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Edmonton {{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}} is the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta. Edmonton is on the North Saskatchewan River and is the centre of the Edmonton Capital Region, which is surrounded by Alberta's central region.

The city had a population of 877,926 in the 2014 census,<ref> http://www.edmonton.ca/city_government/facts_figures/population-history.aspx </ref> making it Alberta's second-largest city and Canada's fifth-largest municipality. This population represents 66 percent of the total 2014 population of 1,328,300 <ref> http://www.statcan.gc.ca/tables-tableaux/sum-som/l01/cst01/demo05a-eng.htm </ref> within the Edmonton census metropolitan area (CMA), Canada's fifth-largest CMA by population. Edmonton is the northernmost North American city with a metropolitan population over one million. A resident of Edmonton is known as an Edmontonian.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref>

Edmonton's historic growth has been facilitated through the absorption of five adjacent urban municipalities (Strathcona, North Edmonton, West Edmonton, Beverly and Jasper Place)<ref name=pophistory>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> and a series of annexations ending in 1982.<ref name=AnnexationMap>{{#invoke:Citation/CS1 | citation |CitationClass=map }}</ref> Edmonton serves as the northern anchor of the Calgary–Edmonton Corridor.<ref name=CRBGeoProfile/> Known as the "Gateway to the North",<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> the city is a staging point for large-scale oil sands projects occurring in northern Alberta and large-scale diamond mining operations in the Northwest Territories.<ref name="The Diavik Diamond Mine">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

Edmonton is a cultural, governmental and educational centre. It hosts a year-round slate of festivals, reflected in the nickname "Canada's Festival City".<ref name=nicknames/> It is home to North America's largest mall, West Edmonton Mall (the world's largest mall from 1981 until 2004),<ref name="Welcome to West Edmonton Mall's Website.">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> and Fort Edmonton Park, Canada's largest living history museum.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>


Edmonton sections
Intro   History    Geography    Demographics    Economy    Arts and culture    Sports and recreation    Government    Infrastructure    Education    Media    Sister cities    See also    References    Further reading    External links   

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Edmonton {{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}} is the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta. Edmonton is on the North Saskatchewan River and is the centre of the Edmonton Capital Region, which is surrounded by Alberta's central region.

The city had a population of 877,926 in the 2014 census,<ref> http://www.edmonton.ca/city_government/facts_figures/population-history.aspx </ref> making it Alberta's second-largest city and Canada's fifth-largest municipality. This population represents 66 percent of the total 2014 population of 1,328,300 <ref> http://www.statcan.gc.ca/tables-tableaux/sum-som/l01/cst01/demo05a-eng.htm </ref> within the Edmonton census metropolitan area (CMA), Canada's fifth-largest CMA by population. Edmonton is the northernmost North American city with a metropolitan population over one million. A resident of Edmonton is known as an Edmontonian.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref>

Edmonton's historic growth has been facilitated through the absorption of five adjacent urban municipalities (Strathcona, North Edmonton, West Edmonton, Beverly and Jasper Place)<ref name=pophistory>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> and a series of annexations ending in 1982.<ref name=AnnexationMap>{{#invoke:Citation/CS1 | citation |CitationClass=map }}</ref> Edmonton serves as the northern anchor of the Calgary–Edmonton Corridor.<ref name=CRBGeoProfile/> Known as the "Gateway to the North",<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> the city is a staging point for large-scale oil sands projects occurring in northern Alberta and large-scale diamond mining operations in the Northwest Territories.<ref name="The Diavik Diamond Mine">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

Edmonton is a cultural, governmental and educational centre. It hosts a year-round slate of festivals, reflected in the nickname "Canada's Festival City".<ref name=nicknames/> It is home to North America's largest mall, West Edmonton Mall (the world's largest mall from 1981 until 2004),<ref name="Welcome to West Edmonton Mall's Website.">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> and Fort Edmonton Park, Canada's largest living history museum.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>


Edmonton sections
Intro   History    Geography    Demographics    Economy    Arts and culture    Sports and recreation    Government    Infrastructure    Education    Media    Sister cities    See also    References    Further reading    External links   

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