Elbow, Saskatchewan

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Location
51°08'38"N
106°33'32"W
Country
 Canada
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Description

Elbow (2016 population: 337) is a village in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan within the Rural Municipality of Loreburn No. 254 and Census Division No. 11. Elbow was founded in 1909, near what is now Lake Diefenbaker. It is 8 km northwest of Mistusinne, 10 km northwest of Douglas Provincial Park and 16 km southeast of Loreburn. The village got its name from its position on the elbow of the South Saskatchewan River. The village contains a marina for boat storage and house boat rental, a golf course, a boat dealership and two restaurants. There is also a sod house, (which is used for a museum) and a library.

History

Elbow incorporated as a village on April 6, 1909.

Demographics

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Elbow recorded a population of 337 living in 163 of its 243 total private dwellings, a 6.8% change from its 2011 population of 314. With a land area of 3.92 km2 (1.51 sq mi), it had a population density of 86.0/km2 (222.7/sq mi) in 2016.In the 2011 Census of Population, the Village of Elbow recorded a population of 314, a 6.8% change from its 2006 population of 294. With a land area of 3.92 km2 (1.51 sq mi), it had a population density of 80.1/km2 (207.5/sq mi) in 2011.

Climate

Elbow experiences a Humid continental climate (Dfb). The highest temperature ever recorded in Elbow was 43.3 °C (110 °F) on 24 June 1941. The coldest temperature ever recorded was −43.3 °C (−46 °F) on 25 January 1972.
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