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Saskatchewan Facts


Saskatchewan Grain Elevator

Saskatchewan Grain Elevator

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Updated: 2/8/12

About the Province of Saskatchewan:

The prairie province of Saskatchewan produces more than half of the wheat grown in Canada. Saskatchewan is the birthplace of Canadian medicare and home of the RCMP training academy.

Location of Saskatchewan:

Area of Saksatchewan:

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

Population of Saskatchewan:

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

Capital of Saskatchewan:

Date Saskatchewan Entered Confederation:

September 1, 1905

Government of Saskatchewan:

Saskatchewan Party

Last Saskatchewan Provincial Election:

November 7, 2011

Premier of Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall

Main Saskatchewan Industries:

Agriculture, services, mining

See Also:
Canadian Provinces and Territories - Key Facts

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