Calgary

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City of Calgary
Calgary at dusk
Motto: Onward
Calgary is located in Alberta
City of Calgary
Where Calgary is located in Alberta
Coordinates: 51°03′N 114°04′W / 51.05°N 114.067°W / 51.05; -114.067Coordinates: 51°03′N 114°04′W / 51.05°N 114.067°W / 51.05; -114.067
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Region Calgary Region
Census division 6
Founded 1875
Incorporated November 7, 1884
Government
 • Mayor Naheed Nenshi
 • Governing body Calgary City Council
 • Manager Owen A. Tobert
 • MPs Diane Ablonczy
Rob Anders
Stephen Harper
Jason Kenney
Deepak Obhrai
Michelle Rempel
Joan Crockatt
Devinder Shory
 • MLAs Moe Amery
Manmeet Bhullar
Neil Brown
Wayne Cao
Christine Cusanelli
Alana DeLong
Jonathan Denis
Kyle Fawcett
Heather Forsyth
Rick Fraser
Yvonne Fritz
Kent Hehr
Ken Hughes
Sandra Jansen
Linda Johnson
Darshan Kang
Donna Kennedy-Glans
Jason Luan
Ric McIver
Alison Redford
Dave Rodney
David Swann
Len Webber
Jeff Wilson
Teresa Woo-Paw
Area
 • City 825.29 km2 (318.65 sq mi)
 • Urban 704.51 km2 (272.01 sq mi)
 • Metro 5,107.55 km2 (1,972.04 sq mi)
Elevation 1,048 m (3,438 ft)
Population (2011)
 • City 1,096,833
 • Density 1,329.0/km2 (3,442/sq mi)
 • Urban density 1,554.8/km2 (4,027/sq mi)
 • Metro 1,214,839
 • Metro density 237.9/km2 (616/sq mi)
 • Demonym Calgarian
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
Postal code span T1Y to T3R
Area code(s) 403, 587

Calgary is the biggest city in Alberta, Canada. More than 1,000,000 people live in Calgary. The city is in the southern half of Alberta near the Rocky Mountains.

Economy[change | edit source]

There are a lot of oil and gas businesses in Calgary. There are many skyscrapers in the City.

Around Calgary there are a lot of farms where cows are raised.

Climate[change | edit source]

Calgary has cold winters. The summers are usually warm. There is not a lot of rainfall in the city. Sometimes a wind called a Chinook blows through Calgary. This wind can make some days in winter feel warmer.

Activities[change | edit source]

Calgary has a famous event called a rodeo every year. This rodeo is called the Calgary Stampede. The Calgary Stampede is the largest rodeo in the world. At the Stampede, cowboys can win a lot of money. Cowboys also race with chuckwagons at the Stampede. Chuckwagons are carts with four wheels pulled by horses. In 1988, the Winter Olympics were held in Calgary.

Calgary has many museums, such as the Glenbow Museum and the Aero Space Museum. The Calgary Flames (an NHL ice hockey team) play in Calgary.

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