The Rural Municipality of Wheatlands No. 163 (2016 population: 149) 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 Wheatlands No. 163 incorporated as a rural municipality on December 13, 1909.
In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the RM of Wheatlands No. 163 recorded a population of 149 living in 69 of its 71 total private dwellings, a 0% change from its 2011 population of 149. With a land area of 827.4 km2 (319.5 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 Wheatlands No. 163 recorded a population of 149, a -9.1% change from its 2006 population of 164. With a land area of 827.4 km2 (319.5 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.2/km2 (0.5/sq mi) in 2011.
The Coteau Hills in the RM taper off to agricultural plains. The burrowing owl (athene cunicularia), an endangered animal, makes its home in this area.
Communities and localities
The following unincorporated communities are within the RM.
The RM of Wheatlands No. 163 is governed by an elected municipal council and an appointed administrator that meets on the second Wednesday of every month. The reeve of the RM is Andy Bossence while its administrator is Julie Gerbrandt. The RM's office is located in Mortlach.