Alberta

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Alberta
Motto(s): 
Laitin: Fortis et liber
("Strang an free")
Map o Canadae wi Alberta heichlichtit
Map o Canadae wi Alberta heichlichtit
ConfederationSeptember 1, 1905 (split frae Northwast Territories) (11t)
CapitalEdmonton
Lairgest ceetyCalgary
Lairgest metroCalgary Region
Govrenment
 • TeepConstitutional monarchy
 • Lieutenant-GovrenorDon Ethell
 • PremierJim Prentice (PC)
LegislaturLegislative Assembly of Alberta
Federal representation(in Canadian Pairlament)
Hoose seats28 o 338 (8.3%)
Senate seats6 o 105 (5.7%)
Area
 • Total661848 km2 (255,541 sq mi)
 • Laund640081 km2 (247,137 sq mi)
 • Water19531 km2 (7,541 sq mi)  3%
Area rankRankit 6t
 6.6% o Canadae
Population
 (2011)
 • Total3,645,257 [1]
 • RankRankit 4t
 • Density5.69/km2 (14.7/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Albertan
Offeecial leidsInglis
GDP
 • Rank3rd
 • Tot (2009)C$178.225  billion[2]
 • Per capitaC$49,563 (3rd)
Time zoneUTC-7
Postal abbr.
AB
Postal code prefixT
ISO 3166 codeCA-AB
FlouerWild Rose.svg  Wild rose
TreeLodgepole Pine
BirdGreat Horned Owl
Websitewww.alberta.ca
Rankins include aw provinces an territories

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

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