Saskatoon

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Saskatoon
City
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"
CountryCanada
ProvinceSaskatchewan
Establishment1883
Incorporation1906
Government
 • MayorDon Atchison
 • Governing bodySaskatoon City Council
 • MP
 • MLAs
Area
 • City170.8 km2 (65.9 sq mi)
Elevation481.5 m (1,579.7 ft)
Population
(2011)[3]
 • City222,189
 • Density1,060.3/km2 (2,746/sq mi)
 • Metro
260,600
Demonym(s)Saskatonian
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
Area code(s)306
GDP per capitaC$26,551 (est. 2005)
Median income per householdC$68,300 (2006)
Pronunciation/ˌsæskəˈtn/
Websitewww.saskatoon.ca
Saskatoon

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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  1. Edmonton Journal, "Paris of the Prairies", April 30, 2007
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Quick Facts". City of Saskatoon. Retrieved 2010-11-10.
  3. "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011". 2.statcan.ca. 2008-11-05. Retrieved 2012-02-08.