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Calgary is the largest city in Alberta, and the third largest city in Canada (5th largest metro).It is situated on the banks of the Bow and Elbow Rivers. It is also located 298 km(185 miles) southeast of Edmonton, Alberta and 3,473 km(2,150 miles) northwest of Toronto, Ontario. As of the 2009 civic census, Calgary's population was 1,065,455. It serves as the primary buisness and financial hub in the prairies, as well as the heart of Canada's oil and gas sector. It also hosted the first Winter Olympics in Canada in 1988.

It's named for a small village in Scotland.

Sports: Canadian football: Calgary Stampede [famous annual event]. ........Hockey (NHL/LNH) : Calgary Flames (pas dans l'apres-saison en 2013)..

Politics: Conservative; and White Rose Party (low-tax party). Mr Stephen Harper is an MP for the city.




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