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Fredericton had a population of 56,224 in the 2011 census. The city is the capital of the Canadian province of New Brunswick and is situated in the west-central portion of the province along the Saint John River. Fredericton has a mayor-council and non-partisan form of government with the mayor and council serving fixed four-year terms. The city is divided into twelve wards, six on each side of the Saint John River, with each ward electing one councillor. The Boyce Farmers Market, open on Saturday mornings, is a place where municipal, provincial and federal politicians frequently visit to mingle with the electorate, and this has evolved into a political tradition. Fredericton has two degree-granting universities: University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University. Fredericton hosts several major research centers dealing with policy development, agriculture, forestry, and engineering. These research institutions are connected to the city’s two universities as well as the provincial and federal government. The city’s growing IT sector has been the basis for new research on IT and computer programming development including the October 2002 opening of the National Research Council of Canada Institute for Information Technology e-Business facility, located on the University of New Brunswick campus.