Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan
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Confederation
September 1, 1905 (split from NWT) (10th)
Capital Regina
Largest city Saskatoon
Largest metro Saskatoon metropolitan area
Government
 • Type Constitutional monarchy
 • Lieutenant governor Vaughn Solomon Schofield
 • Premier Saskatchewan Party)
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan
Federal representation (in Canadian Parliament)
House seats 14 of 338 (4.1%)
6 of 105 (5.7%)
Area
 • 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
Population (2016)
 • Total 1,098,352
 • Estimate (2017 Q1) 1,158,339
 • Rank Ranked 6th
 • Density 1.9/km2 (5/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Saskatchewanian (official), also Saskatchewanite
Official languages English
GDP
 •  5th
 • Total (2015) C$79.415 billion
 • Per capita C$70,138 (4th)
Time zone Central: UTC−6, year-round in most areas
Mountain: UTC-7/-6, Lloydminster and nearby areas
Postal abbr. SK
Postal code prefix S
ISO 3166 code CA-SK
Flower Western red lily
Tree Paper birch
Bird Sharp-tailed grouse
Website www.saskatchewan.ca