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Regina, Saskatchewan

capital and the 2nd-largest city of Saskatchewan, Canada; originally named Wascana (“Buffalo Bones” in Cree); in 1882 selected as the seat of government of the Northwest Territories and renamed Regina (“Queen” in Latin) to honor Queen Victoria

Regina is the capital and second largest city of Saskatchewan, Canada. It is in the eastern prairie region of Western Canada. It is nicknamed "The Queen City" because it was named after Queen Victoria, i.e. Victoria Regina, in 1882, by her daughter Princess Louise, who was the wife of the then-Governor General the Marquess of Lorne.[1]

Regina
City
Flag of Regina
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Nickname(s): 
The Queen City
Motto(s): 
Floreat Regina
("Let Regina/the Queen Flourish")
CountryCanada
ProvinceSaskatchewan
DistrictMunicipality of Sherwood
Established1882
Government
 • City MayorMichael Fougre
 • Governing bodyRegina City Council
 • MPs
 • MLAs
Area
 • City145.5 km2 (56.2 sq mi)
 • Metro
3,408.26 km2 (1,315.94 sq mi)
Elevation
577 m (1,893 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • City193,100 (Ranked 24th)
 • Density1,327.6/km2 (3,438.4/sq mi)
 • Metro
210,556
 • Metro density61.8/km2 (160.1/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central (CST))
Area code(s)306
NTS Map072I07
GNBC CodeHAIMP
Websitehttp://www.regina.ca/

Regina was also previously the seat of government for the North-West Territories, which were once formed part of today's Saskatchewan and Alberta provinces, and also of the District of Assiniboia. Regina is expected to enter a new period of strong economic growth due to Saskatchewan's agricultural and mineral resources coming into new demand.[2]

The Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League are the only professional sports team in Regina. They play their home games in Regina at Mosaic Stadium. Regina also has the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League and the University of Regina's Regina Cougars/Regina Rams of the CIS.

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