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Saskatoon is divided into east and west sides by the South Saskatchewan River.

It is then divided into Suburban Development Areas (SDA) which are composed of neighbourhoods.

The Conference Board again predicted the city would rate first for economic increase in 2012, showing a growth rate of 4.2%.

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Saskatoon is named after the berry of the same name, which is native to the region, and is itself derived from the Cree .

The city has a significant Indigenous population and several urban Reserves.

Saskatoon is also the new home of BHP Billiton's Diamonds and Specialty Products business unit.

Nearly two-thirds of the world's recoverable potash reserves are in the Saskatoon region.

From left to right: central Saskatoon featuring the South Saskatchewan River and three of its bridges; the Delta Bessborough hotel; the Saskatoon Fireworks Festival; Broadway Avenue; Wanuskewin Heritage Park; the University of Saskatchewan; the Saskatoon berry; Saskatoon skyline featuring the Broadway Bridge in foreground) is the largest city in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.

Straddling a bend in the South Saskatchewan River and along the Trans-Canada Yellowhead Highway, it has served as the region's cultural and economic hub since it was founded in 1882 as a Temperance colony.

The lowest point in the city is the river, while the highest point is disputed between the suburb of Sutherland in the east side and the Silverwood-River Heights areas in the city's north end.

Saskatoon, on a cross-section from west to east, has a general decline in elevation above sea level heading towards the river, and on the east bank of the river, the terrain is mostly level until outside the city, where it begins to decrease in elevation again.

In 1955 Montgomery Place and in 1956 the neighbouring town of Sutherland were annexed by the fast-growing City of Saskatoon.

The world's largest publicly traded uranium company, Cameco, and the world's largest potash producer, Potash Corp, have corporate headquarters in Saskatoon.

A town charter for the west side of the river was obtained in 1903 (Nutana became a village in that year).

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