Edmonton , city Canadian, is the capital of the province of the Alberta. It is located in the central area of the north of the province, sector whose ground seems most fertile of the west. It is the second plus big city of Alberta after Calgary and it counts 730.372 inhabitants (2007). It also constitutes the core of the fifth greater agglomeration of the country with a population of 1.034.945 inhabitants (2007) by including the towns of Saint Albert, Sherwood Park and many others. The city is located on the Rivière Saskatchewan-north.
HistoryEdmonton was founded in 1795 by the Compagnie of Hudson Bay. Fort Edmonton, which became a commercial center of local fur, was the principal stagnation point for pioneers active in the north or the west of Canada.
As the government at low prices offered grounds to the colonists, the area around Fort Edmonton started to develop quickly. Edmonton officially became a city in 1892 with a population of 700 people.
In 1904, Edmonton counted 9.000 residents and was built-in like city the same year. Alberta became a province in 1905 and the city was officially declared provincial capital in 1906. The other compétitrices were Calgary, Red Deer and Banff. The research of gold in the north of the Canada also helped the city to develop. It is about the only city in Alberta which succeeded in escaping the culture country (or almost).
DistrictsEdmonton is divided into many districts. The downtown area, which is in redéveloppement since the launching of the Capital City Downtown Plan of 1997, contains the CBD and 4000 inhabitants. One can find there the districts following: Commercial Core, Arts District, Rice Howard Way Pedestrian Badly, MacKay Avenue, To marble-West, Warehouse District and Government Precinct.
Around the center are many districts like Glenora, Westmount, Queen Mary Park, Central McDougall and McCauley on northern bank of the river, and Windsor Park, Garneau, Strathcona, Bonnie Doon and Strathearn on southern bank. Beyond the suburbs are located. Most known of them is Mill Woods, district of 100.000 inhabitants. If Woods Millet were an independent commune, it would be the third plus big city of Alberta after Calgary and Edmonton. Several new districts make their appearance in the south and the south-west, of which those of MacEwan, Terwillegar and Rutherford.
Mets typical of EdmontonIn Edmonton, one eats sausage with cow. This one, although the name can seem to you disgusting, has nothing to do with the cow, nor with sausage. On the contrary, corn is taken and one mixes it with ketchup, mayonnaise and vinaigrette. One mixes well this delicious mixture filled with extase. Then one incorporates this mixture in a white bread section 20 X 20 and one makes cook with the furnace 20 minutes with 350 degrees.
- Cathedral Saint-Joseph d' Edmonton
- Official site
Simple: Edmonton, Alberta
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