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ID: 7013097
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Regina (inhabited place)  Regina (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 50 30 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 50.5000  decimal degrees
Long: 104 38 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -104.6333  decimal degrees

Note: Located in south central Saskatchewan; was in Cree hunting grounds; modern town was founded with coming of railroad; industries include oil, gas, potash refining, food processing & manufacturing; noted for nearby resort area at Last Mountain Lake.

Names:
Regina (preferred,C,V,English-P,U,N)  ............ renamed in 1882, after Latin word for "queen" in honor of Victoria
Pile O'Bones (H,V)
Wascana (H,V)  ............ derived from Cree name Oskana by explorer Captain John Palliser who visited site in 1857
Oskana (H,V,Cree,U,N)  ............ Cree name for the place

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Canada (nation)  ........  Canada (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Saskatchewan (province)  ............  Saskatchewan (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Regina (inhabited place)  ................  Regina (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded in 1882 on Cree Indian site, incorporated in 1903
city (C)
provincial capital (C)  ............  since 1905
industrial center (C)
transportation center (C)  ............  center for roads, railways & air traffic
educational center (C)
capital (H)  ............  of Northwest Territories, 1883-1905

Sources and Contributors:
Oskana..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IX, 1002
Pile O'Bones..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IX, 1002
Regina..........  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 2:773
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 9:1002
.................  National Archives of Canada database (1987-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 163
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Wascana..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IX, 1002
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 773; 2:773
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IX, 1002; 9:1002
..................  National Archives of Canada database (1987-)
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 163
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988)

 

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