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The Province of
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The capital of Saskatchewan is Regina.
The 2-Letter Postal Abbreviation / Code for Saskatchewan: SK
Typical abbreviation for Saskatchewan: Sask.
When the people of Saskatchewan refer to themselves: 1:
Time Zone: Most of Saskatchewan lies in the Central Time (CST) zone and does not observe daylight saving time. Below are the exceptions:
- The city of Lloydminster, which straddles the border of Saskatchewan and Alberta, uses Mountain Time (MST/MDT) and does observe daylight saving time.
Canada has two official languages: English and French. English is the most common language spoken in Saskatchewan, where approximately 95% of the residents speak only English (ie- Anglophones).
Nickname for Saskatchewan: "The Wheat Province"
Provincial Motto: "Multis E Gentibus Vires" (From many peoples, strength)
Provincial Bird: Sharp-Tailed Grouse (pedioectes phasianellus jamesi)
Provincial Tree: Paper Birch (betula papyrifera)
Provincial Flower: Western Red Lily (lilium philadelphicum)
Confederation: Saskatchewan joined the Confederation on Sep 1, 1905.
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