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saskatchewan


noun

  1. a province in W Canada. 251,700 sq. mi. (651,900 sq. km). Capital: Regina.
  2. a river in SW Canada, flowing E to Lake Winnipeg: formed by the junction of the North Saskatchewan and South Saskatchewan rivers. 1205 miles (1940 km) long.

noun

  1. a province of W Canada: consists of part of the Canadian Shield in the north and open prairie in the south; economy based chiefly on agriculture and mineral resources. Capital: Regina. Pop: 995 391 (2004 est). Area: 651 900 sq km (251 700 sq miles)Abbreviation: Sask, SK
  2. a river in W Canada, formed by the confluence of the North and South Saskatchewan Rivers: flows east to Lake Winnipeg. Length: 596 km (370 miles)

Canadian province, named for the river running through it, from Cree kis-si-ska-tches-wani-sipi “rapid flowing river.” Province in west-central Canada, bordered to the north by the Northwest Territories, to the east by Manitoba, to the south by North Dakota and Montana, and to the west by Alberta. Its capital and largest city is Regina.

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