Villages Of Saskatchewan
A village is a type of incorporated urban municipality in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. A village is created from an organized hamlet by the Minister of Municipal Affairs by ministerial order via section 51 of The Municipalities Act if the community has:
- been an organized hamlet for three or more years;
- a population of 100 or more;
- 50 or more dwellings or businesses; and
- a taxable assessment base that meets a prescribed minimum.
Saskatchewan has 264 villages that had a cumulative population of 43,140 and an average population of 163 in the 2011 Census. Saskatchewan's largest village is Caronport with a population of 1,068, while both Ruthilda and Shackleton are the province's smallest villages with populations of 10 each.
A village council may request the Minister of Municipal Affairs to change its status to a town if the village has a population of 500 or more.
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