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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

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

Known as the "City of Bridges" for their 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 755 hectares. 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 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.

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