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Sas·katch·e·wan  audio  (s-skch-wän, -wn) KEY  Abbr. SK or Sask.

A province of south-central Canada. The French established trading posts in the area c. 1750, but the first permanent settlement was made by the Hudson's Bay Company in 1774. The region became part of the Northwest Territories in 1870, joining the Confederation in 1905. Regina is the capital and the largest city. Population: 994,000.



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