a province in W Canada. 255,285 sq. mi. (661,190 sq. km).
Capital: Edmonton.
Abbreviation: Alba., Alta.
a female given name, form of .
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More connections between it and the albertan railways were required; and he was in Canada looking round and negotiating.
Lady Merton, Colonist Mrs. Humphry Ward

of or relating to Alberta or its inhabitants
a native or inhabitant of Alberta
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.

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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