Saskatchewan is a prairie province in Canada, which has an area of 588,276 square kilometres (227,100 sq mi). Saskatchewan is bordered on the west by Alberta, on the north by the Northwest Territories, on the east by Manitoba, and on the south by the U.S. states of Montana and North Dakota. As of April 2011, the population of Saskatchewan was estimated at 1,053,960. Residents primarily live in the southern half of the province. Of the total population, 257,300 live in the province's largest city, Saskatoon, while 210,000 live in the provincial capital, Regina. Other Major cities include Prince Albert, Moose Jaw, Yorkton, Swift Current and North Battleford. The province's name is derived from the Saskatchewan River. Earlier, the river was designated kisiskciwani-spiy ("swift flowing river") in the Cree language.