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Full nameWetaskiwin
Official nameCity of Wetaskiwin
Settlement typeCity
Motto"Pacem Volo Bellum Paro"
RegionCentral Alberta
Census division11
- Village

December 4, 1899
- Town
- City
April 5, 1902
May 9, 1906
MayorBill Elliot
Governing bodyWetaskiwin City Council
Joe Branco
Dale Crabtree
Barry Hawkes
Patricia MacQuarrie
Mark McFaul
Glenn Ruecker
ManagerTed Gillespie
MPBlaine Calkins
MLAVerlyn Olson
Total Area6.5 sq mi (16.74 km2)
Elevation2493.4 ft (760 m)
Total Population11673 (2006)
Density (pop.)697.5/km2 (1806.5/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneMST (UTC−7)
- Summer (DST)MDT (UTC−6)
Postal code spanT9A
Area code+1-780
HighwaysHighway 2A
Highway 13

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Wetaskiwin c-eniconwəˈtæsk(ə)wɨn is a small city in the province of Alberta, Canada. The city is located 70 km (43.5 mi) south of the provincial capital of Edmonton. The city name comes from the Cree word wītaskīwin-ispatinaw (ᐑᑕᐢᑮᐏᐣ ᐃᐢᐸᑎᓇᐤ), meaning "the hills where peace was made".

Wetaskiwin is home to the Reynolds-Alberta Museum, a very large museum dedicated to celebrating "the spirit of the machine", as well as the Wetaskiwin and District Heritage Museum which documents pioneer arrival and lifestyle in Wetaskiwin's early years. Located southeast of Wetaskiwin, the Alberta Central Railway Museum acknowledges the impact that the railway had on central Alberta. Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame is also located a short walk away from the museum.

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