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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Saskatoon (2001 population 196,811 Saskatonians, metropolitan population 225,927) is a city located in central Saskatchewan, Canada, on the South Saskatchewan River.

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Known as the "City of Bridges" for its seven river crossings, Saskatoon is the largest city in the province. The city is also home to the University of Saskatchewan.

Tourist attractions in the city include the University of Saskatchewan campus, located along the eastern bank of the South Saskatchewan River and spanning 7.55 kmē. Construction on the university's campus began in 1909, and all of the original limestone facade buildings remain today. The university has a yearly attendance of roughly 16,000 students.

The world's largest publicly traded uranium company, Cameco, has its headquarters in Saskatoon.

The first permanent settlement of Saskatoon occurred in 1883 when Toronto Methodists, wanting to escape the liquor trade in that city, decided to set up a "dry" community in the rapidly-growing Prairie region. In 1906 Saskatoon became a city.

Saskatoon has 78 elementary schools and 10 high schools, serving about 37,000 students. Saskatoon has two school boards, The Saskatoon Public School Division and the Saskatoon Catholic School Division.

Saskatoon hosts many festivals and events in the summer, including the Jazz Festival, the children's festival, the Saskatoon International Fringe Festival (alternative Theatre), Folk Fest (cultural festival) and the Canada Remembers Airshow.

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North: Corman Park No. 34
West: Corman Park No. 34 Saskatoon East: Corman Park No. 34
South: Corman Park No. 34