserves. The city has nine river crossings and is nicknamed "Paris of the Prairies" and "Bridge City".

Historic neighbourhoods of Saskatoon include Nutana and Riversdale, which were separate towns before amalgamating with the town of Saskatoon and incorporating as a city in 1906. Nutana, Riversdale, their historic main streets of Broadway Avenue and 20th Street, as well as the downtown core and other central neighbourhoods are seeing significant reinvestment and redevelopment. Sutherland, the rail town annexed by the city in 1956 that lies beyond the University lands, is now another historic old city.

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  7. ^ "Quick Facts". City of Saskatoon. Archived from the original on February 9, 2014.
  8. ^ "Table 36-10-0468-01 Gross domestic product (GDP) at basic prices, by census metropolitan area (CMA) (x 1,000,000)". Statistics Canada. Archived from the original on January 22, 2021. Retrieved April 27, 2021.
  9. ^ "History". City of Saskatoon. December 15, 2014. Archived from the original on April 15, 2016. Retrieved June 8, 2016.
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  11. ^ https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/daily-quotidien/210114/t001a-eng.htm