Richmound

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Location
50°26'45"N
109°45'46"W
Country
 Canada
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Richmound (2016 population: 147) is a village in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan within the Rural Municipality of Enterprise No. 142 and Census Division No. 8. It is approximately 80 km (50 mi) northeast of Medicine Hat, Alberta. The economy is driven in large part by the oil and gas sector as well as agriculture. The area was originally settled by Germans, mostly Catholics from South Russia. The village has a community hall, church, skating arena, curling rink, ball diamonds, stores, and a hotel. The K-12 School was closed in 2008, and the students are now bussed to a neighbouring village. Local lore states that Richmond, British Columbia is actually named after Richmound. It is said that the founding fathers of Richmond BC simply forgot to add the 'U' in a classic (and historical) spelling error.

History

Richmound incorporated as a village on May 5, 1947.

Demographics

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Richmound recorded a population of 147 living in 66 of its 78 total private dwellings, a -4.8% change from its 2011 population of 154. With a land area of 0.47 km2 (0.18 sq mi), it had a population density of 312.8/km2 (810.1/sq mi) in 2016.In the 2011 Census of Population, the Village of Richmound recorded a population of 154, a -3.1% change from its 2006 population of 159. With a land area of 0.47 km2 (0.18 sq mi), it had a population density of 327.7/km2 (848.6/sq mi) in 2011.
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