Saskatchewan is a province in Ontario that is located slightly west of the middle of the country and is the only province that has no natural border on any of its sides. It’s roughly 652,000 square kilometres, and 10% of it is made up of fresh water. The population of Saskatchewan is approximately 1.165 million people, and people live primarily in the southern half of the province, as the northern half is mostly forested and is populated very little.
The largest city in the province is Saskatoon; however, the capital of the province is the city of Regina. The University of Regina is a school famous for its Arts program, so it’s no wonder that this city has deep roots in the arts and culture scene. The Regina Symphony Orchestra is the oldest continuously performing orchestra, and multiple annual festivals happen in Regina including the Regina Folk Festival and the Cathedral Village Arts Festival. The average price of a home in Regina comes in at around $316,000. Regina is home to quite a sizeable Aboriginal population with almost 16,000 Aboriginal people residing there, and the entire community is approximately 193,000. Regina’s economy is predominately made up of natural gas, potash, kaolin, sodium sulphite and bentonite.
Saskatoon was named after a very popular berry that grows in that region of Saskatchewan with the same name, has a population of just over 323,000 people, and is divided into east and west sides thanks to the South Saskatchewan River. The climate in Saskatoon is typical for that area of the country, with shorter humid summers and longer frigid winters. The median age of the residents in Saskatoon is 35.5 years with 18% of the population being under the age of 15 and 13% of the population being over the age of 65.
Historically, Saskatchewan GDP has been compromised of farming and agriculture, but in more recent years the finance/insurance/real estate and leasing sectors have crept up, compromising 17.1% of the provincial GDP. Mining and petroleum come in second making up 13% of the GDP and agriculture, and farming makes up around 7% of the provincial GDP (with various other smaller sectors making up the rest of the GDP). Sports are a significant source of interest for the residents of Saskatchewan, with the province producing over 490 NHL players alone, and in 2015 Budweiser honoured Saskatchewan for the major amount of hockey players by putting a 12-foot tall ice figurine of a hockey player for the city of Regina.
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