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

City of Calgary
The Stampede City, Cowtown, Mohkínstsis, Wichispa Oyade, Guts'ists'i more...[1][2]
Calgary is located in Alberta
Location of Calgary in Alberta
Calgary is located in Canada
Calgary (Canada)
Calgary is located in North America
Calgary (North America)
Coordinates: 51°02′51″N 114°03′45″W / 51.04750°N 114.06250°W / 51.04750; -114.06250
RegionCalgary Metropolitan Region
Census division6
Adjacent municipal districtsRocky View County and Foothills County
 • TownNovember 7, 1884
 • CityJanuary 1, 1894
Named forCalgary, Mull
 • Body
 • MayorNaheed Nenshi
 • ManagerDavid Duckworth[4]
 • MPs
 • MLAs
 • 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)
1,045 m (3,428 ft)
 • City1,239,220
 • Estimate 
 • Density1,501.1/km2 (3,888/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Urban density2,111/km2 (5,470/sq mi)
 • Metro
1,392,609 (4th)
 • Metro density272.5/km2 (706/sq mi)
 • Municipal census (2019)
Time zoneUTC−07:00 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−06:00 (MDT)
Forward sortation areas
Area code(s)403, 587, 825
NTS Map082O01
Major airportCalgary International Airport (YYC)
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) Edit this at Wikidata

Economy change

There are many oil and gas businesses in Calgary, which has many skyscrapers.

Around Calgary there are many farms where cows are raised.

Climate change

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

Activities change

Calgary has a famous event, the Calgary Stampede, every year. Many rides are rented, and a huge festival is there for the city to join. The Calgary Stampede is the largest rodeo in the world, and cowboys can win a lot of money there. Cowboys also race with chuckwagons, which are carts with four wheels that are pulled by horses.

In 1988, the Winter Olympics were held in Calgary.

Calgary has many museum like the Glenbow Museum and the Aero Space Museum. The Calgary Flames, an NHL ice hockey team, play in Calgary at Scotiabank Saddledome.

Media change

Calgary Stations

CKAL Citytv

CFCN CTV Television Network

CICT Global Television Network


References change

  1. Eric Volmers (May 13, 2012). "Alberta's best in TV, film feted at Rosies". Calgary Herald. Postmedia Network. Archived from the original on June 17, 2012. Retrieved January 3, 2015.
  2. Curtis Stock (July 7, 2009). "Alberta's got plenty of swing". Calgary Herald. Postmedia Network. Archived from the original on January 3, 2015. Retrieved January 3, 2015.
  3. "Location and History Profile: City of Calgary" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. June 17, 2016. p. 15. Archived (PDF) from the original on March 25, 2016. Retrieved June 18, 2016.
  4. "City Manager's Biography". City of Calgary. August 30, 2019. Archived from the original on August 6, 2020. Retrieved September 3, 2019.
  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. Archived from the original on February 11, 2017. Retrieved February 8, 2017.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Population and dwelling counts, for census metropolitan areas, 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Archived from the original on February 11, 2017. Retrieved February 8, 2017.
  7. "2019 Census Results Released". City of Calgary. September 3, 2019. Retrieved September 3, 2019.
  8. "Population estimates, July 1, by census subdivision, 2016 boundaries". 13 January 2022.
  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. Archived from the original on 22 January 2021. Retrieved 27 April 2021.