Edmonton

Edmonton center
Skyline von Edmonton
Skyline of Edmonton
Edmonton center (Downtown)
bridge in Edmonton, High level Bridge, built 1913
road in Edmonton, Whyte Avenue (82nd Ave) in old Strathcona

Edmonton is the capital of the Canadian province Alberta and has 1.001.600 inhabitants (conditions 2004]). Thus is Edmontonthe second largest city in Alberta and the sixth-largest in Canada. At 670 km ² total area is it one of the largest cities of North America of the surface after. It has thereby in addition, one the lowest population density of North American large cities.

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history

first settlements in the today's Edmonton goes back in the year 1795 . Municipal law received Edmonton in the year 1892. 1905 were appointed the city the province capital Albertas. Seven years later Strathcona becomes south the North Saskatchewan River in in common December and the today's city form develops. At this time Edmonton had approximately 53,000 inhabitants. Starting point for the strong population growth up to the today's time are oil finds in Leduc 1947 and the closer environment. In the year 2004 the number of inhabitants jumped over the million-border.

economics

in the city is the largest shopping centre of the world, the west Edmonton Mall. The Mall accommodates among other things the “Waterpark”, a swimming pool with artificial waves also over 10 chutes, which “Galaxy country”, which is the largest indoor recreational park of the world, an ice skating rink anda cinema. In addition it contains a reproduction of the “Santa Maria”.

training system

in Edmonton is also the 1908 created University OF Alberta, one of the prominent universities of Canada.

traffic

the river, that the city crossed is the North SaskatchewanRiver. The most animated road in Edmonton is the Whyte Avenue with partially well received historical buildings.

sport

Edmonton has an ice hockey association in that national Hockey League, the Edmonton Oilers and a football association in the Canadian football League, those Edmonton Eskimos.

sons and daughters of the city

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coordinates: 53° 32 ' 50 " N, 113° 30 ' 2 " W

 

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