It’s a prairie province in Canada, Saskatchewan is bordered on the west by the Province of Alberta, on the north by the Northwest Territories, on the east by Manitoba, and on the southby the U.S. states of Montana and North Dakota. As of July 2012, the population of Saskatchewan was estimated at 1,079,958. Its official language is English and French.
Saskatchewan was firstexplored by Europeans in 1690 and settled in 1774, having also been inhabited for thousands of years by various indigenous groups. It became a province in 1905. It`s major economic activities areagriculture, mining, and energy.
Adopted in 1969, the flag of Saskatchewan is divided horizontally into two halves. The upper green half represents the forest areas of the north whilethe lower golden half represents the prairie grain fields of the southern regions.
Coat of arms
The provincial Coat of Arms was granted through Royal Warrant from Queen Elizabeth II in 1986. Acrest of a beaver and crown is placed above the shield. On either side of the shield are supporters: a lion and a deer. The shield itself displays the royal lion and three gold wheat sheaves,symbolizing Saskatchewan agriculture. The base is formed of western red lilies, Saskatchewan's floral emblem.
the Sharp-tailed Grouse. It was chosen because it lives in Saskatchewan allyear (it doesn't fly south for the winter) and it is very popular with hunters. The Sharp-tailed Grouse can be found in brushland areas and in the summer on the prairies.
The provincial flowerThe Western Red Lily. It is a beautiful, bright red flower that grows in meadows and on the edge of forests. It was used by the plains Native People for food and medicine. This is now a rare flower.Tourism
The Addison Sod House is a Saskatchewan homestead site over a hundred years old made of grass or sod has been designated as a National Historic Site of Canada.
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