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Facts on Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan is part of the western provinces and is located in the heart of North America. The province of Manitoba to the east and Alberta to the west. To the south it borders the American states of Montana and North Dakota. To the north are Canada's Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
Residents primarily live in the southern half of the province. Saskatchewan is culturally diverse, with people of Aboriginal, European, Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, Scandinavian and British heritage.

Date Saskatchewan Entered Confederation

September 1, 1905

Area of Saskatchewan

651,036 sq. km (251,366 sq. miles) (Natural Resources Canada, 2001)


Saskatchewan contains two major natural regions: the Canadian Shield in the north and the Interior Plains in the south. Northern Saskatchewan is mostly covered by boreal forest except for the Lake Athabasca Sand Dunes, the largest active sand dunes in the world north of 58, and adjacent to the southern shore of Lake Athabasca. Southern Saskatchewan contains another area with sand dunes known as the "Great Sand Hills" covering over 300 square kilometres (120 sq mi). The Cypress Hills, located in the southwestern corner of Saskatchewan and Killdeer Badlands (Grasslands National Park), are areas of the province that remained unglaciated during the last glaciation period. (wikipedia)

Capital City of Saskatchewan

Regina, Saskatchewan

Population of Saskatchewan

1,033,381 (Statistics Canada, 2011 Census)

Residents are known as

Could be called Saskatchewanians or Saskatchewanites

Aboriginal Peoples in Saskatchewan

There are 70 First Nations in Saskatchewan, 61 of which are affiliated to one of the nine Saskatchewan Tribal Councils. The total Registered Indian population of Saskatchewan First Nations as of February 28, 2009 is 129,138. The five linguistic groups of First Nations in Saskatchewan are Cree, Dakota, Dene (Chipewyan), Nakota (Assniboine) and Saulteaux. Find more information at Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada

Main Saskatchewan Industries

Agriculture, mining and energy

Time Zone

Central Standard Time (CST) year-round


Saskatchewan receives more hours of sunshine than any other Canadian province. Being far away from any significant body of water, one can expect a warm summer version of humid continental climate in the central and most of the eastern part of the province. It dries off to a semi-arid steppe climate in the southern and southwestern part of the province. The northern parts of Saskatchewan have a subarctic climate.
Summers can get very hot (32 degrees celcius). Warm southern winds blow from the United States during much of July and August. Winters can be bitterly cold, with high temperatures not breaking -17 C (1 F) for weeks at a time. Warm chinook winds often blow from the west, bringing periods of mild weather. Annual precipitation averages 30 to 45 centimetres (12 to 18 inches) across the province, with the bulk of rain falling in June, July, and August. Go to the Weather Channel for local reports.

Saskatchewan Statutory Holidays (in addition to National Holidays)

Family Day - third Monday in February


Tourism Saskatchewan

Just some facts- FYI (for your information)

  • Saskatchewan is home to Canada's only training academy for Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) recruits, located in Regina. Learn more about the RCMP
  • The North Saskatchewan, South Saskatchewan, Assiniboine, Churchill Rivers all flow into Hudson Bay
  • The city of Estevan in southeast Saskatchewan is Canada's sunshine capital, averaging 2,540 sunshine-filled hours each year
  • One half the province is covered by forest, one-third by farmland and one-eighth by fresh water
  • Saskatchewan produces over 54% of the wheat grown in Canada.
  • Saskatchewan has over 250,000 kilometres (150,000 mi) of roads and highways, the highest amount of road surface of any Canadian province


Saskatchewan - Fun & Interesting Facts

Multicultural Kid Blog - 10 Fun Facts on Saskatchewan

CanadaVisa - About Saskatchewan

map of Saskatchewan

credit: The Atlas of Canada (Natural Resources Canada)


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