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Facts About Prince Albert
- Prince Albert is the third-largest city in Saskatchewan, Canada, after Saskatoon and Regina.
- The city is known as the “Gateway to the North” because it is the last major centre along the route to the resources of northern Saskatchewan.
- The city itself is located in a transition zone between the aspen parkland and boreal forest biomes.
- The area was named kistahpinanihk by the Cree, which translates to sitting pretty place, “a great meeting place”. or “meeting place”
- The highest temperature ever recorded in Prince Albert was 39.4 °C on July 19, 1941. The coldest temperature ever recorded was −56.7 °C on February 1, 1893.
- The first hospital was constructed in 1899, followed by a maternity home built in 1945 which lasted approximately twelve years.
- The Estimated Population of Prince Albert is 35,926.
- Prince Albert was founded in 1866 by the Reverend James Nesbit as a Presbyterian mission station.
- Prince Albert is named after Albert, Prince Consort, husband of Queen Victoria.
- Prince Albert has one of the highest Aboriginal population ratios for any Canadian city at 41.5%