Edmonton Listeni/ˈɛdməntən/ is the caipital o the Canadian province o Alberta. Edmonton is on the North Saskatchewan River an is the centre o the Edmonton Caipital Region, which is surroondit bi Alberta's central region.

Ceety o Edmonton
Frae tap left: Dountoun Edmonton, Fort Edmonton Pairk, Legislature Biggin, Law Coorts, Rexall Place, Heich Level Bridge, Muttart Conservatory
Offeecial logo o Edmonton
Industry, Integrity, Progress
Edmonton is locatit in Alberta
Location of Edmonton in Alberta
Coordinates: 53°32′N 113°30′W / 53.533°N 113.500°W / 53.533; -113.500
RegionEdmonton Caipital Region
Census diveesion11
Incorporatit [1]
 - Town 

Januar 9, 1892
 - CeetyOctober 8, 1904
 • MayorStephen Mandel
(Leet o umwhile mayors)
 • Govrenin bodyEdmonton Ceety Cooncil
 • ManagerSimon Farbrother
 • MPs
 • MLAs
 • Ceety684.37 km2 (264.24 sq mi)
 • Metro
9,426.73 km2 (3,639.68 sq mi)
671 m (2,201 ft)
 • Ceety812,201 (5t)
 • Density1,186.8/km2 (3,074/sq mi)
 • Urban
960,015 (5t)
 • Metro
1,159,869 (6t)
 • Metro density123.0/km2 (319/sq mi)
 • Demonym
Time zoneUTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Postal code span
Aurie code(s)780, 587
NTS Cairt083H11
GDP per capitaC$39,675 (est. 2010)[4]
Median income (all census families)C$69,214 (2005)
Average income per hoosehauldC$98,857 (est. 2010)
WabsteidOffeecial wabsteid

The ceety haed a population o 812,201 in the 2011 Census, makin it Alberta's seicont-lairgest ceety an Canadae's fift-lairgest municipality. This population represents 70 percent o the tot 2011 population o 1,159,869[2] within the Edmonton census metropolitan aurie (CMA), Canadae's saxth-lairgest CMA bi population. Edmonton is the northrenmaist North American ceety wi a metropolitan population ower ane million. A resident o Edmonton is kent as an Edmontonian.[5]

Edmonton's historic grawth haes been facilitatit throu the absorption o five adjacent urban municipalities, includin Strathcona, North Edmonton, Wast Edmonton (Calder), Beverly an Jasper Place,[6] an a series o annexations o surroondin rural lands til 1982.[7] Edmonton serves as the northren anchor o the Calgary–Edmonton Corridor[8] an is a stagin pynt for lairge-scale ile sands projects occurrin in northren Alberta an lairge-scale diamond minin operations in the Northwast Territories.[9]

Edmonton is a cultural, governmental an eddicational centre. It hosts a year-roond slate o festivals, reflectit in the nickname "The Festival Ceety."[10] It is home tae North Americae's lairgest mall, Wast Edmonton Maw (the warld's lairgest maw frae 1981 til 2004),[11] an Fort Edmonton Park, Canadae's lairgest livin history museum.[12] In 2004, Edmonton celebrated the centennial of its incorporation as a ceety.[13]



  1. Alberta Municipal Affairs (September 17, 2010). "Municipal Profile – City of Edmonton". Retrieved October 2, 2010.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Population and dwelling counts, for census metropolitan areas, 2011 and 2006 censuses". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2012. Retrieved February 8, 2012.
  3. "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and population centres, 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2012. Retrieved February 8, 2012.
  4. "Edmonton Market Profile". Omaccanada.ca. Retrieved January 31, 2012.
  5. Aubrey, Merrily (2004). Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie. University of Alberta Press. pp. 17, 25, 34, 138, 214. ISBN 0-88864-423-X.
  6. "Population History". City of Edmonton. Retrieved 2012-11-24.
  7. History of Annexations (Map). City of Edmonton, Planning and Development Department. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  8. "Geographic Profile" (PDF). Capital Region Board. Retrieved November 24, 2012.
  9. The Diavik Diamond Mine. "Historical The Diavik Diamond Mine". Retrieved March 1, 2009.
  10. Edmonton Tourism. "Edmonton Festival City". Archived frae the oreeginal on October 27, 2007. Retrieved October 27, 2007. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  11. West Edmonton Mall. "Welcome to West Edmonton Mall's Website". West Edmonton Mall. Retrieved February 27, 2009.
  12. Marketwire (March 17, 2009). "Edmonton Attractions Make Canada's Festival City a Family Affair". Reuters. Retrieved December 7, 2011.
  13. Heritage Fiddler Mural. "Historical". Retrieved February 27, 2009.
  14. "Canadian Climate Normals 1971–2000, Edmonton City Centre Airport". Environment Canada. March 23, 2012. Retrieved March 24, 2012.
  15. "Daily Data Report for March 2004". Environment Canada. March 2004. Retrieved March 25, 2010.

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