The Rural Municipality of Chaplin No. 164 (2016 population: 113) is a rural municipality (RM) in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan within Census Division No. 7 and SARM Division No. 2. It is located in the southwest portion of the province.
The RM of Chaplin No. 164 incorporated as a rural municipality on January 1, 1913.
Chaplin Lake, a large saline lake, is located in the RM.
Communities and localities
In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the RM of Chaplin No. 164 recorded a population of 113 living in 45 of its 51 total private dwellings, a -23.1% change from its 2011 population of 147. With a land area of 802.74 km2 (309.94 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.1/km2 (0.4/sq mi) in 2016.In the 2011 Census of Population, the RM of Chaplin No. 164 recorded a population of 147, a 6.5% change from its 2006 population of 138. With a land area of 802.74 km2 (309.94 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.2/km2 (0.5/sq mi) in 2011.
The production of sodium sulphate is a major industry combined with grain and livestock agriculture.
The RM of Chaplin No. 164 is governed by an elected municipal council and an appointed administrator that meets on the second Tuesday of every month. The reeve of the RM is Duane Doell while its administrator is Faye Campbell. The RM's office is located in Chaplin.