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Laitin: Multis e Gentibus Vires
("Strength frae Mony Fowks")
Map o Canadae wi Saskatchewan heichlichtit
Map o Canadae wi Saskatchewan heichlichtit
Confederation1 September 1905 (Split frae NWT) (10t)
Lairgest ceetySaskatoon
Lairgest metroSaskatoon
 • TeepConstitutional monarchy
 • Lieutenant-GovrenorRussell Mirasty
 • PremierScott Moe (Saskatchewan Pairty)
LegislaturLegislative Assembly o Saskatchewan
Federal representation(in Canadian Pairlament)
Hoose seats14 o 338 (4.1%)
Senate seats6 o 105 (5.7%)
 • Total651900 km2 (251,700 sq mi)
 • Laund591670 km2 (228,450 sq mi)
 • Water59366 km2 (22,921 sq mi)  9.1%
Area rankRankit 7th
 6.5% o Canadae
 • Total1,033,381 [1]
 • RankRankit 6t
 • Density1.75/km2 (4.5/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Saskatchewanian, Saskatchewanese, Saskie, Saskatchewaner[2]
Offeecial leidsInglis an French (Inglis predominates)
 • Rank6t
 • Tot (2009)C$56.553 billion[3]
 • Per capitaC$45,718 (5t)
Time zoneUTC−6 (although geographically in UTC-7 so technically on daylicht savin time year roond) Lloydminster an vicinity: UTC−7 an does observe DST
Postal abbr.
Postal code prefixS
ISO 3166 codeCA-SK
FlouerWastren Red Lily
TreePaper Birch
BirdSharp-tailed Grouse
Rankins include aw provinces an territories

Saskatchewan (Inglis pronunciation: [səˈskæt͡ʃəwən], [səˈskæt͡ʃəˌwɑːn]) is a prairie province in Canadae, which haes an aurie o 588,276 square kilometre (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]

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  1. "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, 2011 and 2006 censuses". 8 Februar 2012. Archived frae the original on 26 December 2018. Retrieved 8 Februar 2012.
  2. Saskatchewanian is the prevalent demonym, and is used by the Government of Saskatchewan Archived 2011-08-07 at the Wayback Machine. According to the Oxford Guide to Canadian English Usage (ISBN 0-19-541619-8; p. 335), Saskatchewaner is also in use.
  3. "Statistics Canada Gross domestic product, expenditure-based, by province and territory". 4 November 2010. Archived frae the original on 20 Apryle 2008. Retrieved 23 Februar 2011.
  4. "Canada's population estimates: Table 2 Quarterly demographic estimates". Statistics Canada. 22 Juin 2011. Retrieved 22 Juin 2011.
  5. "Statistics Canada, Quarterly demographic estimates, 2009". 23 December 2009. Retrieved 23 Februar 2011.
  6. "Treaty Land Entitlement – The English River Story, Saskatchewan" Archived 2012-07-14 at the Wayback Machine, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, accessed November 25, 2011
  7. "Government of Canada". 18 September 2007. Archived frae the original on 4 Juin 2008. Retrieved 23 Februar 2011.