The Rural Municipality of Happyland No. 231 (2016 population: 249) is a rural municipality (RM) in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan within Census Division No. 8 and SARM Division No. 3. Located in the southwest portion of the province, it is adjacent to the Alberta boundary and south of the South Saskatchewan River.
The RM of Happyland No. 231 incorporated as a rural municipality on January 1, 1913. It was originally named the RM of Prussia No. 231 but its name was changed sometime during 1917, at the height of the First World War and anti-German sentiment in Saskatchewan.
Communities and localities
The following urban municipalities are surrounded by the RM.
PrelateThe following unincorporated communities are within the RM.
In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the RM of Happyland No. 231 recorded a population of 249 living in 101 of its 113 total private dwellings, a -12.3% change from its 2011 population of 284. With a land area of 1,259 km2 (486 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.2/km2 (0.5/sq mi) in 2016.In the 2011 Census of Population, the RM of Happyland No. 231 recorded a population of 284, a -4.4% change from its 2006 population of 297. With a land area of 1,259 km2 (486 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.2/km2 (0.6/sq mi) in 2011.
The RM of Happyland No. 231 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 Timothy Geiger while its administrator is Kim Lacelle. The RM's office is located in Leader.
RailGreat Sandhills Railway (a Leader-to-Swift Current branch line)RoadsHighway 21—serves Leader, Liebenthal
Highway 32—serves Leader, Prelate
Highway 321—serves Liebenthal