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Welcome to Edmonton
Description: Edmonton is the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta. The city is located on the North Saskatchewan River in the central region of the province, an area with some of the most fertile farmland on the prairies. It is the second largest city in Alberta after Calgary, with a population of 730,372 and is the hub of Canada`s sixth largest census metropolitan area, with a metropolitan population of 1,034,945 making it the northernmost North American city with a metropolitan population over one million. At 684 square kilometres the City of Edmonton covers an area larger than Chicago, Philadelphia, Toronto or Montreal. Edmonton has one of the lowest population densities in North America, about 9.4 that of New York City. A resident of Edmonton is known as an Edmontonian. Edmonton serves as the northern anchor of the Calgary-Edmonton Corridor and is a staging point for large-scale oil sands projects occurring in northern Alberta and large-scale diamond mining operations in the Northwest Territories. Edmonton is Canada`s second most populous provincial capital and is a cultural, government and educational centre. It plays host to a year round slate of world-class festivals, earning it the title of The Festival City It is home to North America`s largest mall, West Edmonton Mall, and Canada`s largest historic park In 2004, Edmonton celebrated the centennial of its incorporation as a city.

Date Taken: 5/17/2008
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City: Edmonton
State: yukon
Country: Canada
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