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Strasbourg, Saskatchewan

Strasbourg is a small town in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, located about 75 km away from the provincial capital, Regina.

Strasbourg
Town
Strasbourg is located in Saskatchewan
Strasbourg
Strasbourg
Location of Strasbourg in Saskatchewan
Strasbourg is located in Canada
Strasbourg
Strasbourg
Strasbourg (Canada)
Coordinates: 51°04′N 104°57′W / 51.067°N 104.950°W / 51.067; -104.950
CountryCanada
ProvinceSaskatchewan
Rural MunicipalityMcKillop No. 220
Post office Founded1905-10-16
Government
 • TypeMayor & council
 • MayorKelvin Schapansky
 • AdministratorJennifer Josephson
Area
 • Total5.70 km2 (2.20 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total752
 • Density132.0/km2 (342/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central)
Postal code
S0G 4V0
Area code(s)306
WebsiteOfficial website
[2][3]

The school, William Derby School, which holds kindergarten to Grade 12 has 260 students.

HistoryEdit

The earliest settlers came to this area around 1884 as the area became known for its rich agricultural soil and ample land for pastures. The area was settled by German pioneers. The town was originally spelled Strassburg, Strass meaning road or street in German and burg meaning castle. The name was changed by Canada's Geography department to the French spelling of Strasbourg in 1919, following the renaming of Strasbourg, France (Germany lost control of the city after World War I) The town was incorporated in 1907.

Notable peopleEdit

DemographicsEdit

Canada census – Strasbourg, Saskatchewan community profile
2011 2006
Population: 752 (+2.7% from 2006) 732 (-3.7% from 2001)
Land area: 5.70 km2 (2.20 sq mi) 5.70 km2 (2.20 sq mi)
Population density: 132.0/km2 (342/sq mi) 128.5/km2 (333/sq mi)
Median age: 53.6 (M: 51.2, F: 56.3) 54.5 (M: 49.7, F: 57.8)
Total private dwellings: 380 375
Median household income:
References: 2011[4] 2006[5] earlier[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Statistics Canada. Government of Canada. Retrieved 2014-08-21.
  2. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net. "Post Offices and Postmasters". Retrieved 2014-08-21.
  3. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home. "Municipal Directory System". Retrieved 2014-08-21.
  4. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-12-23.
  5. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2012-12-23.
  6. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.

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