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
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 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.

ReferencesEedit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "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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