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Edmonton



Introduction of Edmonton
City and capital of Alberta, on the North Saskatchewan River, 190 mi N of Calgary, in the central part of the province. Founded as a fort in 1807, it grew as an agricultural center after the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1891. It became the capital of Alberta in 1905. The city has oil, gas, and coal fields in the vicinity and is a major center of NW Canada.

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