Saskatchewan is one of the prairie provinces of Canada, with an area of 588,276 square kilometers.
As of the most recent count in December 2010, the population of was estimated to be about 1,049,701. The southern half of the province is home to the majority of the residents. Of all the people in Saskatchewan about, 257,300 live in the province’s biggest city, Saskatoon, while 210,000 reside in the provincial capital, Regina. Other major cities include Prince Albert, Yorkton, Moose Jaw, Swift Current and North Battleford.
Saskatchewan was explored in 1690 by Europeans but was not settled until 1774; before that, it was home to several tribes. It officially became a province in 1905. Saskatchewan’s major industries are agriculture, energy, and mining. The province got it’s name from the Saskatchewan River.