Regina is the provincial capital city for Saskatchewan, Canada’s fifth-most sparsely populated province trailing Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland/Labrador, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
Guinness World Records documents Regina as where Prairie Cat Productions Inc. conducted the longest indoor hockey marathon ever, lasting just over 62 hours. Twenty-four participants achieved this world record from July 29 to 31, 2016, with the goal of generating community excitement surrounding hockey–among Regina’s most beloved pastimes.
Regina serves as headquarters for five of Canada’s 500 largest corporations by revenue.
- Crown Investments Corp. of Saskatchewan
- Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority
- Saskatchewan Auto Fund
- Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corporation
- Saskatchewan Workers’ Compensation Board
Each of the above Regina-based entities are Crown Corporations, government-owned enterprises that undertake or manage commercial activities on behalf of the government.
Saskatchewan shipped C$26.4 billion worth of goods around the globe during 2016. Highest-value Saskatchewan exports are fertilizers, crude oil, wheat, rape or colza seeds, lentils, canola oil as well as inorganic chemicals according to the Canadian International Merchandise Trade Database.
Regina’s unemployment rate was 4.9% as of April 2017 down from 5.9% in effect one year earlier.
Capital Facts for Regina, Canada: Quick Reference
Capital landmarks: Conexus Arts Centre, Co-Operators Centre, Government House, Kings Park Speedway, Legislative Building and Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field,
Below, you will find 10 of the most famous people born in Regina, Canada
- Ben Hebert, Olympic curling gold medalist (born Mar. 16, 1983)
- Ryan Getzlaf, NHL hockey all-star (born May 10, 1985)
- Lucas Markian Makowsky, Olympic speed skating gold medalist (born May 30, 1987)
- Jordan Eberle, NHL hockey all-star (born May 15, 1990)
- Justin Warsylewicz, Olympic speed skating silver medalist (born Oct. 19, 1985)
- Elyse Levesque, actress (born Sep. 10, 1985)
- Mark McMorris, X-Games snowboarding champion (born Dec. 9, 1993)
- Atina Ford, Olympic curling gold medalist (born Oct. 12, 1971)
- Julia Voth, actress & model (born May 16, 1985)
- Jan Betker, Olympic curling gold medalist (born Jul. 19, 1960)
Note: Data for our Famous People tab was sourced from Google searches of published Wikipedia articles specific to each person’s name.
Demonym for a Regina resident: Reginan
Population: 215,106 (Regina city limits)
Density: 3,095 people per square mile (1,195 per square kilometer)
Population: 236,481 (Metropolitan Regina)
Density: 142 people per square mile (55 per square kilometer)
GDP: US$14.8 billion in 2016 (Metropolitan Regina)
GDP per person: $62,538
Note: The above GDP metrics are 2007-based and are in Canadian dollars.
Official currency used in Regina: Canadian dollars
Economic Development Regina, Regina Regional Economic Profile: The Regina Advantage. Accessed on May 17, 2017
Fortune, Global 500 2016. Accessed on May 17, 2017
Guinness World Records, Longest marathon playing indoor hockey. Accessed on May 17, 2017
National Post, The FP500. Accessed on May 17, 2017
Official Government Website, City of Regina official website. Accessed on May 17, 2017
Statistics Canada, Canadian International Merchandise Trade Database. Accessed on May 17, 2017
Statistics Canada, Labour force characteristics, unadjusted, by census metropolitan area. Accessed on May 17, 2017
Wikimedia Commons, City Flags. Accessed on May 17, 2017
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Wikipedia, Regina, Saskatchewan. Accessed on May 17, 2017
Wikipedia, Saskatchewan. Accessed on May 17, 2017
Within city limits, Regina occupies 69.5 square miles (179.97 square kilometers). The provincial capital city’s population was 215,106 people in 2016.
Metropolitan Regina has a land area of 1,669.7 square miles (4,324.4 square kilometers) with a capital area population of 236,481 inhabitants.
At the city level, Regina’s population density is 3,095 residents per square mile (1,195 per square kilometer).
Population density dilutes within the much larger Metropolitan Regina area with an average 142 inhabitants per square mile (55 per square kilometer).
Reginans celebrate Canada Day as a national holiday each July 1.