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|Town of Battleford|
|Nickname(s): The Battlefords|
Town of Battleford
|Rural Municipality||Battle River|
|Post office Founded||N/A|
|- Mayor||Chris Odishaw|
|- Town Manager||Sheryl Ballendine|
|- Governing body||Battleford Town Council|
|- Total||23.33 km2 (9 sq mi)|
|- Density||157.9/km2 (409/sq mi)|
|- National Population Rank (Out of 5,008)||867|
|Postal code||S0M 0E0|
Battleford (2006 Population 3,685) is a town located across the North Saskatchewan River from North Battleford, in Saskatchewan, Canada. The town was founded in 1875 as a fur trading post and NWMP (Northwest Mounted Police, now Royal Canadian Mounted Police). Between 1876 and 1883, Battleford was the territorial capital of the Northwest Territories (now Alberta, Saskatchewan, Nunavut, northern Quebec, northern Ontario and the Northwest Territories) and the NWMP fort  (Fort Battleford) located there played an important role in the 1885 Northwest Rebellion. The Fred Light Museum is a Municipal Heritage Property (c. 1911) on the Canadian Register of Historic Places. 
Government House, the seat of government of the NWT from 1876-1883, burned down on July 7, 2003.
Battleford and North Battleford are collectively referred to as The Battlefords by Saskatchewan residents. The local economy is fueled mainly by agriculture.
The 1973 western Alien Thunder was partially filmed here.
|Population:||3,685 (-3.5% from 2001)|
|Land area:||23.33 km2 (9.01 sq mi)|
|Population density:||157.9 inhabitants per square kilometre (409 /sq mi)|
|National population rank:||Ranked 867th out of 5,008|
|Median age:||37.8 (males: 37.4, females: 38.0)|
|Total private dwellings:||1,485|
|Dwellings occupied by permanent residents:||1,451|
|Median household income:||$42,188|
- Battleford Court House
- Fort Battleford
- List of communities in Saskatchewan
- List of towns in Saskatchewan
- ^ http://www.historicplaces.ca/visit-visite/affichage-display.aspx?id=6818 Canadian Register of Historic Places
- ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Statistics Canada. Government of Canada. 2009-02-24. http://www12.statcan.ca/census-recensement/2006/dp-pd/prof/92-591/index.cfm?Lang=E. Retrieved 9 March 2009.
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