Here are some interesting facts about Regina.
- Regina is the capital of Saskatchewan and the 16th largest city in Canada with a population of 194,971.
- Regina was founded in 1882 and made the capital of the North-West Territories in 1883.
- The city is the second-largest in the province, after Saskatoon.
- The lowest temperature ever recorded in Regina was −50.0 °C (−58 °F) on 1 January 1885, while the highest recorded temperature was 43.9 °C (111 °F) on 5 July 1937.
- Oil and natural gas, potash, kaolin, sodium sulphite and bentonite contribute a great part of Regina and area’s economy.
- Regina has a substantial proportion of its overall area dedicated as parks and greenspaces, with biking paths, cross-country ski-ing venues and other recreational facilities throughout the city.
- The Regina Public School Board currently operates 45 elementary schools and 9 high schools with approximately 21,000 students enrolled throughout the city.
- The Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League, play their home games at Mosaic Stadium in Regina. Formed in 1910 as the Regina Rugby Club and renamed the Regina Roughriders in 1924 and the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 1950.
- The daily newspaper for the city is The Leader-Post, first published in 1883 and currently owned by Post media Network.