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Flag of Regina
Nickname(s): The Queen City
Motto: Floreat Regina
("Let Regina/the Queen Flourish")
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
District Municipality of Sherwood
Established 1882
 • City 145.5 km2 (56.2 sq mi)
 • Metro 3,408.26 km2 (1,315.94 sq mi)
Elevation 577 m (1,893 ft)
Population (2011)
 • City 193,100 (Ranked 24th)
 • Density 1,327.6/km2 (3,438.4/sq mi)
 • Metro 210,556
 • Metro density 61.8/km2 (160.1/sq mi)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC−6)
Area code(s) 306
NTS Map 072I07

Regina is the capital and second largest city of Saskatchewan, Canada. It is in the eastern prairie region of Western Canada. It is nicknamed "The Queen City" because it was named after Queen Victoria, i.e. Victoria Regina, in 1882, by her daughter Princess Louise, who was the wife of the then-Governor General the Marquess of Lorne.

Regina was also previously the seat of government for the North-West Territories, which were once formed part of today's Saskatchewan and Alberta provinces, and also of the District of Assiniboia. Regina is expected to enter a new period of strong economic growth due to Saskatchewan's agricultural and mineral resources coming into new demand.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League are the only professional sports team in Regina. They play their home games in Regina at Mosaic Stadium. Regina also has the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League and the University of Regina's Regina Cougars/Regina Rams of the CIS.

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