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Saskatchewan
Banner Coat o airms
Motto: Laitin: Multis e Gentibus Vires
("Strength frae Mony Fowks")
Caipital Regina
Lairgest ceety Saskatoon
Lairgest metro Saskatoon
Offeecial leids Inglis an French (Inglis predominates)
Demonym Saskatchewanian, Saskatchewanese, Saskie, Saskatchewaner[1]
Govrenment
Type Constitutional monarchy
Lieutenant-Govrenor Vaughn Solomon Schofield
Premier Brad Wall (Saskatchewan Pairty)
Legislatur Legislative Assembly o Saskatchewan
Federal representation In Canadian pairlament
Hoose seats 14 o 308 (4.5%)
Senate seats 6 o 105 (5.7%)
Confederation 1 September 1905 (Split frae NWT) (10t)
Aurie  Ranked 7th
Total 651,900 km2 (251,700 sq mi)
Laund 591,670 km2 (228,450 sq mi)
Watter (%) 59,366 km2 (22,921 sq mi) (9.1%)
Proportion o Canadae 6.5% o 9,984,670 km2
Population  Ranked 6t
Total (2011) 1,033,381 [2]
Densitie (2011) 1.75 /km2 (4.5 /sq mi)
GDP  Ranked 6t
Total (2009) C$56.553 billion[3]
Per caipita C$45,718 (5t)
Abbreviations
Postal SK
ISO 3166-2 CA-SK
Time zone UTC−6 (although geographically in UTC-7 so technically on daylicht savin time year roond) Lloydminster an vicinity: UTC−7 an does observe DST
Postal code prefix S
Flouer Wastren Red Lily
Tree Paper Birch
Bird Sharp-tailed Grouse
Wabsteid www.gov.sk.ca
Rankins include aw provinces an territories

Saskatchewan (Listeni/səˈskæɨwən/ or /səˈskæɨwɑːn/) is a prairie province in Canadae, which haes an aurie o 588,276 square kilometres (227,100 sq mi). Saskatchewan is bordered on the wast bi Alberta, on the north bi the Northwast Territories, on the east bi Manitoba, an on the sooth bi the U.S. states o Montana an North Dakota.

As o Aprile 2011, the population o Saskatchewan wis estimatit at 1,053,960.[4] Residents primarily live in the soothren hauf o the province. O the total population, 257,300 live in the province's lairgest ceety, Saskatoon, while 210,000 live in the provincial caipital, Regina. Ither major ceeties include Prince Albert, Moose Jaw, Yorkton, Swift Current an North Battleford.[5]

Saskatchewan wis first splorit by Europeans in 1690 an settled in 1774, haein an aa been inhabitit for thoosans o years bi various indigenous groups. It became a province in 1905. Saskatchewan's current premier is Brad Wall an its lieutenant-govrenor is Vaughn Solomon Schofield. Its major industries are agricultur, minin, an energy. "In 1992, the federal an provincial govrenments signed a historic land claim greement wi Saskatchewan First Naitions. Unner the greement, the First Nations received money tae buy land on the open mercat. As a result, aboot 761,000 acres hae been turned intae reserve land an mony First Naitions continue tae invest their settlement dollars in urban auries", includin Saskatoon.[6]

The province's name is derivit frae the Saskatchewan River. Earlier, the river wis designated kisiskāciwani-sīpiy ("swift flowin river") in the Cree leid.[7]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Saskatchewanian is the prevalent demonym, and is used by the Government of Saskatchewan. According to the Oxford Guide to Canadian English Usage (ISBN 0-19-541619-8; p. 335), Saskatchewaner is also in use.
  2. "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, 2011 and 2006 censuses". Statcan.gc.ca. February 8, 2012. Retrieved February 8, 2012. 
  3. "Statistics Canada Gross domestic product, expenditure-based, by province and territory". 0.statcan.ca. November 4, 2010. Retrieved February 23, 2011. 
  4. "Canada's population estimates: Table 2 Quarterly demographic estimates". Statistics Canada. June 22, 2011. Retrieved June 22, 2011. 
  5. "Statistics Canada, Quarterly demographic estimates, 2009". Statcan.gc.ca. December 23, 2009. Retrieved February 23, 2011. 
  6. "Treaty Land Entitlement – The English River Story, Saskatchewan", Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, accessed November 25, 2011
  7. "Government of Canada". Geonames.nrcan.gc.ca. September 18, 2007. Retrieved February 23, 2011.