Togo, Saskatchewan

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Togo (2016 population: 86) is a village in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan within the Rural Municipality of Cote No. 271 and Census Division No. 9. It is 800 metres (12 mile) west of the Manitoba border and approximately 72 km (45 mi) northeast of the City of Yorkton.

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In 1906 the Russo-Japanese war was being waged and two names stood out, Admiral Togo of the Japanese fleet and Admiral Makaroff of Russia. In 1906 Pelly Siding was incorporated as a village and renamed Togo after the Japanese admiral, and the next community to the east on the CNR line (5 miles) was named Makaroff (Manitoba) in honour of the Russian admiral.

Despite the small population, Togo has a post office, Lutheran church, curling/skating rink, drop-in centre. Besides farming, local activities include fishing (see: Lake of the Prairies) or playing hockey. There used to be several grain elevators located just off the railway.

NHL player Ted Hampson is from the village. Reginald John Marsden Parker from Togo served as the Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan.

Togo station receives Via Rail service. In April 2013, a passenger train derailed near the village. [1] No one was injured. [2]

History

Togo incorporated as a village on September 4, 1906. [3]

This village was founded after the Japanese had won several victories in the war against Russia (Russo-Japanese War 1904–05). Britain was allied with Japan in this war and Japan was a very popular nation throughout the British Empire. Three towns in Saskatchewan along the CN line (Togo, Kuroki, Mikado), [4] a regional park (Oyama), [5] and CN Siding (Fukushiama) [6] were named in honour of Japanese achievements in this war.

Demographics

Population history
(1981–2016)
YearPop.±%
1981181    
1986176−2.8%
1991165−6.2%
1996 138−16.4%
2001 143+3.6%
2006 100−30.1%
2011 87−13.0%
2016 86−1.1%
Source: Statistics Canada via Saskatchewan Bureau of Statistics [7] [8]

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Togo recorded a population of 86 living in 45 of its 63 total private dwellings, a

In the 2011 Census of Population, the Village of Togo recorded a population of 87, a

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References

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  2. "Via Rail Train Derailment In Togo, Saskatchewan Due To Washed Out Tracks". Huffington Post. April 29, 2013. Retrieved 28 October 2013.
  3. "Urban Municipality Incorporations". Saskatchewan Ministry of Government Relations. Archived from the original on October 15, 2014. Retrieved June 1, 2020.
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Coordinates: 51°24′13″N101°35′04″W / 51.40361°N 101.58444°W / 51.40361; -101.58444