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).
|Motto: Latin: Multis e Gentibus Vires
("Strength from Many Peoples")
|Confederation||September 1, 1905 (split from NWT) (10th)|
|Largest metro||Saskatoon metropolitan area|
|• 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%)|
|• 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|
|• Estimate (2016 Q1)||1,142,570|
|• Rank||Ranked 6th|
|• Density||1.9/km2 (5/sq mi)|
|Demonym(s)||Saskatchewanian (official), also Saskatchewanite|
|• Total (2015)||C$79.415 billion|
|• Per capita||C$70,138 (4th)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC−6, year-round in most areas|
|Postal code prefix||S|
|ISO 3166 code||CA-SK|
|Flower||Western red lily|
|Rankings include all provinces and territories|
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 and named after 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.