Edmonton



[ed-muh n-tuh n] /ˈɛd mən tən/

noun
1.
a city in and the capital of Alberta, in the central part, in SW Canada.
[al-bur-tuh] /ælˈbɜr tə/
noun
1.
a province in W Canada. 255,285 sq. mi. (661,190 sq. km).
Capital: Edmonton.
Abbreviation: Alba., Alta.
2.
a female given name, form of .
/ˈɛdməntən/
noun
1.
a city in W Canada, capital of Alberta: oil industry. Pop: 782 101 (2001)
/ælˈbɜːtə/
noun
1.
a province of W Canada: mostly prairie, with the Rocky Mountains in the southwest Capital: Edmonton. Pop: 3 201 895 (2004 est). Area: 661 188 sq km (255 285 sq miles) Abbreviation Alta, AB

Canadian province, founded in 1882 and named for Princess Louise Caroline Alberta (1848-1939), fourth daughter of Queen Victoria, wife of the governor general, John Douglas Sutherland Campbell, Marquess of Lorne. She was named for her father, Prince Albert.

Capital of Alberta, Canada, and largest city in the province.

Province in western Canada, bordered by the Northwest Territories to the north, Saskatchewan to the east, Montana to the south, and British Columbia to the west. Edmonton is its capital and largest city.

Note: Recent exploitation of oil, natural gas, and mineral resources has replaced agriculture as Alberta’s primary industry.

Note: Banff, in the Canadian Rockies (see Rocky Mountains), is a popular vacation spot.

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