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Battleford (băt´əlfərd, –fôrd´), town (1991 pop. 4,107), N central Sask., Canada, at the confluence of the Battle and North Saskatchewan rivers. Battleford is one of the oldest towns in the central part of the province. It served as the capital (1876–83) of the Northwest Territories and figured prominently in Riel's Rebellion of 1885.