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      Alberta Province Information
Alberta is one of the three Prairie Provinces in Canada. Alberta became a province on September 1st of 1905. It is located in Western Canada. Alberta is one of the most populous and fastest growing provinces in Canada. Alberta bounded on the west by British Columbia, east by Saskatchewan, north by Northwest Territories and south by U.S. state of Montana. Alberta has dry continental climate with hot summer and cold winter. Alberta temperature can change rapidly. Alberta's main economic sector is oil reserves. It is the Alberta's main quaternary economic sector. Alberta's capital is Edmonton, largest city is Calgary and largest metro city is Calgary Region. Alberta's official language is English. Alberta has 4th rank in population. Alberta Province total population is 3,632,483 in 2009 estimation. Alberta's total land area is 255,541 sq mi. In area wise Alberta has 6th rank in Canada. Most of northern Alberta is covered with a Boreal Mixed-wood forest. Agriculture is the most important economic sector of Alberta. Alberta over three million head of cattle, and Alberta beef has a healthy worldwide market. Alberta is one of the prime producers of plains buffalo for the consumer market. Alberta is the leading beekeeping province of Canada. Alberta is also one of the fastest growing regions in the country.

      Alberta Province Recreation, Culture and Attractions
Snow fall is the time to get outside and play in Alberta. Snow experiences are skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, sled dog rides, and more. Alberta has more than 150 major attractions. Alberta celebrates many festivals in summer especially in Edmonton. Edmonton Fringe Festival is the second largest festival after Edinburgh's. Calgary and Edmonton are conducted number of annual multicultural events. Calgary and Edmonton also celebrates the Folk music festivals. These cities are home to Canadian Football League and National Hockey League teams. Carifest is the second largest Caribbean festival in the nation. Alberta highlights the province's cultural diversity and love of entertainment. Alberta's professional games are soccer and rugby.

      Alberta Province Demographics
Alberta total population - 3,632,483
Alberta male population - 13,608
Alberta female population - 12,893
Alberta black population - 47,075
Alberta Asian population - 304,245
Alberta English population - 885,825
Alberta German population - 679,705
Alberta Canadian population - 667,405
Alberta Scottish population - 661,265
Alberta Irish population - 539,160
Alberta French population - 332,675
Alberta Ukrainian population - 332,180
Alberta Dutch (Netherlands) population - 172,910
Alberta Polish population - 170,935
Alberta North American Indian population - 169,355
Alberta Norwegian population - 144,585
Alberta Chinese population - 137,600
Alberta Swedish population - 93,810
Alberta Russian population - 92,020
Alberta East Indian population - 88,165
Alberta Métis population - 83,235
Alberta Italian population - 82,015
Alberta Welsh population - 76,115
Alberta American (USA) population - 64,200
Alberta Danish population - 58,825
Alberta Filipino population - 54,305
Alberta Hungarian population - 48,655
Alberta Austrian population - 36,480
Alberta Spanish population - 30,995
Alberta Romanian population - 26,870
Alberta Vietnamese population - 25,170
Alberta Belgian population - 19,670
Alberta Lebanese population - 20,460
Alberta Swiss population - 22,185
Alberta Czech population - 19,660
Alberta Portuguese population - 17,595
Alberta Icelandic population - 16,870
Alberta Finnish population - 15,670
Alberta Jewish population - 14,755
Alberta Japanese population - 13,465
Alberta Korean population - 12,380

      Alberta school information
Since 1905 Alberta Legislature has exclusive authority to make laws respecting education. It is used and continues the model of locally elected public and separate school boards. For many years the Alberta Government is providing K-12 education. School boards provide K-12 education. There are forty-two public school jurisdictions in Alberta. Alberta Education and school authority personnel are responsible for ensuring high-quality education to all students in the province. Edmonton's University of Alberta is the oldest and largest university in Alberta. It is established in 1908. The University of Calgary gained its autonomy in 1966. Now it is the second largest university in Alberta. There are 15 collages that receive direct public funding in Alberta.

Alberta Symbols
Alberta nickname - "The Princess Province", "The Energy Province", "The Sunshine Province", "Oilberta"

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Alberta Flower
Wild rose
Alberta Tree
Lodgepole Pine

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Alberta Bird
Great Horned Owl
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Bull Trout
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Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep

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Alberta motto
Fortis et liber
Alberta Song

      Alberta Province History
The Alberta was a part of Rupert's from the time of incorporation of the Hudson's Bay Company. In 1670 it was claimed by the English Hudson's Bay Company. In 1731 the North-West of the French settled the prairies of the west, establishing communities such as Lac La Biche and Bonnyville. The North-West Company of Montreal occupied the northern part of Alberta territory. In 1788 the Roderick Mackenzie found fort Chipewyan on Lake Athabasca. His cousin, Sir Alexander Mackenzie followed the North Saskatchewan River. Most of Alberta's territory was included in Rupert's Land. It is transferred to Canada in 1870. Northern Alberta was included in the North-Western Territory until 1870. This culminated in 1870 with the Battle of the Belly River between the Blackfoot Confederacy and the Cree. In 1882 the district of Alberta was created as a pert of the North-West Territories. In 1905 district of Alberta was enlarged and given provincial status. Alberta became a province on September 1st of 1905. Alexander Cameron Rutherford was the first premier of Alberta Province.

      Alberta Province Tourist Information
Alberta Province has been a tourist destination from the early days of the 20th century. Alberta is an important destination for tourists. The province has many tourism attractions. The important destination is Drumheller Valley. More than 650,000 tourists visit Alberta each year. It is located on northeast of Calgary. The Province has natural attractions like Elk Island National Park, Wood Buffalo National Park and the Columbia Icefield. There are many outdoor festivals, professional athletic events, international sporting competitions such as the Commonwealth Games and Olympic Games, as well as more attractions. Banff National Park and Jasper National Park are well known tourist destinations in Alberta.

      Alberta Province Transportation
Alberta contains more than 180,000 km of highways and roads. The main north-south corridor is Highway 2. Alberta has two main east-west corridors and the other major corridor through central Alberta is Highway 11. The Highway 12 connects many of the smaller towns in central Alberta with Calgary and Edmonton, as it crosses Highway 2 just west of Red Deer. Calgary and Edmonton has international airport. Calgary International Airport and Edmonton International Airport are the fourth and fifth busiest in Canada respectively. The Province railways operated by the Canadian Pacific Railway and Canadian National Railway companies.

      Alberta Taxes
Alberta Province non-renewable natural resources Tax- 30.4%
Alberta Province personal income taxes - 22.3%
Alberta Province corporate and other taxes - 19.6%
Alberta Province Goods and Services Tax - 5%

      Alberta Universities
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Camrose - 35,490 Students
Athabasca University, Athabasca - 31,250 Students
University of Calgary, Calgary - 27,760 Students
University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Edmonton, Calgary - 8,230 Students
Mount Royal University, Calgary - 13,278 Students
Grant MacEwan University, Edmonton - 9,547 Students

      Alberta Province Religions
Alberta Roman Catholic Population is 26%
Alberta Buddhist Population is 1%
Alberta Pentcostal Population is 1%
Alberta Muslim Population is 2%
Alberta Mormon Population is 2%
Alberta Baptist Population is 2%
Alberta Lutheran Population is 5%
Alberta Anglican Population is 6%
Alberta United Church Population is 13%
Alberta No religion Population is 33%
Alberta other population is 19%

      Alberta Municipal Districts & Counties
Acadia Municipal District, Alberta - Population 545
Athabasca County, Alberta - Population 7,587
Barrhead County, Alberta - Population 5,845
Beaver County, Alberta - Population 5,676
Big Lakes Municipal District, Alberta - Population 5,805
Bighorn Municipal District, Alberta - Population 1,264
Birch Hills County, Alberta - Population 1,470
Bonnyville Municipal District, Alberta - Population 10,194
Brazeau county, Alberta - Population 7,040
Camrose county, Alberta - Population 7,160
Cardston County, Alberta - Population 4,037
Clear Hills Municipal District, Alberta - Population 2,714
Clearwater County, Alberta - Population 11,826
Cypress County, Alberta - Population 6,729
Fairview Municipal District, Alberta - Population 1,432
Flagstaff County, Alberta - Population 3,506
Foothills Municipal District, Alberta - Population 19,736
Forty Mile County, Alberta - Population 3,414
Grande Prairie County, Alberta - Population 17,970
Greenview Municipal District, Alberta - Population 5,464
Kneehill County, Alberta - Population 5,218
Lac Ste. Anne County, Alberta - Population 9,516
Lac La Biche County, Alberta - Population 6,365
Lacombe County, Alberta - Population 10,742
Lamont County, Alberta - Population 1,664
Lesser Slave River Municipal District, Alberta - Population 2,820
Lethbridge County, Alberta - Population 10,302
Mackenzie County, Alberta - Population 10,002
Minburn County, Alberta - Population 3,319
Mountain View County, Alberta - Population 12,391
Newell County, Alberta - Population 6,862
Northern Lights County, Alberta - Population 3,772
Northern Sunrise County, Alberta - Population 1,747
Opportunity Municipal District, Alberta - Population 2,847
Paintearth County, Alberta - Population 2,126
Parkland county, Alberta - Population 29,265
Peace Municipal District, Alberta - Population 1,487
Pincher Creek Municipal District, Alberta - Population 3,309
Ponoka county, Alberta - Population 8,640
Provost Municipal District, Alberta - Population 2,072
Ranchland Municipal District, Alberta - Population 86
Red Deer County, Alberta - Population 19,108
Rocky View County, Alberta - Population 34,171
Saddle Hills County, Alberta - Population 2,458
Smoky Lake County, Alberta - Population 3,357
Smoky River Municipal District, Alberta - Population 2,442
Spirit River Municipal District, Alberta - Population 662
St. Paul County, Alberta - Population 5,925
Starland County, Alberta - Population 2,371
Stettler County, Alberta - Population 5,216
Strathcona County, Alberta - Population 82,511
Sturgeon County, Alberta - Population 18,621
Taber Municipal District, Alberta - Population 7,591
Thorhild County, Alberta - Population 505
Two Hills county, Alberta - Population 2,801
Vermilion River county, Alberta - Population 7,467
Vulcan County, Alberta - Population 3,718
Wainwright Municipal District, Alberta - Population 3,558
Warner County, Alberta - Population 3,674
Westlock County, Alberta - Population 6,910
Wetaskiwin County, Alberta - Population 10,535
Smoky River Municipal District, Alberta - Population 2,442
Wheatland county, Alberta - Population 8,164
Willow Creek Municipal District, Alberta - Population 5,337
Woodlands County, Alberta - Population 4,158
Yellowhead County, Alberta - Population 10,045

      Alberta Province Government
The Alberta Government is organized as a parliamentary democracy. The unicameral legislature consists of eighty three members. The government is therefore headed by the premier. The Province Premier is a Member of the Legislative Assembly. The City of Edmonton is the seat of the provincial government. Edmonton is the capital of Alberta. Alberta has mainly three political parties. They are Progressive Conservatives, the Liberals, and the social democratic New Democrats. Technically lieutenant governor is the most powerful person in Albert.

      Alberta National Parks
There are five of Canada's thirteen World Heritage Sites in Alberta. Alberta has five national parks. These parks are managed by the Parks Canada. The province national parks are Banff National Park of Canada: It is the Canada's fist heritage park. Elk Island National Park of Canada: Alberta plains oasis for rare and endangered species. Jasper National Park of Canada - UNESCO World Heritage Site and glacial jewel of the Rockies. Waterton Lakes National Park of Canada 'International Peace Park; where the Rocky Mountains meet the prairie. Wood Buffalo National Park of Canada' UNESCO World Heritage Site larger than Switzerland.

      Alberta Economy
Alberta economy play vital role in Canada Economy. As of 2007 Alberta GDP was C$74,825 and Alberta is the one of the height economy in Canada and it is the rapidly growing province in the Canada. In 2007 the Alberta economy beats the U.S states economy and other provinces of Canada. Alberta's rank was 2nd for exported of natural gas and 4th rank for producer of natural gas in the World. The Alberta's economy is mainly based on agriculture, manufacturing and technology. Alberta's main outputs of industries are crude oil, synthetic crude, petrochemicals, polyethylene and vinyl. The main farming outputs of Alberta are cattle, Sheep, Wheat canola, grains and lumber User Alberta Comments

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