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Alberta
Banner Coat o airms
Motto: Laitin: Fortis et liber
("Strang an free")
Caipital Edmonton
Lairgest ceety Calgary
Lairgest metro Calgary Region
Offeecial leids Inglis
Demonym Albertan
Govrenment
Type Constitutional monarchy
Lieutenant-Govrenor Don Ethell
Premier Alison Redford (PC)
Legislatur Legislative Assembly of Alberta
Federal representation In Canadian pairlament
Hoose seats 28 o 308 (9.1%)
Senate seats 6 o 105 (5.7%)
Confederation September 1, 1905 (split frae Northwast Territories) (11t)
Aurie  Ranked 6t
Total 661,848 km2 (255,541 sq mi)
Laund 640,081 km2 (247,137 sq mi)
Watter (%) 19,531 km2 (7,541 sq mi) (3%)
Proportion o Canadae 6.6% o 9,984,670 km2
Population  Ranked 4t
Total (2011) 3,645,257 [1]
Densitie (2011) 5.69 /km2 (14.7 /sq mi)
GDP  Ranked 3rd
Total (2009) C$178.225  billion[2]
Per caipita C$49,563 (3rd)
Abbreviations
Postal AB
ISO 3166-2 CA-AB
Time zone UTC-7
Postal code prefix T
Flouer Wild Rose.svg  Wild rose
Tree Lodgepole Pine
Bird Great Horned Owl
Wabsteid www.alberta.ca
Rankins include aw provinces an territories

Alberta /ælˈbɜrtə/ is a province o Canadae. It haed a population o 3,645,257 in 2011,[1] makkin it the maist populous o Canadae's three prairie provinces. Alberta an its neebour, Saskatchewan, wur established as provinces on 1 September 1905.[3]

Alberta is locatit in wastren Canadae, bundit bi the provinces o Breetish Columbie tae the wast an Saskatchewan tae the east, the Northwast Territories tae the north, an the US state o Montana tae the sooth. Alberta is ane o three Canadian provinces an territories tae border anerlie a single U.S. state and is ane o anerlie twa provinces that are landlockit an aw.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, 2011 and 2006 censuses". Statistics Canada. January 24, 2012. Retrieved February 8, 2012. 
  2. Statistics Canada (November 11, 2009). "Real gross domestic product, expenditure-based, by province and territory 2004–2008". Retrieved December 5, 2009. 
  3. "Alberta becomes a Province". Alberta Online Encyclopedia. Retrieved August 6, 2009. 

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