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Regina, Saskatchewan

Regina is the provincial capital of Saskatchewan, Canada. As of January 1, 2002, its population was 187,500.

Regina was founded in 1882 when a railroad line was constructed through the region. It was previously known as the Pile of Bones, because of the large amounts of buffalo bones in the area. Regina was the capital of the Northwest Territories from 1883 to 1905, when it became the capital of the newly created province. From 1892 to 1920, Regina was the headquarters of the Northwest Mounted Police[?], and it is now western headquarters of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and home of the RCMP training academy.

The University of Regina[?] is located in the city.

Towns that are in close proximity to Regina include White City, Emerald Park, Balgonie[?], Lumsden[?], and Pilot Butte[?].

See also: Canada, Canadian provinces and territories, Canadian cities

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