City of Calgary
Calgary at dusk
|Incorporated||November 7, 1884|
|• Mayor||Naheed Nenshi|
|• Governing body||Calgary City Council|
|• Manager||Owen A. Tobert|
|• MPs||Diane Ablonczy|
|• MLAs||Moe Amery|
|• City||825.29 km2 (318.65 sq mi)|
|• Urban||704.51 km2 (272.01 sq mi)|
|• Metro||5,107.55 km2 (1,972.04 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,048 m (3,438 ft)|
|• Density||1,329.0/km2 (3,442/sq mi)|
|• Urban density||1,554.8/km2 (4,027/sq mi)|
|• Metro density||237.9/km2 (616/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-7 (MST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-6 (MDT)|
|Postal code span|
T1Y to T3R
|Area code(s)||403, 587|
|Website||City of Calgary Website|
Around Calgary there are many farms where cows are raised.
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.
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.