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Calgary

Administration
Full nameCalgary
Official nameCity of Calgary
Settlement typeCity
MottoOnward
CountryCanada
ProvinceAlberta
RegionCalgary Region
Census division6
Established1875
Incorporated
- Town

November 7, 1884
- CityJanuary 1, 1894
Government
MayorNaheed Nenshi
(Past mayors)
Governing bodyCalgary City Council
ManagerOwen A. Tobert
MPsList of MPs
Diane Ablonczy
Rob Anders
Stephen Harper
Jason Kenney
Deepak Obhrai
Michelle Rempel
Lee Richardson
Devinder Shory
MLAsList of MLAs
Cindy Ady
Moe Amery
Manmeet Bhullar
Lindsay Blackett
Neil Brown
Wayne Cao
Harry B. Chase
Alana DeLong
Jonathan Denis
Kyle Fawcett
Heather Forsyth
Yvonne Fritz
Kent Hehr
Paul Hinman
Arthur Johnston
Darshan Kang
Ron Liepert
Alison Redford
David Rodney
David Swann
Dave Taylor
Len Webber
Teresa Woo-Paw
Geography
Total Area280.4 sq mi (726.50 km2)
Metro Area1971.5 sq mi (5107.43 km2)
Elevation3438.3 ft (1048 m)
Demography
Total Population988,193 (3rd) (2006)
Density (pop.)1360.2/km2 (3522.9/sq mi)
Metro (pop.)1,079,310 (5th)
DemonymCalgarian
Other information
Time zoneMST (UTC−7)
- Summer (DST)MDT (UTC−6)
Postal code spanT1Y to T3R
Area code403, 587

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Calgary c-eniconˈkælɡ(ə)ri is a city in the Province of Alberta, Canada. It is located in the south of the province, in an area of foothills and prairie, approximately 80 km (49.7 mi) east of the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies. The city is located in the Grassland region of Alberta.

In 2006, the City of Calgary had a population of 988,193 making it the third-largest municipality in the country and largest in Alberta. The entire metropolitan area had a 2006 population of 1,079,310, making it the fifth-largest census metropolitan area (CMA) in Canada. In 2009, Calgary's metropolitan population was estimated at 1,230,248, raising its rank to fourth-largest CMA in Canada.

Located 294 km (182.7 mi) south of Edmonton, Statistics Canada defines the narrowly populated area between these cities as the "Calgary Edmonton Corridor."

Economic activity in Calgary is mostly centred on the petroleum industry, agriculture, and tourism. In 1988, Calgary became the first Canadian city to host the Olympic Winter Games.


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