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Fort McMurray Urban Service Area
Official logo of Fort McMurray
Welcome sign
Motto(s): 
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Region Northern Alberta
Census division 16
Specialized municipality R.M. of Wood Buffalo
Settled 1870
Village 1947
Town 1948
City 1 September 1980
Urban area 1 April 1995
Government
 • Mayor Melissa Blake
 • MP Brian Jean
 • MLA Guy Boutilier
Area
 (2011)
 • Total 59.89 km2 (23.12 sq mi)
Elevation
370 m (1,214 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total 61,374
 • Density 1,024.8/km2 (2,654/sq mi)

Fort McMurray is a small city in Northern Alberta. The city is also known as the Wood Buffalo Region. Fort McMurray has been popular because of the oil sands production which attracts thousands of people to move to Fort McMurray and work. Over the years, the construction around the city has been moving fast with new buildings, bridges, and wellness centres.