Place:Alberta, Canada

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NameAlberta
Alt namesAB
Alta.source: www.Wikipedia.org
TypeProvince
Coordinates55°N 115°W
Located inCanada     (1905 - )
Contained Places
Unknown
Calgary
Reed Lake House
Cemetery
Beazer Cemetery
Saint George's Parish Cemetery
Temple Hill Cemetery
Census division
No. 11
No. 6
Red Deer (census district)
County
Red Deer
Strathcona
County municipality
Parkland
Hamlet
Dalemead
Inhabited place
Acadia Valley
Acme
Aetna
Airdrie
Aldersyde
Alix
Alliance
Altario
Amisk
Andrew
Anzac
Ardrossan
Arrowwood
Athabasca County No. 12
Athabasca
Balzac
Banff ( 1800 - )
Barnwell
Barons
Barrhead
Bashaw
Bassano
Bawlf
Beaverlodge
Beiseker
Bellevue
Bently
Big Valley
Bindloss
Black Diamond
Blackfalds
Blue Ridge
Bluesky
Bon Accord
Bonnyville No. 87
Bonnyville
Bow Island
Bowden
Bowness
Boyle
Brazeau
Breton
Brooks
Brownvale
Bruderheim
Burdett
Cactus Lake
Cadomin
Calling Lake
Calmar
Camrose
Canmore
Canyon Creek
Carbon
Cardston
Carmangay
Carseland
Carstairs
Carway
Castor
Cereal
Champion
Chauvin
Chestermere
Chinook
Chipman
Chisholm
Clairmont
Clandonald
Claresholm
Clearwater
Clyde
Coaldale
Coalhurst
Coalspur
Cochrane
Codesa
Cold Lake
Coleman
Colinton
Conklin
Consort
Coronation
Coutts
Cowley
Craigmyle
Cremona
Crossfield
Crowsnest Pass
Crowsnest
Dalroy
Daysland
Deadwood
Delburne
Delia
Demmitt
Derwent
Desmarais
Devon
Didsbury
Donalda
Donnelly
Drayton Valley
Drumheller
Duhamel
Eaglesham
East Coulee
Eckville
Edgerton
Edmonton ( 1700 - )
Edson
Egremont
Elk Point
Elkwater
Elnora
Empress
Enilda
Entwistle
Evansburg
Exshaw
Fairview
Falher
Faust
Fawcett
Ferintosh
Finnegan
Foothills
Foremost
Forestburg
Fort Assiniboine
Fort Chipewyan
Fort Fitzgerald
Fort Macleod
Fort McMurray
Fort Saskatchewan
Fort Vermilion
Frank
Galahad
Gibbons
Girouxville
Gleichen
Glendon
Glenwood
Grand Centre
Grande Prairie County No. 1
Grande Prairie
Granum
Grassy Lake
Grimshaw
Grouard
Hanna
Hardisty
Hay Lakes
Hays
Heisler
High Level
High Prairie
High River
Hilda
Hillcrest
Hines Creek
Hinton
Holden
Hondo
Hussar
Huxley
Hythe
Imperial Mills
Innisfail
Innisfree
Iosegun Lake
Irma
Irricana
Irvine
Jarvie
Jasper
Kananaskis
Keg River
Kelsey
Killam
Kinuso
Kitscoty
Lac la Biche
Lacombe
Lake Louise
Lakeview
Lamont
Leduc
Legal
Lethbridge ( 1880 - )
Lodgepole
Lomond
Longview
Luscar
Ma-Me-O Beach
Magrath
Mallaig
Manning
Mannville
Manyberries
Marlboro
Marwayne
Mayerthorpe
Mayerthrope
McLennan
Meander River
Medicine Hat
Mercoal
Metiskow
Midnapore
Milk River
Millet
Milo
Mirror
Morinville
Morrin
Mossleigh
Mountain Park
Mundare
Munson
Myrnam
Nampa
Nanton
New Dayton
New Norway
Newbrook
Newcastle Mine
Obed
Ohaton
Okotoks
Olds
Onoway
Oyen
Paddle Prairie
Peace River
Peers
Penhold
Pibroch
Pickardville
Picture Butte
Pincher Creek
Plamondon
Ponoka
Prestville
Priddis Greens
Priddis
Provost
Radway
Rasmus
Raymond
Redcliff
Redwater
Rimbey
Rochfort Bridge
Rocky Mountain House
Rocky View
Rockyford
Rosalind
Rosedale
Rosemary
Rycroft
Ryley
Sangudo
Scapa
Sedalia
Sedgewick
Seven Persons
Sexsmith
Shepard
Sherwood Park
Sibbald
Skaro
Slave Lake
Smith
Smoky Lake
Spirit River
Spruce Grove
Spurfield
St. Albert
St. Paul
Standard
Stavely
Stettler County No. 6
Stettler
Stirling
Stony Plain
Strathmore
Strome
Sturgeon
Suffield
Sundre
Sunnynook
Sunnyslope
Swan Hills
Sylvan Lake
Szypenitz
Taber
Tawatinaw
Thorhild
Thorsby
Three Hills
Tilley
Tofield
Torrington
Trochu
Turin
Turner Valley
Two Hills
Valleyview
Vauxhall
Vegreville
Vermilion River
Vermilion
Viking
Vilna
Vulcan
Wabamun
Wabasca
Wainwright
Walsh
Wanham
Wardlow
Warner
Warspite
Waskatenau
Watino
Wayne
Webster
Wembley
Westlock
Wetaskiwin
Whitecourt
Whitelaw
Wildwood
Willingdon
Windfall
Winfield
Woking
Wrentham
Youngstown
Unincorporated area
Alderson
Bardo
Boggy Hall
Gladys
Unknown
Aden
Agricola
Albright
Alder Flats
Alhambra
Amber Valley
Ardley
Ardmore
Assineau
Atmore
Bankhead
Beach Corner
Bearspaw
Beaver Crossing
Beazer
Beddington
Belvedere
Benalto
Bergen
Berry Creek
Berwyn
Beverdige Lake
Beynon
Big Prairie
Bilby
Bittern Lake
Blackfoot
Blackie
Blairmore
Blindman River
Bloomsbury
Blueberry Mountain
Bluffton
Bodo
Botha
Bottrel
Bow City
Brant
Brosseau
Brownfield
Bruce
Brule
Buck Creek
Buck Lake
Buffalo Horn Valley
Buffalo Lake
Buffalo
Burmis
Burnt Lake
Burtonsville
Busby
Byemoor
Cadogan
Calahoo
Calais
Caldwell
Carbondale
Carcajou
Carnwood
Caroline
Carrot Creek
Carvel
Caslan
Cavendish
Cessford
Chailey
Cheadle
Cherhill
Clive
Clover Bar
Commerce
Compeer
Cotillion
Coyote Flats
Cranford
Crowfoot
Czar
Dalum
Dapp
Darwell
De Winton
Del Bonita
Dewberry
Diamond City
Dickson
Dina
Dixonville
Donatville
Dorenlee
Dorothy
Duchess
Duffield
Dunvegan
Duvernay
Eagle Hill
Eastway
Edberg
Eldorena
Elizabeth
Ellscott
Enchant
Endiang
Entrance
Equity
Erskine
Esther
Etzikom
Evarts
Faith
Fallis
Falun
Farrow
Federal
Fenn
Ferguson Flats
Flatbush
Forest View
Fourth Creek
Frankburg
Friedenstal
Gadsby
Gardenview
Garrington
Gem
Ghost Pine Creek
Gift Lake
Gilby
Glen Leslie
Glenbow
Glenreagh
Golden Spike
Goodfare
Grassland
Green Court
Greenlawn
Gull Lake
Gwynne
Halkirk
Halliday
Harmattan
Hartley
Hawk Hills
Hazel Bluff
Heatherdown
Herronton
Hesketh
Hespero
Hill Spring
Hillsdown
Hoadley
Hobbema
Hotchkiss
Hughenden
Iddesleigh
Islay
Jean Côté
Jefferson
Jenner
Josephburg
Joussard
Kathyrn
Keepshill
Keoma
Kew
Kikino
Kimball
Kingman
Kirriemuir
Kneehill
La Glace
Lac Ste. Anne
Lake Saskatoon
Landonville
Lavoy
Lawton
Leavitt
Leslieville
Lille
Linaria
Lindale
Linden
Lloydminster
Lonebutte
Lougheed
Lousana
Lucky Strike
Lundbreck
Lymburn
Magnolia
Makepeace
Maleb
Manola
Marawayne
Markerville
Masinasin
Mazeppa
McLaughlin
Michichi
Millarville
Minburn
Mitsue
Monarch
Monitor
Moose Portage
Mosside
Mound
Mountain View
Mulhurst
Nakamun
Namaka
Namao
Naples
Neerlandia
Nemiskam
New Brigden
New Sarepta
Nisku
Niton Junction
Niton
Nobleford
Nojack
North Star
Notikewin
Orion
Orton
Owlseye
Pakan
Paradise Valley
Partridge Hill
Passburg
Pemukan
Pendant d'Oreil
Pine Lake
Purple Springs
Rainier
Ranchville
Ranfurly
Raven
Red Willow
Redland
Retlaw
Ribstone
Rich Valley
Richdale
Ricinus
Ridgeclough
Rivercourse
Rivière Qui Barre
Robb
Rose Lynn
Rosebud
Rosevear
Rowley
Rumsey
Samis
Scandia
Schuler
Scotfield
Seba Beach
Sentinel
Sheerness
Shoal Creek
Shouldice
Silver Valley
Skiff
Spondin
Spring Coulee
Spruce View
St. Lina
Stand Off
Stanmore
Stettin
Stewartfield
Streamstown
Sunniebend
Tangent
Taylorville
Tees
Three Creeks
Tomahawk
Valhalla Centre
Veteran
Villeneuve
Vimy
Violet Grove
Wagner
Waterhole
Waugh
Welling
Wesley Creek
Westcott
Westerdale
Westerose
Westward Ho
Whitla
Widewater
Willow Creek
Winnifred
Winterburn
Woolford
Yeoford
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Alberta is a province of Canada. With a population of 3,645,257 in 2011,[1] it is Canada's fourth-most populous province and most populous of Canada's three prairie provinces. Alberta and its neighbour, Saskatchewan, were established as provinces on September 1, 1905.

Alberta is located in western Canada, bounded by the provinces of British Columbia to the west and Saskatchewan to the east, the Northwest Territories to the north, and the U.S. state of Montana to the south. Alberta is one of three Canadian provinces and territories to border only a single U.S. state and is also one of only two provinces that are landlocked.

Edmonton, the capital city of Alberta, is located near the geographic centre of the province and is the primary supply and service hub for Canada's crude oil and also oil sands (Athabasca Oil Sands) and other northern resource industries. Approximately south of the capital is Calgary, Alberta's largest city. Calgary and Edmonton centre Alberta's two census metropolitan areas, both of which have populations exceeding one million,[2] while the province has 16 census agglomerations. Notable tourist destinations in the province include Banff, Canmore, Drumheller, Jasper and Sylvan Lake.

The current Premier of the province is Alison Redford.

History

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Paleo-Indians arrived in Alberta at least 10,000 years ago, toward the end of the last ice age. They are thought to have migrated from Siberia to Alaska on a land bridge across the Bering Strait, and then may have moved down the east side of the Rocky Mountains through Alberta to settle the Americas. Others may have migrated down the coast of British Columbia and then moved inland. Over time they differentiated into various First Nations peoples, including the Plains Indian tribes of southern Alberta such as those of the Blackfoot Confederacy and the Plains Cree, who generally lived by hunting buffalo (American bison), and the more northerly tribes such as the Woodland Cree and Chipewyan who hunted, trapped, and fished for a living.

After the British arrival in Canada, approximately half of the province of Alberta, south of the Athabasca River drainage, became part of Rupert's Land which consisted of all land drained by rivers flowing into Hudson Bay. This area was granted by Charles II of England to the Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) in 1670, and rival fur trading companies were not allowed to trade in it. After the arrival of French Canadians in the west around 1731, they settled near fur trading posts, establishing communities such as Lac La Biche and Bonnyville. Fort La Jonquière was established near what is now Calgary in 1752.

The Athabasca River and the rivers north of it were not in HBC territory because they drained into the Arctic Ocean instead of Hudson Bay, and they were prime habitat for fur-bearing animals. The first explorer of the Athabasca region was Peter Pond, who learned of the Methye Portage, which allowed travel from southern rivers into the rivers north of Rupert's Land. Fur traders formed the North West Company (NWC) of Montreal to compete with the HBC in 1779. The NWC occupied the northern part of Alberta territory. Peter Pond built Fort Athabasca on Lac la Biche in 1778. Roderick Mackenzie built Fort Chipewyan on Lake Athabasca ten years later in 1788. His cousin, Sir Alexander Mackenzie, followed the North Saskatchewan River to its northernmost point near Edmonton, then setting northward on foot, trekked to the Athabasca River, which he followed to Lake Athabasca. It was there he discovered the mighty outflow river which bears his name—the Mackenzie River—which he followed to its outlet in the Arctic Ocean. Returning to Lake Athabasca, he followed the Peace River upstream, eventually reaching the Pacific Ocean, and so he became the first European to cross the North American continent north of Mexico.

The extreme southernmost portion of Alberta was part of the French (and Spanish) territory of Louisiana, sold to the United States in 1803; in 1818, the portion of Louisiana north of the Forty-Ninth Parallel was ceded to Great Britain.

Fur trade expanded in the north, but bloody battles occurred between the rival HBC and NWC, and in 1821 the British government forced them to merge to stop the hostilities. The amalgamated Hudson's Bay Company dominated trade in Alberta until 1870, when the newly formed Canadian Government purchased Rupert's Land. Northern Alberta was included in the North-Western Territory until 1870, when it and Rupert's land became Canada's Northwest Territories.

The District of Alberta was created as part of the North-West Territories in 1882. As settlement increased, local representatives to the North-West Legislative Assembly were added. After a long campaign for autonomy, in 1905 the District of Alberta was enlarged and given provincial status, with the election of Alexander Cameron Rutherford as the first premier.

On June 21, 2013, during the 2013 Alberta floods Alberta experienced heavy rainfall that triggered catastrophic flooding throughout much of the southern half of the province along the Bow, Elbow, Highwood and Oldman rivers and tributaries. A dozen municipalities in Southern Alberta declared local states of emergency on June 21 as water levels rose and numerous communities were placed under evacuation orders.

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