Alberta

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Alberta
Banner o Alberta
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Coat o airms o Alberta
Coat o airms
Motto(s): Laitin: Fortis et liber
("Strang an free")
Map o Canadae wi Alberta heichlichtit
Map o Canadae wi Alberta heichlichtit
Confederation September 1, 1905 (split frae Northwast Territories) (11t)
Capital Edmonton
Lairgest ceety Calgary
Lairgest metro Calgary Region
Govrenment
 • Teep Constitutional monarchy
 • Lieutenant-Govrenor Don Ethell
 • Premier Jim Prentice (PC)
Legislatur Legislative Assembly of Alberta
Federal representation (in Canadian Pairlament)
Hoose seats 28 o 338 (8.3%)
Senate seats 6 o 105 (5.7%)
Aurie
 • 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%
Aurie rank Rankit 6t
  6.6% o Canadae
Population (2011)
 • Tot 3,645,257 [1]
 • Rank Rankit 4t
 • Density 5.69/km2 (14.7/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Albertan
Offeecial leids Inglis
GDP
 • Rank 3rd
 • Tot (2009) C$178.225  billion[2]
 • Per capita C$49,563 (3rd)
Time zone UTC-7
Postal abbr. AB
Postal code prefix T
ISO 3166 code CA-AB
Flouer Wild Rose.svg  Wild rose
Tree Lodgepole Pine
Bird Great Horned Owl
Wabsteid www.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. 1.0 1.1 "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, 2011 and 2006 censuses". Statistics Canada. Januar 24, 2012. Retrieved Februar 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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