Fort McMurray

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Fort McMurray
Urban service area (hamlet)
Fort McMurray Urban Service Area
Aerial view of Fort McMurray with Athabasca River

Welcome sign
Motto: We Have The Energy
Fort McMurray is located in Alberta
Fort McMurray
Location of Fort McMurray in Alberta
Coordinates: 56°43′35″N 111°22′49″W / 56.72639°N 111.38028°W / 56.72639; -111.38028Coordinates: 56°43′35″N 111°22′49″W / 56.72639°N 111.38028°W / 56.72639; -111.38028
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Region Northern Alberta
Census division 16
Specialized municipality R.M. of Wood Buffalo
Settled 1870
Village 1947
Town 1948
City 1 September 1980
Government
 • Mayor Melissa Blake
 • MP Brian Jean
 • MLA Guy Boutilier
Area (2011)
 • Total 59.89 km2 (23.12 sq mi)
Elevation 370 m (1,214 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 61,374
 • Density 1,024.8/km2 (2,654/sq mi)
  See Demographics section for population from R.M. of Wood Buffalo's 2010 municipal census.
Time zone MST (UTC−7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC−6)
Postal code span T9H to T9K
Area code(s) +1-780
Highways Highway 63
Waterways Athabasca River
Clearwater River

Fort McMurray is a small city in Northern Alberta. The city is also known as the Wood Buffalo Region. Fort McMurray has been popular because of the oil sands production which attracts thousands of people to move to Fort McMurray and work. Over the years, the construction around the city has been moving fast with new buildings, bridges, and wellness centres.