Saskatchewan is a province of Canada, located in the country's central-western part: it is bordered by Manitoba to the east, the Northwest Territories to the north, Alberta to the west, and the Sioux Nation to the south. Together with neighboring Alberta, it is one of the two Canadian provinces without a sea access. It was first settled by Europeans in the second half of the 18th century, when Canada was a part of the British colonial empire.
Most of the province's landscape is dominated by low hills or plains, all covered in large forests and praires. Saskatchewan's economy revolves around forestry, agriculture, fishing and hunting, as the region is little industrialized except around major city centres. Most of Saskatchewan's population lives in the southern area of the province, where all the largest urban centres are located.