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Alberta


Alberta is the westernmost of Canada's three Prairie Provinces and it is located in Western Canada. It shares many physical characteristics with its eastern neighbors, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Its population of nearly 4.1 million in 2016 makes it the 4th most populous province in Canada and the 6th largest in the country, with 661,848 km2. Its capital is Edmonton but the largest city is Calgary. Its Prime minister is Jason Kenney and its Lieutenant Governor is Salma Lakhani. The official language is English.

As a very large territory, Alberta's climate differs across the province, however, winters are cool, with daytime temperatures of about -10°C, and hot summers average about 25°C. Endangered species are partially protected in national and provincial parks, wilderness areas and ecological reserves. The endangered peregrine falcon, however, flies among high-rise buildings in Edmonton and Calgary.

The first settlers to establish themselves in current Alberta were the French in 1731 when they established their communities in the northwestern part of the province along the waterways. Alberta officially became a province in 1905, and owes its name to the Marquis of Lorne, Governor General of Canada between 1878 and 1883. He proposed the name Alberta in honour of his wife, Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, who was the first daughter of Queen Victoria II.

Alberta is Canada's largest producer of oil (Alberta has the second largest crude oil reserves in the world after Saudi Arabia), natural gas and coal. In Red Deer and Edmonton, a large number of companies manufacture polyethylene and vinyl products for customers around the world. Alberta's oil boom has attracted thousands of people seeking immediate employment and high wages, but living conditions are harsh and employees must live on site and only return home on week-ends.

Check below a list of all the cities in Alberta, classified according to their number of inhabitants. You can click on the area you want to know more about, or look for it using the search bar:


  • CALGARY

    This town has an email address and a website

    Presence of activity in the town

    Municipality of +1 000 000 inhabitants

  • EDMONTON

    This town has an email address and a website

    Presence of activity in the town

    Municipality of -1 000 000 inhabitants

  • RED DEER

    This town has an email address and a website

    Municipality of -150 000 inhabitants

  • LETHBRIDGE

    This town has an email address and a website

    Municipality of -100 000 inhabitants

  • REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF WOOD BUFFALO

    Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo has a website

    Municipality of -100 000 inhabitants

  • STRATHCONA COUNTY

    This town has an email address and a website

    Municipality of -100 000 inhabitants

  • ST. ALBERT

    This town has an email address and a website

    Municipality of -75 000 inhabitants

  • MEDICINE HAT

    This town has an email address and a website

    Municipality of -75 000 inhabitants

  • GRANDE PRAIRIE

    This town has an email address and a website

    Municipality of -75 000 inhabitants

  • AIRDRIE

    This town has an email address and a website

    Municipality of -75 000 inhabitants

  • ROCKY VIEW COUNTY

    This town has an email address and a website

    Municipality of -40 000 inhabitants

  • SPRUCE GROVE

    This town has an email address and a website

    Municipality of -40 000 inhabitants

  • LEDUC

    This town has an email address and a website

    Municipality of -30 000 inhabitants

  • PARKLAND COUNTY

    This town has an email address and a website

    Municipality of -30 000 inhabitants

  • OKOTOKS

    This town has an email address and a website

    Municipality of -30 000 inhabitants

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