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Edmonton
Ceety
Ceety o Edmonton
Frae tap left: Dountoun Edmonton, Fort Edmonton Pairk, Legislature Biggin, Law Coorts, Rexall Place, Heich Level Bridge, Muttart Conservatory

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Nickname(s): The Big E, The Chuck, The Ceety o Champions, Deadmonton, E-Toun, Edmonchuck, Festival Ceety, Redmonton, River Ceety
Motto: Industry, Integrity, Progress
Edmonton is located in Alberta
Edmonton
Edmonton
Location of Edmonton in Alberta
Coordinates: 53°32′N 113°30′W / 53.533°N 113.500°W / 53.533; -113.500
Kintra Canadae
Province Alberta
Region Edmonton Caipital Region
Census diveesion 11
Established 1795
Incorporatit [1]
 - Town 

Januar 9, 1892
 - Ceety October 8, 1904
Government
 • Mayor

Stephen Mandel


(Leet o umwhile mayors)
 • Govrenin body Edmonton Ceety Cooncil
 • Manager Simon Farbrother
 • MPs
 • MLAs
Area (2011)[2]
 • Ceety 684.37 km2 (264.24 sq mi)
 • Metro 9,426.73 km2 (3,639.68 sq mi)
Elevation 671 m (2,201 ft)
Population (2011)[2][3]
 • Ceety 812,201 (5t)
 • Density 1,186.8/km2 (3,074/sq mi)
 • Urban 960,015 (5t)
 • Metro 1,159,869 (6t)
 • Metro density 123.0/km2 (319/sq mi)
 • Demonym Edmontonian
Time zone MST (UTC−7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC−6)
Postal code span T5A tae T6Z
Area code(s) 780, 587
NTS Cairt 083H11
GNBC Code IACMP
GDP per capita C$39,675 (est. 2010)[4]
Median income (all census families) C$69,214 (2005)
Average income per hoosehauld C$98,857 (est. 2010)
Website Offeecial wabsteid

Edmonton Listeni/ˈɛdməntən/ is the caipital o the Canadian province o Alberta. Edmonton is on the North Saskatchewan River an is the centre o the Edmonton Caipital Region, which is surroondit bi Alberta's central region.

The ceety haed a population o 812,201 in the 2011 Census, makin it Alberta's seicont-lairgest ceety an Canadae's fifth-lairgest municipality. This population represents 70 percent o the tot 2011 population o 1,159,869[2] within the Edmonton census metropolitan aurie (CMA), Canadae's saxth-lairgest CMA bi population. Edmonton is the northrenmaist North American ceety wi a metropolitan population ower ane million. A resident o Edmonton is kent as an Edmontonian.[5]

Edmonton's historic grawth haes been facilitatit through the absorption o five adjacent urban municipalities, includin Strathcona, North Edmonton, Wast Edmonton (Calder), Beverly an Jasper Place,[6] an a series o annexations o surroondin rural lands til 1982.[7] Edmonton serves as the northren anchor o the Calgary–Edmonton Corridor[8] an is a stagin pynt for lairge-scale ile sands projects occurrin in northren Alberta an large-scale diamond minin operations in the Northwest Territories.[9]

Edmonton is a cultural, governmental an eddicational centre. It hosts a year-round slate o festivals, reflectit in the nickname "The Festival Ceety."[10] It is home tae North Americae's lairgest mall, Wast Edmonton Maw (the warld's lairgest maw frae 1981 til 2004),[11] an Fort Edmonton Park, Canadae's lairgest livin history museum.[12] In 2004, Edmonton celebrated the centennial of its incorporation as a city.[13]

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  1. Alberta Municipal Affairs (September 17, 2010). "Municipal Profile – City of Edmonton". Retrieved October 2, 2010. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Population and dwelling counts, for census metropolitan areas, 2011 and 2006 censuses". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2012. Retrieved February 8, 2012. 
  3. "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and population centres, 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2012. Retrieved February 8, 2012. 
  4. "Edmonton Market Profile". Omaccanada.ca. Retrieved January 31, 2012. 
  5. Aubrey, Merrily (2004). Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie. University of Alberta Press. pp. 17, 25, 34, 138, 214. ISBN 0-88864-423-X. 
  6. "Population History". City of Edmonton. Retrieved 2012-11-24. 
  7. City of Edmonton, Planning and Development Department. History of Annexations (Map). 
  8. "Geographic Profile". Capital Region Board. Retrieved November 24, 2012. 
  9. The Diavik Diamond Mine. "Historical The Diavik Diamond Mine". Retrieved March 1, 2009. 
  10. Edmonton Tourism. "Edmonton Festival City". Archived from the original on October 27, 2007. Retrieved October 27, 2007. 
  11. West Edmonton Mall. "Welcome to West Edmonton Mall's Website". West Edmonton Mall. Retrieved February 27, 2009. 
  12. Marketwire (March 17, 2009). "Edmonton Attractions Make Canada's Festival City a Family Affair". Reuters. Retrieved December 7, 2011. 
  13. Heritage Fiddler Mural. "Historical". Retrieved February 27, 2009. 
  14. "Canadian Climate Normals 1971–2000, Edmonton City Centre Airport". Environment Canada. March 23, 2012. Retrieved March 24, 2012. 
  15. "Daily Data Report for March 2004". Environment Canada. March 2004. Retrieved March 25, 2010. 

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