Rural Municipality of Hillsborough No. 132

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50°10'32"N
105°51'09"W
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The Rural Municipality of Hillsborough No. 132 (2016 population: 101) is a rural municipality (RM) in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan within Census Division No. 7 and SARM Division No. 2. At 445.25 square kilometres in area, it is the smallest rural municipality in Saskatchewan.

History

The RM of Hillsborough No. 132 incorporated as a rural municipality on January 1, 1913. True to the name, much of its landmass is occupied by rolling pasture land, as well as Old Wives Lake. Because of this, it has often historically been Saskatchewan's least populated rural municipality. Its count of 101 current inhabitants exceeds only Glen McPherson No. 46, which has 72.

Geography

Communities and localities

The following unincorporated communities are within the RM. LocalitiesLillestrom Old Wives Orland

Demographics

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the RM of Hillsborough No. 132 recorded a population of 101 living in 38 of its 54 total private dwellings, a -11.4% change from its 2011 population of 114. With a land area of 445.25 km2 (171.91 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.2/km2 (0.6/sq mi) in 2016.In the 2011 Census of Population, the RM of Hillsborough No. 132 recorded a population of 114, a -6.6% change from its 2006 population of 122. With a land area of 445.25 km2 (171.91 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.3/km2 (0.7/sq mi) in 2011.

Government

The RM of Hillsborough No. 132 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 Don Tremblay while its administrator is Charlene Loos. The RM's office is located in Moose Jaw.
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