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Govan, Saskatchewan

Govan
Govan is located in Saskatchewan
Govan
Govan
Location of Govan in Saskatchewan
Govan is located in Canada
Govan
Govan
Govan (Canada)
Coordinates: 51°18′40″N 104°59′42″W / 51.311°N 104.995°W / 51.311; -104.995
CountryCanada
ProvinceSaskatchewan
Census divisionNo. 11
Rural MunicipalityLast Mountain Valley
Post office Founded1906-06-01
Government
 • MayorWesley Pearce
 • AdministratorKelly Holbrook
 • Governing bodyGovan Town Council
Area
 • Total1.35 km2 (0.52 sq mi)
Population
 (2021)[1]
 • Total200
 • Density159.7/km2 (414/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
Postal code
S0G 1Z0
Area code306
HighwaysHighway 20
WebsiteOfficial website
[2][3]

Govan /ˈɡɒvən/ is a town in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada located 111 kilometres north of Regina on Highway 20. In 2011 the town had 216 residents.

History

The first settlers made their homes along the shores of Long Lake (now known as Last Mountain Lake), at places close to McKillops's Landing, Arlington Beach, and Taylorboro. The original settlers used the waters of Last Mountain Lake, which is 93 kilometres long, as a means of transportation. Supplies for the farmers were brought north up the lake and grain was taken down the lake in boats, then stored in elevators at the East End. This lake transportation system was abandoned when the early extension of the Canadian Pacific Railway Kirkella branch from Bulyea to Lanigan and on to Saskatoon was built, opening up more of the country to the settlers.

The first house to be built within a five-mile radius of Govan was erected in 1903 by Oscar Landstrom, on the southeast quarter of Section 32, Township 27, Range 22 west of the second meridian.

Some of the settlers came north from Craven, through Bulyea and Strasbourg districts. Others came up the waters on Long Lake.

Demographics

In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Govan had a population of 200 living in 102 of its 122 total private dwellings, a change of 3.1% from its 2016 population of 194. With a land area of 1.27 km2 (0.49 sq mi), it had a population density of 157.5/km2 (407.9/sq mi) in 2021.[4]

Sports

A men's senior ice hockey team from Govan was one of five founding teams in 1965 of the Highway Hockey League in central Saskatchewan.[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ "2021 Community Profiles". Statistics Canada. Government of Canada. Archived from the original on 2019-01-06. Retrieved 2014-08-21.
  2. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net. "Post Offices and Postmasters". Archived from the original on 2019-01-07. Retrieved 2014-08-21.
  3. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home. "Municipal Directory System". Archived from the original on 2016-01-15. Retrieved 2014-08-21.
  4. ^ "Population and dwelling counts: Canada, provinces and territories, census divisions and census subdivisions (municipalities), Saskatchewan". Statistics Canada. February 9, 2022. Retrieved April 1, 2022.
  5. ^ "History Archive | Highway Hockey League".

51°18′40″N 104°59′42″W / 51.311°N 104.995°W / 51.311; -104.995

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