capital city of the province of Alberta, Canada
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Edmonton is the capital city of Alberta. In 2008, there were about 1,102,000 people in the Edmonton area.


The city is just south of central Alberta, in the prairie part of the province, and had many farms nearby.

Starting as a trading post on the North Saskatchewan River. Edmonton turned into a city mostly over the last 100 years.

Edmonton has of one of the world's largest shopping malls, the West Edmonton Mall. It has over 800 stores, a hotel, an indoor water park, an indoor theme park, an ice skating rink, movie theatres, places to eat and drink, and other things to see. Many people visit tit.

Edmonton also has more sun than all other cities in Canada, but other cities are warmer. Winter temperatures often are below -20 degrees Celsius. It is common for it be even colder (below -30 degrees Celsius) for a few days in January or February. However, summers can be hotter than 25 or 30 degrees. The sun does not set until after 11 pm in June.

The city is also well known for its festivals. There are many popular events in both summer and winter, such as Heritage Days, the Folk Festival, and the Fringe.

Edmonton has many interesting places to visit like the Francis Winspear Centre for Music, the Valley Zoo, Fort Edmonton Park, the Muttart Conservatory, and Telus World of Science.

Edmonton is known as the city of champions since it is is home to the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League, the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. The Edmonton Oilers have five Stanley Cup Championships,and the Eskimos have 23 Western Division Championships, and 13 Grey Cup Championships.

The Edmonton tornado was the second-deadliest tornado in Canada and struck the east side of the city on July 31, 1987.