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Regina, the Capital city of Saskatchewan, is located in the southern portion of the province. The city is home to the largest legislative building in Canada and hosts the world renowned Royal Canadian Mounted Police Training Academy and RCMP Heritage Centre.

In the heart of the city you will find Wascana Centre - a 2300 acre urban park boasting a pristine view of the Saskachewan Legislature, marina, walking paths, bird watching venues, park area, tennis courts, picnic and bbq sites. The park also accommodates the Saskatchewan Science Centre and Kramer Imax Theatre, the Mackenzie Art Gallery and the Royal Saskatchewan Museum.

Aside from it's many attractions, Regina is also rich in resources as agriculture, tourism and oil and gas production fuel the economy. While Regina's economic base is diverse, it is also recognized as one of the most affordable places ot live, work and do busniess in western North America. 

 Regina is the sunniest capital city in Canada. The city is noted for it's clear, sunny days, recording an average of 2,365 sunshine hours each year. Summer is typically warm and dry with long sunny days. Summer nights are usually cool and comfortable.

Average Summer Temperature: 23 C. or 73 F.

Average Winter Temperature: -11 C. or 12 F.

Average Annual Snowfall: 116 cm or 46 inches

Average Annual Rainfall: 398 mm or 16 inches

Altitude: 577 metres or 1894 feet above sea level

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Welcome to Saskatchewan


 

 

 

Population:  1,015,985 (estimate as of 2008)

Cities: Estevan, Humboldt, Lloydminster, Melfort, Melville, Moose Jaw, North Battleford, Prince Albert, Regina, Saskatoon, Swift Current, Weyburn, Yorkton

Capital: Regina

Largest City: Saskatoon

Time Zone: Central Standard

Flower: Red Lily

Highest Elevation: Cypress Hills - 1392 m (4566 ft) above sea level

Major River Systems: The North Saskatchewan, South Saskatchewan, Assiniboine, Qu'Appelle, Churchill Rivers

Geography: Approx. 651,900 sq. kilometres (more than a quarter million sq. miles) in size. One half of the province is covered by forest, one third by farmland and one eight by fresh water.

Location: Saskatchewan is located in the heart of North America. To the east is the province of Manitoba and to the west is Alberta. To the south it borders the American states of Montana and North Dakota. To the north are Canada's Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

Economy: Except for a semiarid section in the southwest used for grazing and an area in the east and central portion given over to mixed farming and dairying, the land is devoted to the raising of hard wheat. Saskachewan produces two thirds of Canada's wheat. The vast expanses of unbroken plain are well suited to large scale mechanized farming. Oats, barley, rye, rapeseed, and flax are also grown through this region. Saskatchewan is rich in minerals. Oil and natural gas, uranium, copper, zinc, gold and coal are all important as is Potash . Most of the province's industries process raw materials.



 

 

*Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition, Copyright (c) 2003.

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