Mikado, Saskatchewan

Mikado is named after the ancient title of the Emperor of Japan. Is a hamlet in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. Listed as a designated place by Statistics Canada, the hamlet had a population of 56 in the Canada 2006 Census.[1] The hamlet is part of the rural municipality of Sliding Hills No. 273. It has a flag stop for Via Rail's Winnipeg-Churchill train.

Mikado is located at the intersection of Highway 5 and Highway 754.

This village was founded after the Japanese had won several victories in the war against Russia (Russo-Japanese War 1904–05). Britain was allied with Japan in this war and Japan was a very popular nation throughout the British Empire. Three towns in Saskatchewan along the CN line (Togo, Kuroki, Mikado),[2] a regional park (Oyama),[3] and CN Siding (Fukushiama)[4] were named in honour of Japanese achievements in this war.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Canada 2006 Census: Designated places in Saskatchewan
  2. ^ Barry, B. (October 2003) People Places: Contemporary Saskatchewan Place Names, 1-894022-92-0
  3. ^ Barry, B. (October 2003) People Places: Contemporary Saskatchewan Place Names, 1-894022-92-0
  4. ^ Russell, E.T., (1973) What's in a Name: The Story Behind Saskatchewan Place Names, 0-88833-053-7

Coordinates: 51°36′31″N 102°16′14″W / 51.60861°N 102.27056°W / 51.60861; -102.27056