Saskatoon is a city in Saskatchewan, Canada. Saskatoon is the biggest city in Saskatchewan. Saskatoon, though, is not the capital of Saskatchewan. Regina is the capital of Saskatchewan. The South Saskatchewan River flows through the centre of the city and many people enjoy boating, biking and walking in this area. The University of Saskatchewan is also in Saskatoon.
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|• Mayor||Don Atchison|
|• Governing body||Saskatoon City Council|
|• City||170.8 km2 (65.9 sq mi)|
|Elevation||481.5 m (1,579.7 ft)|
|• Density||1,060.3/km2 (2,746/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (CST)|
|GDP per capita||C$26,551 (est. 2005)|
|Median income per household||C$68,300 (2006)|
The name Saskatoon [in Cree: sâskwatôn, "Saskatoon"] comes from the Cree inanimate noun misâskwatômina "saskatoon berries", which refers to the sweet, violet-coloured berry that grows in the area.
- Edmonton Journal, "Paris of the Prairies", April 30, 2007
- "Quick Facts". City of Saskatoon. Retrieved 2010-11-10.
- "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011". 2.statcan.ca. 2008-11-05. Retrieved 2012-02-08.