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Edmonton /ˈɛdməntən/ is the capital of Alberta, Canada. Edmonton is on the North Saskatchewan River and is the centre of the Edmonton Capital Region, which is surrounded by Alberta's central region.

City
City of Edmonton
From top left: Downtown Edmonton, Fort Edmonton Park, Legislature Building, Law Courts, Rogers Place, High Level Bridge, Muttart Conservatory
Flag of Edmonton
Coat of arms of Edmonton
Official logo of Edmonton
Nickname(s): Canada's Festival City, City of Champions, The Oil Capital of Canada
Motto: Industry, Integrity, Progress
Edmonton is located in Canada
Edmonton
Edmonton
Edmonton is located in Alberta
Edmonton
Edmonton
Coordinates: 53°32′N 113°30′W / 53.533°N 113.500°W / 53.533; -113.500Coordinates: 53°32′N 113°30′W / 53.533°N 113.500°W / 53.533; -113.500
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Region Edmonton Capital Region
Census division 11
Founded 1795
Incorporated  
 • Town January 9, 1892
 • City October 8, 1904
Amalgamated February 12, 1912
Government
 • Mayor Don Iveson
 • Governing body Edmonton City Council
 • Manager Linda Cochrane
 • MPs
 • MLAs
Area (2011)
 • City 684.37 km (264.24 sq mi)
 • Metro 9,426.73 km (3,639.68 sq mi)
Elevation 645 m (2,116 ft)
Population (2011)
 • City 812,201 (5th)
 • Density 1,186.8/km (3,074/sq mi)
 • Urban 960,015 (5th)
 • Metro 1,159,869 (6th)
 • Metro density 123.0/km (319/sq mi)
 • Municipal census (2016) 899,447
Demonym(s) Edmontonian
Time zone MST (UTC−7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC−6)
Postal code span T5A to T6Z
Area code(s) 780, 587, 825
NTS Map 083H11
GNBC Code IACMP
Median income (all census families) C$ 88,075 (2011)
Average income per household C$ 103,856 (est. 2011)
Public transit Edmonton Transit System
Highways 2, 14, 15, 16, 16A, 28, 28A, 37, 100, 216
Waterways North Saskatchewan River, Big Lake, Whitemud Creek, Blackmud Creek, Mill Creek, Fulton Creek
GDP US$ 88.2 billion
GDP per capita US$ 62,832
Website Official website

Edmonton /ˈɛdməntən/ is the capital of Alberta, Canada. 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 899,447 in the 2016 municipal census, is Alberta's second-largest city and Canada's fifth-largest municipality. This population represents 66 percent of the total 2015 population of 1,363,300 within the Edmonton census metropolitan area (CMA), Canada's fifth-largest CMA by population. Edmonton is the most northern North American city with a metropolitan population over one million. A resident of Edmonton is known as an Edmontonian.

Edmonton's historic growth has been facilitated through the absorption of five adjacent urban municipalities (Strathcona, North Edmonton, West Edmonton, Beverly and Jasper Place) and a series of annexations ending in 1982. Edmonton serves as the northern anchor of the Calgary–Edmonton Corridor. Known as the "Gateway to the North", 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.

Edmonton is a cultural, governmental and educational centre. It hosts a year-round slate of festivals, reflected in the nickname "Canada's Festival City". It is home to North America's largest mall, West Edmonton Mall (the world's largest mall from 1981 until 2004), and Fort Edmonton Park, Canada's largest living history museum.