Saskatchewan

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Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Flag
Motto: LatinMultis e Gentibus Vires

("Strength from Many Peoples")

Saskatchewan highlighted in red.
Confederation September 1, 1905 (split from NWT) (10th)
Capital Regina
Largest city Saskatoon
Largest metro Saskatoon metropolitan area
Government
 • Type Constitutional monarchy
 • Lieutenant governor Vaughn Solomon Schofield
 • Premier Brad Wall (Saskatchewan Party)
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan
Federal representation (in Canadian Parliament)
House seats 14 of 338 (4.1%)
Senate seats 6 of 105 (5.7%)
Area
 • Total 651,900 km2(251,700 sq mi)
 • Land 591,670 km2(228,450 sq mi)
 • Water 59,366 km2(22,921 sq mi)  9.1%
Area rank Ranked 7th
  6.5% of Canada
Population (2016)
 • Total 1,098,352 
 • Estimate (2016 Q1) 1,142,570 
 • Rank Ranked 6th
 • Density 1.9/km2 (5/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Saskatchewanian (official), also Saskatchewanite
Official languages English
GDP
 • Rank 5th
 • Total (2015) C$79.415 billion
 • Per capita C$70,138 (4th)
Time zone CentralUTC−6, year-round in most areas

MountainUTC-7/-6, Lloydminster and nearby areas

Postal abbr. SK
Postal code prefix S
ISO 3166 code CA-SK
Flower Western red lily
Tree Paper birch
Bird Sharp-tailed grouse
Website www.saskatchewan.ca
Rankings include all provinces and territories
Grain elevator in Baring

Saskatchewan is a province of Canada. About 1 million people live in Saskatchewan. Most of its population lives in the southern part of the province. The primary industry in Saskatchewan is agriculture (farming).

Saskatchewan is known for its wide horizons. The land is very flat in the south, so you can sometimes see far away. Not all the land is flat prairie. There are beautiful scenic woodlands and forests in the central and northern regions and parklands with lakes for fishing. The province is marked by the North and South Saskatchewan rivers that run through it. The province is nicknamed The Land of Living Skies.

The largest city in Saskatchewan is Saskatoon, followed by the province's capital, Regina. Saskatchewan is (approximately) a quadrilateral (four-sided object) bounded on the west by Alberta, on the north by the Northwest Territories, on the east by Manitoba, and on the south by the American states of Montana and North Dakota.

Saskatchewan was founded on September 1, 1905, the same date that Alberta was founded. The province's colors are gold, red, green, white, brown, yellow, and black. Gold for the wheat, red for the Prairie Lily which is the provincial flower, green for the forests, white for the snow, brown for the fresh cut fields, yellow for the canola and sunflowers, and black for the coal and oil.