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City of Calgary
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Coordinates: 51°03′N 114°04′W / 51.050°N 114.067°W / 51.050; -114.067Coordinates: 51°03′N 114°04′W / 51.050°N 114.067°W / 51.050; -114.067
CountryCanada
ProvinceAlberta
RegionCalgary Metropolitan Region
Census division6
Founded1875
Incorporated[5] 
 • TownNovember 7, 1884
 • CityJanuary 1, 1894
Named forCalgary, Mull
Government
 • MayorNaheed Nenshi
 • Governing body
 • ManagerJeff Fielding[6]
 • MPs
 • MLAs
Area
 (2016)[7][8]
 • Land825.56 km2 (318.75 sq mi)
 • Urban
586.08 km2 (226.29 sq mi)
 • Metro
5,110.21 km2 (1,973.06 sq mi)
Elevation
1,045 m (3,428 ft)
Population
 (2016)[7][8]
 • City1,239,220
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,335,145[10]
 • Density1,501.1/km2 (3,888/sq mi)
 • Urban
1,237,656
 • Urban density2,111/km2 (5,470/sq mi)
 • Metro
1,392,609 (4th)
 • Metro density272.5/km2 (706/sq mi)
 • Municipal census (2019)
1,285,711[9]
Time zoneUTC−07:00 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−06:00 (MDT)
Forward sortation areas
Highways1, 1A, 2, 2A, 8, 22X, 201, 772
WaterwaysBow River, Elbow River, Glenmore Reservoir
GDPUS$ 97.9 billion[11]
GDP per capitaUS$ 69,826[11]
WebsiteOfficial website

Calgary is the biggest city in Alberta, Canada. More than 1,000,000 people live in Calgary. The city is in the southern half of Alberta near the Rocky Mountains.

Economy

There are many oil and gas businesses in Calgary. There are many skyscrapers in the City.

Around Calgary there are many farms where cows are raised.

Climate

Calgary has a humid continental climate (Dfb in the Koeppen climate classification). It has long, cold, dry winters. The summers are warm with moderate rainfall. Sometimes a wind called a Chinook blows through Calgary. This wind can make some days in winter less cold.

Activities

Calgary has a famous event called The Calgary Stampede every year.. They rent many rides and have a huge festival for the city to join. The Calgary Stampede is the largest rodeo in the world. At the Stampede, cowboys can win much money. Cowboys also race with chuckwagons at the Stampede. Chuckwagons are carts with four wheels pulled by horses. In 1988, the Winter Olympics were held in Calgary.

Calgary has many museums, such as the Glenbow Museum and the Aero Space Museum. The Calgary Flames (an NHL ice hockey team) play in Calgary.

Media

Calgary Stations

CBRT CBC

CFCN CTV Television Network

CICT Global Television Network

CTV Two

References

  1. Eric Volmers (May 13, 2012). Alberta's best in TV, film feted at Rosies. Postmedia Network. Archived from the original on June 17, 2012. https://web.archive.org/web/20120617170236/http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/calgary/Alberta%2Bbest%2Bfilm%2Bfeted%2BRosies/6613055/story.html. Retrieved January 3, 2015. 
  2. Curtis Stock (July 7, 2009). Alberta's got plenty of swing. Postmedia Network. https://calgaryherald.com/sports/Alberta+plenty+swing/1768383/story.html. Retrieved January 3, 2015. 
  3. Fromhold, Joachim (2001). 2001 Indian Place Names of the West - Part 1. Calgary: Lulu. pp. CCC. ISBN 9780557438365 . https://books.google.com/?id=ahvVAgAAQBAJ&pg=PT47&lpg=PT47&dq=Wincheesh-pah#v=onepage&q&f=false. 
  4. Fromhold, Joachim (2001). 2001 INDIAN PLACE NAMES OF THE WEST, Part 2: Listings by Nation. Calgary: Lulu. pp. 24. ISBN 9781300389118 . https://books.google.com/?id=GKQXBAAAQBAJ&pg=PA24&lpg=PA24&dq=mokinstsis#v=onepage&q=mokinstsis&f=false. 
  5. "Location and History Profile: City of Calgary". Alberta Municipal Affairs. June 17, 2016. p. 15. http://www.municipalaffairs.alberta.ca/cfml/MunicipalProfiles/basicReport/CITY.PDF. Retrieved June 18, 2016. 
  6. "Municipal Officials Search". Alberta Municipal Affairs. May 24, 2013. http://www.municipalaffairs.alberta.ca/mc_municipal_officials_search.cfm. Retrieved May 28, 2013. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and population centres, 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2016/dp-pd/hlt-fst/pd-pl/Table.cfm?Lang=Eng&T=801&SR=1&S=3&O=D&RPP=100&PR=48&CMA=0#tPopDwell. Retrieved February 8, 2017. 
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Population and dwelling counts, for census metropolitan areas, 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2016/dp-pd/hlt-fst/pd-pl/Table.cfm?Lang=Eng&T=205&S=3&RPP=100. Retrieved February 8, 2017. 
  9. "2019 Census Results Released". City of Calgary. September 3, 2019. https://newsroom.calgary.ca/2019-census-results-released/. Retrieved September 3, 2019. 
  10. https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/t1/tbl1/en/tv.action?pid=1710014201&geocode=A00054806016
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Global city GDP 2014". Brookings Institution. Archived from the original on June 5, 2013. https://web.archive.org/web/20130605135349/http://www.brookings.edu/research/interactives/global-metro-monitor-3. Retrieved November 18, 2014.