In the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, a village can incorporate as a town once it reaches a population of at least 500. Once a town reaches a population of 5000, it may choose to apply for a change in status and become a city, though not all towns do so.
There are 147 official towns in Saskatchewan. Some of the largest, by population, include Warman, Nipawin, Tisdale, La Ronge, and Esterhazy. All links below are to the Google map of that particular town.
Warman, 12 miles from Saskatoon, provides a convenient home location for commuters who work in that city. It is officially Saskatchewan’s largest town, with a population of over 7000. It will officially become a city in October 2012.
Nipawin lies between two lakes in northeast Saskatchewan and is particularly known for diamond mining. Snowmobiles and curling are popular pastimes there, and it is also known for one of the best golf courses in Saskatchewan.
Tisdale, in northeastern Saskatchewan, is especially known for its agriculture. The area is a major grain centre, especially because it is located near both major highways and railroads. It is also a major producer of honey.
La Ronge lies in northern Saskatchewan on the shores of the Lake from which the town gets its name. Its location makes it an important hub for industrial and government transportation. A number of First Nations lands surround La Ronge, which is also a popular fishing destination with tourists.
Esterhazy is located in southeastern Saskatchewan. It has a history of significant European settlement and its flour mill is a national historic site. It is largely a mining area.