The population of Saskatchewan is 963,150 people. The capital city is Regina, with a population of 190,020. The total area of the province is 160,870,995 acres. Of this, 95% of northern Saskatchewan is Crown Land, and approximately 20% of southern Saskatchewan is Crown Land. The remainder is in private freehold tenure.


How Saskatchewan is owned

All the physical land of the province is owned by the Crown. Land not granted or dedicate into freehold private ownership is administered by the Province for the Crown in London.

Homes in freehold tenure

There are 379,680 dwellings in Saskatchewan. Of these, 235,530 are held in freehold tenure by the occupant. 62% of people in Saskatchewan have freehold tenure.


Saskatchewan has two National Parks which cover a total of 1,181,236 acres . 34 Provincial Parks cover an additional 2,837,449 acres.


There are a total of 50,598 farms in Saskatchewan, covering a total area of 64,902,408 acres . The average area of each of these farms is 1,282 acres.. 47,466 farms are held in freehold tenure by their operators, covering a total of 39,634,140 acres. The remaining farms are rented or leased and cover 25,268,268 acres


Principal minerals and resources in Saskatchewan include crude oil, potash, uranium and natural gas. Significant mines include Athabasca (uranium), McLean Lake (uranium), and Contact Lake (gold).


Total forest Land held by the Province: 53,936,988 acres

Forest Land held by the Federal Government:

Federal Aboriginal Land: 306,404 acres

Other Federal Land: 2,050,930 acres

Total: 2,357,334 acres

Privately held Land (held in freehold tenure by individuals, companies, municipalities):

Industrial: 0

Nonindustrial: 0

Other: 3,644,725 acres

Total: 3,644,725 acres


Percentage of land held by the Provincial Government: 97%

Percentage of land held by the Federal Government: 2%

Percentage of Forest Land Privately held: 1%

Percentage of Industrial Private freehold tenants: 0%

LandownersUranerz Exploration and Mining Ltd.

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