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Downtown Saskatoon
Downtown Saskatoon
Nickname(s): S'toon, The City of Bridges, The Hub City, Toontown, POW City, Paris of the Prairies[1]
Motto(s): "Commerce Industry Education"
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Establishment 1883
Incorporation 1906
 • Mayor Don Atchison
 • Governing body Saskatoon City Council
 • MP
 • MLAs
 • City 170.8 km2 (65.9 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 481.5 m (1,579.7 ft)
Population (2011)[3]
 • City 222,189
 • Density 1,060.3/km2 (2,746/sq mi)
 • Metro 260,600
Demonym(s) Saskatonian
Time zone CST (UTC−6)
Area code(s) 306
GDP per capita C$26,551 (est. 2005)
Median income per household C$68,300 (2006)
Pronunciation /ˌsæskəˈtn/

Saskatoon is a city in Saskatchewan, Canada. Saskatoon is the biggest city in Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, though, is not the capital of Saskatchewan. Regina is the capital of Saskatchewan. The South Saskatchewan River flows through the centre of the city and many people enjoy boating, biking and walking in this area. The University of Saskatchewan is also in Saskatoon.

The name Saskatoon [in Creesâskwatôn, "Saskatoon"] comes from the Cree inanimate noun misâskwatômina "saskatoon berries", which refers to the sweet, violet-coloured berry that grows in the area.

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