Rural municipality

A rural municipality, often abbreviated RM, is a type of municipal status in the Canadian provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan,[1] and Prince Edward Island.[2] In other provinces, such as Alberta and Nova Scotia, the term refers to municipal districts that are not explicitly urban, rather than being a distinct type of municipality.[3][4]

History

The Municipal Ordinance of 1883 was enacted by the then North-West Territories to provide services to a rural area and provide some means of municipal governing. Saskatchewan and Alberta became provinces in 1905. The Government of the North-West Territories issued Statute Labour Ordinance (1897) and sets of fire districts, statute labour and fire (SLF) districts or statute labour districts. Community residents could pay taxes or supply a couple days per quarter section labour constructing roads, bridges, fireguards instead of paying taxes. The prairie fire in the 19th century were devastating affairs. Fire districts were later called local improvement districts that were later reformed into rural municipalities.

In Saskatchewan, local improvement districts (1898) were the precursors of rural municipalities. Discontinuance of local improvement districts in favour of smaller rural municipalities began on December 13, 1909. Typically, a rural municipality consists of about nine townships, each six miles by six miles in area. Settled areas of denser populations could form urban municipalities such as villages, towns and cities. In northern Saskatchewan, the large Northern Local Improvement District was replaced by the Department of Northern Saskatchewan in 1972, and was not subdivided into smaller rural municipalities.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Interim List of Changes to Municipal Boundaries, Status, and Names: From January 2, 2012 to January 1, 2013" (PDF). Statistics Canada. pp. 6–7. Retrieved December 29, 2016.
  2. ^ "Municipal Government Act PEI" (PDF). Government of Prince Edward Island. December 23, 2017. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  3. ^ "Types of Municipalities in Alberta". Alberta Municipal Affairs. December 22, 2016. Retrieved December 29, 2016.
  4. ^ "The Establishment of Elective Rural Municipal Government in Nova Scotia" (PDF). Government of Nova Scotia: Department of Municipal Affairs. pp. 1, 2. Retrieved December 29, 2016.

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Gaunpalika

Gaunpalika or gaupalika (Nepali: गाउँपालिका, romanized: gāunpālikā| translation: Rural municipal) is the newly formed lower administrative division in Nepal. The Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development (Nepal) dissolved the existing village development committees and announced the establishment of this new local body. There are currently 460 rural municipalities .

List of rural municipalities in Saskatchewan

A rural municipality (RM) is a type of incorporated municipality in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. A rural municipality is created by the Minister of Municipal Relations by ministerial order via section 49 of The Municipalities Act.Saskatchewan has 296 rural municipalities, which are located in the central and southern portions of the province. They had a cumulative population of 174,585 and an average population of 590 in the 2011 Census. Saskatchewan's largest and smallest rural municipalities are the RM of Corman Park No. 344 and the RM of Glen McPherson No. 46 with populations of 8,354 and 73 respectively.

Rural Municipality of Bayne No. 371

Bayne No. 371 (2006 Population 505) is a rural municipality in north-central Saskatchewan, Canada encompassing 802.93 square kilometers in area. The rural municipality has within its boundaries the un-incorporated communities of Bremen, Sagehill, Dana, and Peterson, and Muskiki Springs. The rural municipality maintains its office in Bruno, Saskatchewan. The rural municipality in conjunction with the provincial government is in charge of maintenance of highways in its area. As well, the municipality provides policing, fire protection and municipal governance for the rural district, with a reeve as its administrator. The rural municipality was established on January 10, 1910 named after Deputy Minister, J. N. Bayne.Canadian Forces Station Dana was an NORAD Pinetree Line radar installation located within the Rural Municipality until it was disbanded in 1987.

Rural Municipality of Bratt's Lake No. 129

Bratt's Lake No. 129 (2006 Population 362 ) is a rural municipality in Saskatchewan, Canada encompassing 844.94 square kilometers in area. The rural municipality maintains its office in Wilcox, Saskatchewan. The rural municipality in conjunction with the provincial government is in charge of maintenance of highways in its area. As well, the municipality provides policing, fire protection and municipal governance for the rural district, with a reeve as its administrator.

Rural Municipality of Brock No. 64

Brock No. 64 (2006 Population 279) is a rural municipality in south-eastern Saskatchewan, Canada encompassing 740.91 square kilometers in area. The rural municipality maintains its office in Kisbey, Saskatchewan. The rural municipality in conjunction with the provincial government is in charge of maintenance of highways in its area. As well, the municipality provides policing, fire protection and municipal governance for the rural district, with a reeve as its administrator.

Rural Municipality of Corman Park No. 344

The Rural Municipality of Corman Park No. 344 is a rural municipality (RM) that surrounds the City of Saskatoon in central Saskatchewan, Canada. It was formed in 1970 through the amalgamation of three smaller RMs – the RM of Cory No. 344, the RM of Warman No. 374, and the RM of Park No. 375. The RM is bisected by the South Saskatchewan River while the North Saskatchewan River forms part of its northwest boundary. The RM works closely with the Meewasin Valley Authority to protect the South Saskatchewan River valley.The RM of Corman Park No. 344 is home to a Super Dual Auroral Radar Network radar site operated by the University of Saskatchewan.

Rural Municipality of Cupar No. 218

Cupar No. 218 (2006 Population 502 ) is a rural municipality in Saskatchewan, Canada encompassing 919.01 square kilometers in area. The rural municipality maintains its office in Cupar, Saskatchewan. The rural municipality in conjunction with the provincial government is in charge of maintenance of highways in its area. As well, the municipality provides policing, fire protection and municipal governance for the rural district, with a reeve as its administrator.

Rural Municipality of Cymri No. 36

Cymri No. 36 (2006 Population 455) is a rural municipality in south-east Saskatchewan, Canada encompassing 832.36 square kilometers in area. The rural municipality maintains offices in the town of Midale, Saskatchewan. The rural municipality, in conjunction with the provincial government, is in charge of maintenance of highways in its area. The municipality also provides policing, fire protection, and municipal governance for the rural district, with a reeve as its administrator. The rural municipality includes the Mainprize Regional Park.

Rural Municipality of Dufferin No. 190

Dufferin No. 190 is a rural municipality in south-central Saskatchewan, Canada. It is located in Division 2.

Rural Municipality of Elmsthorpe No. 100

Elmsthorpe No. 100 (2006 Population 258) is a rural municipality in south-eastern Saskatchewan, Canada encompassing 843.12 square kilometers in area. The rural municipality maintains its office in Avonlea, Saskatchewan. The communities of Truax, Claybank are within the rural municipality. The rural municipality in conjunction with the provincial government is in charge of maintenance of highways in its area. As well, the municipality provides policing, fire protection and municipal governance for the rural district, with a reeve as its administrator. The Claybank Brick Plant (a national historic site) is located within the rural municipality. Agriculture is the major industry in the rural municipality.

Rural Municipality of Enfield No. 194

Enfield No. 194 (2006 Population 301) is a rural municipality in Saskatchewan, Canada encompassing 1,014.10 square kilometers in area. The rural municipality maintains its office in Central Butte, Saskatchewan. The rural municipality in conjunction with the provincial government is in charge of maintenance of highways in its area. As well, the municipality provides policing, fire protection and municipal governance for the rural district, with a reeve as its administrator.

Rural Municipality of Francis No. 127

Francis No. 127 (2006 Population 672 ) is a rural municipality in south-east Saskatchewan, Canada encompassing 1,106.80 square kilometers in area. The rural municipality has within its boundaries the villages of Odessa, Sedley, and Vibank. The rural municipality maintains its office in Francis, Saskatchewan. The rural municipality in conjunction with the provincial government is in charge of maintenance of highways in its area. As well, the municipality provides policing, fire protection and municipal governance for the rural district, with a reeve as its administrator.

Rural Municipality of Hazelwood No. 94

Hazelwood No. 94 (2006 Population 272) is a rural municipality in south-eastern Saskatchewan, Canada encompassing 780.68 square kilometers in area. The rural municipality maintains its office in Kipling, Saskatchewan. The rural municipality in conjunction with the provincial government is in charge of maintenance of highways in its area. As well, the municipality provides policing, fire protection and municipal governance for the rural district, with a reeve as its administrator. Moose Mountain Provincial Park is located within the rural municipality. Agriculture is the major industry in the rural municipality.

Rural Municipality of Huron No. 223

Huron No. 223 is a rural municipality in south-central Saskatchewan, Canada. It is located in Division No. 2.

Communities located with the geographical borders of this rural municipality include the self-governing village of Tugaske, which is technically not part of Huron No. 223.

Rural Municipality of Lipton No. 217

Lipton No. 217 (2006 Population 427) is a rural municipality in Saskatchewan, Canada encompassing 813.69 square kilometers in area. The rural municipality maintains its office in Lipton, Saskatchewan. The rural municipality in conjunction with the provincial government is in charge of maintenance of highways in its area. As well, the municipality provides policing, fire protection and municipal governance for the rural district, with a reeve as its administrator.

Rural Municipality of Longlaketon No. 219

Longlaketon No. 219 (2006 Population 899 ) is a rural municipality in Saskatchewan, Canada encompassing 1,024.61 square kilometers in area. The rural municipality maintains its office in Earl Grey, Saskatchewan. The rural municipality in conjunction with the provincial government is in charge of maintenance of highways in its area. As well, the municipality provides policing, fire protection and municipal governance for the rural district, with a reeve as its administrator.

Rural Municipality of North Qu'Appelle No. 187

North Qu'Appelle No. 187, Saskatchewan is a rural municipality in south eastern Saskatchewan. North Qu'Appelle No. 187 RM was formed on December 12, 1910.

Rural Municipality of Sarnia No. 221

Sarnia No. 221 is a rural municipality in south-central Saskatchewan, Canada located in Division 6.

Rural Municipality of Tullymet No. 216

Tullymet No. 216 (2006 Population 245) is a rural municipality in Saskatchewan, Canada encompassing 562.99 square kilometers in area. The rural municipality maintains its office in Melville, Saskatchewan. The rural municipality in conjunction with the provincial government is in charge of maintenance of highways in its area. As well, the municipality provides policing, fire protection and municipal governance for the rural district, with a reeve as its administrator.

Designations for types of administrative territorial entities

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