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Alberta

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Calgary is a city in the Canadian province of Alberta.
About south of the capital is Calgary, the largest city in Alberta.

1988 Winter Olympics

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In 1988, Calgary became the first Canadian city to host the Winter Olympic Games.
The 1988 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XV Olympic Winter Games (Les XVes Jeux olympiques d'hiver), was a Winter Olympics multi-sport event celebrated in and around Calgary, Alberta, Canada, between February 13 and 28, 1988 and were the first Winter Olympics to be held over a whole two week period.

Bow River

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It is situated at the confluence of the Bow River and the Elbow River in the south of the province, in an area of foothills and prairie, about 80 km east of the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies.
The Bow River runs through the city of Calgary, taking in the Elbow River at the historic site of Fort Calgary near downtown.

Calgary–Edmonton Corridor

The city anchors the south end of what Statistics Canada defines as the "Calgary–Edmonton Corridor".
Measured from north to south, the region covers a distance of approximately 400 km. It includes the entire census metropolitan areas of Calgary and Edmonton and the census agglomerations of Red Deer and Wetaskiwin.

Calgary Stampede

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In the Slavey language, the area was known as Klincho-tinay-indihay meaning "many horse town", referring to the Calgary Stampede and the city's settler heritage.
The Calgary Stampede is an annual rodeo, exhibition, and festival held every July in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Elbow River

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It is situated at the confluence of the Bow River and the Elbow River in the south of the province, in an area of foothills and prairie, about 80 km east of the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies.
It flows from the Canadian Rockies to the city of Calgary, where it merges into the Bow River.

List of the 100 largest municipalities in Canada by population

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The city had a population of 1,239,220 in 2016, making it Alberta's largest city and Canada's third-largest municipality.

List of cities in Alberta

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The city had a population of 1,239,220 in 2016, making it Alberta's largest city and Canada's third-largest municipality.
Alberta's largest and smallest cities are Calgary and Wetaskiwin, with populations of 1,239,220 and 12,655, respectively.

Naheed Nenshi

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As Mayor Naheed Nenshi (A'paistootsiipsii; Iitiya) describes, "There have always been people here. In Biblical times there were people here. For generations beyond number, people have come here to this land, drawn here by the water. They come here to hunt and fish; to trade; to live; to love; to have great victories; to taste bitter disappointment; but above all to engage in that very human act of building community."
Naheed Kurban Nenshi (born February 2, 1972) is a Canadian politician who is the 36th mayor of Calgary, Alberta.

Canadian Pacific Railway

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When the Canadian Pacific Railway reached the area in 1883, and a rail station was constructed, Calgary began to grow into an important commercial and agricultural centre.
Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, it owns approximately 12500 mi of track all across Canada and into the United States, stretching from Montreal to Vancouver, and as far north as Edmonton.

Calgary Police Service

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The Calgary Police Service was established in 1885 and assumed municipal, local duties from the NWMP.
Calgary Police Service (CPS), formed in 1885, is the municipal police force for the City of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Canadian Prairies

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It is situated at the confluence of the Bow River and the Elbow River in the south of the province, in an area of foothills and prairie, about 80 km east of the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies.
The zones around the cities of Regina and immediately east of Calgary are also very dry.

Calgary, Mull

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Calgary was named after Calgary on the Isle of Mull, Scotland.
It was the origin of the name of Fort Calgary in Canada, which became the city of Calgary, Alberta.

George Murdoch

Calgary was officially incorporated as a town in 1884, and elected its first mayor, George Murdoch.
George Murdoch (April 29, 1850 – February 2, 1910) was the first mayor of Calgary, Alberta.

Downtown Calgary

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During these boom years, skyscrapers were constructed and the relatively low-rise downtown quickly became dense with tall buildings.
Downtown Calgary is a region of central Calgary, Alberta, it contains the second largest concentration of head offices in Canada.

List of tallest buildings in Calgary

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During these boom years, skyscrapers were constructed and the relatively low-rise downtown quickly became dense with tall buildings.
At a municipal population of as of April 1, 2018, and a metropolitan population of as of July 1, 2016, Calgary is both the largest city and largest metropolitan area in the Canadian province of Alberta.

Canmore, Alberta

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The nearby mountain resort towns of Banff, Lake Louise, and Canmore are also becoming increasingly popular with tourists, and are bringing people into Calgary as a result.
Canmore is a town in Alberta, Canada, located approximately 81 km west of Calgary near the southeast boundary of Banff National Park.

Calgary Metropolitan Region

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Proximate urban communities beyond the city within the Calgary Region include: the City of Airdrie to the north; the City of Chestermere, the Town of Strathmore and the Hamlet of Langdon to the east; the towns of Okotoks and High River to the south; and the Town of Cochrane to the northwest.
The Calgary Metropolitan Region (CMR), also commonly referred to as the Calgary Region, is a conglomeration of municipalities centred on Calgary, the largest city in Alberta.

Tsuut'ina language

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In the Tsuut'ina (Sarcee) language, the area is known as Kootsisáw meaning "elbow".
The Tsuut’ina language (formerly known as Sarcee or Sarsi) is spoken by the people of the Tsuut'ina Nation, whose reserve and community is near Calgary, Alberta.

Fish Creek Provincial Park

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Since the climate of the region is generally dry, dense vegetation occurs naturally only in the river valleys, on some north-facing slopes, and within Fish Creek Provincial Park.
Fish Creek Park is a provincial park located in the southern part of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Banff, Alberta

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The nearby mountain resort towns of Banff, Lake Louise, and Canmore are also becoming increasingly popular with tourists, and are bringing people into Calgary as a result.
It is located in Alberta's Rockies along the Trans-Canada Highway, approximately 126 km west of Calgary and 58 km east of Lake Louise.

Rocky View County

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The city is immediately surrounded by two municipal districts – the Municipal District of Foothills No. 31 to the south and Rocky View County to the north, west and east.
It surrounds most of Calgary, forming the city's northern boundary and most of the city's western and eastern boundaries.

John Glenn (Alberta)

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John Glenn was the first documented European settler in the Calgary area, in 1873.
John Glenn (1833 in County Mayo, Ireland – January 9, 1886 in Calgary, Alberta) was the first documented European to settle in the Calgary, Alberta, Canada area.

Fort Calgary

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Originally named Fort Brisebois, after NWMP officer Éphrem-A. Brisebois, it was renamed Fort Calgary in 1876 by Colonel James Macleod.
Fort Calgary was established in 1875 as Fort Brisebois by the North-West Mounted Police at the confluence of the Bow and Elbow rivers, on traditional Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) territory in what is now called Calgary.

Okotoks

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Proximate urban communities beyond the city within the Calgary Region include: the City of Airdrie to the north; the City of Chestermere, the Town of Strathmore and the Hamlet of Langdon to the east; the towns of Okotoks and High River to the south; and the Town of Cochrane to the northwest.
It is situated on the Sheep River, approximately 18 km south of the City of Calgary.