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City of Calgary
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Coordinates: 51°02′51″N 114°03′45″W / 51.04750°N 114.06250°W / 51.04750; -114.06250Coordinates: 51°02′51″N 114°03′45″W / 51.04750°N 114.06250°W / 51.04750; -114.06250
CountryCanada
ProvinceAlberta
RegionCalgary Metropolitan Region
Census division6
Adjacent municipal districtsRocky View County and Foothills County
Founded1875
Incorporated[3] 
 • TownNovember 7, 1884
 • CityJanuary 1, 1894
Named forCalgary, Mull
Government
 • Body
 • MayorNaheed Nenshi
 • ManagerDavid Duckworth[4]
 • MPs
 • MLAs
Area
 (2016)[5][6]
 • 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)[5][6]
 • City1,239,220
 • Estimate 
(2020)
1,361,852[8]
 • 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[7]
Time zoneUTC−07:00 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−06:00 (MDT)
Forward sortation areas
NTS Map082O01
GNBC CodeIAKID
Major airportCalgary International Airport (YYC)
HighwaysAlberta Highway 1.svg Alberta Highway 1A.svg Alberta Highway 2.svg Alberta Highway 2A.svg Alberta Highway 8.svg Alberta Highway 22X.svg Alberta Highway 201.svg Alberta Highway 564.svg Alberta Highway 772.svg
Public transitCalgary Transit
WaterwaysBow River, Elbow River, Glenmore Reservoir
GDP (Calgary CMA)CA$101.1 billion (2016)[9]
GDP per capita (Calgary CMA)CA$72,610 (2016)
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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 a lot of 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 at Scotiabank Saddledome.

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. https://calgaryherald.com/news/calgary/Alberta+best+film+feted+Rosies/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. "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. 
  4. "City Manager's Biography". City of Calgary. August 30, 2019. https://www.calgary.ca/ca/city-manager/city-managers-biography.html/. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 "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. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 "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. 
  7. "2019 Census Results Released". City of Calgary. September 3, 2019. https://newsroom.calgary.ca/2019-census-results-released/. 
  8. https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/t1/tbl1/en/tv.action?pid=1710014201&geocode=A00054806016
  9. "Table 36-10-0468-01 Gross domestic product (GDP) at basic prices, by census metropolitan area (CMA) (x 1,000,000)". Statistics Canada. January 27, 2017. https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/t1/tbl1/en/tv.action?pid=3610046801.