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Regina, Saskatchewan (City)

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Regina is the major commercial centre of southern Saskatchewan in Canada. It is the provincial capital and was previously the territorial headquarters of the northwest territories. It was also the district headquarters of the district of Assiniboia. Regina was established in 1882 and was named in 1882 after Queen Victoria, that is Victoria Regina, by her daughter Princess Louise, wife of the then Governor General named as the Marquess of Lorne. The total area of this region is 118.66 square kilometers and the density is 1,501.9 inhabitants per square kilometers. The city was widely considered to be a major city, as they were amply watered and treed rolling parklands.
A massive fire at the streetcar barns, on January 23, 1949, had destroyed much of the rolling stock of streetcars and trolley buses and helped to propel Regina's diesel bus revolution in 1951. Because of the 1949 fire, original Regina streetcar rolling stock was rare, though later years a few disused streetcars remained as evidence. The city's public transit agency, Regina Transit, operates a fleet of buses with access to the city centre from most areas of the city. Attractions for visitors in Regina include the Royal Saskatchewan museum which depicts natural history. The city also has science centre, art gallery, museums and a national training centre. It is one of the most visited places amongst the most die hard travelers the world over.

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