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Alberta

Alberta Facts

  • Capital City: Edmonton (1,034,945 pop.) (2006 CMA) (CMA population includes city and metro suburb areas)
  • Alberta Population: 3,645,257 (2011 est.)
  • Alberta Population: (per square mile)
  • Province Populations: (all provinces / territories)
  • Currency: Canadian Dollar (conversion rates)

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    Fifty Canadian Dollars
  • Calgary Facts
  • Edmonton Facts
  • Ethnicity: English (19%), German (15%), Scottish (13%), Irish (10%), French (10%), others
  • GDP total: $183.251 billion (Canadian dollars) (3rd)
  • GDP per capita: $49,563 (Canadian dollars) (3rd)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: English
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Red Deer, Grand Prairie, Medicine Hat,
    Wood Buffalo
  • Name: Alberta is named after Princess Louise Caroline Alberta (1848 - 1939), the fourth daughter of England's Queen Victoria and her husband, Prince Albert.
  • Province Date: September 1, 1905
  • Dominion dates (all provinces and teritories)

    Note: The Canadian Confederation, or the birth of Canada as a recognized nation, took place on July 1, 1867, and originally included the provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario and Quebec.
  • Religion: Catholic (26%), No Religion (21%), United Church of Canada (6%), Luthern (4.9%), others
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