Rural Municipality of Wawken No. 93

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49°55'36"N
102°10'48"W
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 Canada
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The Rural Municipality of Wawken No. 93 (2016 population: 571) is a rural municipality (RM) in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan within Census Division No. 1 and SARM Division No. 1. It is located in the southeast portion of the province.

History

The RM of Wawken No. 93 incorporated as a rural municipality on January 1, 1913. Although possessing a sound inventory similar to many Saskatchewan place names of indigenous Algonquian origin, the name Wawken is in fact a portmanteau of Wawota and Kennedy, the RM's two main urban communities.

Geography

Communities and localities

The following urban municipalities are surrounded by the RM. TownsWawotaVillagesKennedy Kenosee LakeThe following unincorporated communities are within the RM. LocalitiesDumas Vandura

Demographics

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the RM of Wawken No. 93 recorded a population of 571 living in 250 of its 597 total private dwellings, a 2.1% change from its 2011 population of 559. With a land area of 766.57 km2 (295.97 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.7/km2 (1.9/sq mi) in 2016.In the 2011 Census of Population, the RM of Wawken No. 93 recorded a population of 559, a -8.1% change from its 2006 population of 608. With a land area of 766.57 km2 (295.97 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.7/km2 (1.9/sq mi) in 2011.

Economy

Agriculture plays an important role in the RM.

Attractions

The RM includes Kenosee Lake (located with Moose Mountain Provincial Park) and the Kenosee Superslides. The RM also includes the ghost town of Cannington Lake.

Government

The RM of Wawken No. 93 is governed by an elected municipal council and an appointed administrator that meets on the second Thursday of every month. The reeve of the RM is Dawn Cameron while its administrator is Katelyn Ethier. The RM's office is located in Wawota.
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