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Saskatchewan
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Capital City

Regina

Largest City

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Largest Metro Area

Saskatoon Metropolitan Area

Premier

Brad Wall

Area (km²)

651,900 km2

Population

1,033,381 (2011)

Official Language(s)

English
French

Saskatchewan is one of Canada's western provinces (with British Columbia, and Alberta), and one of the Prairie Provinces (with Alberta, and Manitoba).

History

Saskatchewan joined Canada as an official province in 1905, on September 1st, in the same year as Alberta. Saskatchewan was first inhabited by the Cree, Dakota, Assiniboine, Saulteaux, Dene, and Dakota. When the Europeans came to Canada, the French and First Nations mix was called Métis.

Sport

In November 2013 Saskatchewan Riders won the Grey Cup in Regina, beating the Hamilton (Ont.) Tiger-Cats.

Municipalities

Provinical Parks