Moose Jaw is a city in south-central Saskatchewan, Canada, on the Moose Jaw River.It is situated on the Trans-Canada Highway, 77 km (48 mi) west of Regina. The city is surrounded by the Rural Municipality of Moose Jaw No. Moose Jaw is an industrial centre and important railway junction for the area's agricultural produce.The rural governing body around Moose Jaw is Moose Jaw No.

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A dam was built on the river in 1883 to create a year-round water supply.

Marked on a map as Moose Jaw Bone Creek in an 1857 survey by surveyor John Palliser, two theories exist as to how the city got its name.

Meat-processing plants, salt, potash, urea fertilizer, anhydrous ammonia and ethanol producers abound in this area with easy transport access to the Trans–Canada Highway.

The Town 'N' Country Mall is the only indoor shopping centre in Moose Jaw.

Settlement began there in 1882 and the city was incorporated in 1903.

The railways played an important role in the early development of Moose Jaw, with the city having both a Canadian Pacific Railway Station and a Canadian National Railway Station.

Large capacity concrete grain terminals are replacing the smaller grain elevators which were numerous along the highway, sentinels of most communities along the route.

Improved technology for harvest, transport and road construction have made the large inland terminals more viable economically.

The first is it comes from the Plains Cree name moscâstani-sîpiy meaning "a warm place by the river", indicative of the protection from the weather the Coteau range provides to the river valley containing the city and also the Plains Cree word moose gaw, meaning warm breezes.

The other is on the map of the city, the Moose Jaw River is shaped like a moose's jaw.

The confluence of the Moose Jaw River and Thunder Creek was chosen and registered in 1881 as a site for a division point for the Canadian Pacific Railway, whose construction was significant in the Confederation of Canada.