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Airdrie, Alberta

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Welcome to Airdrie ...

From the 2006 Statistics Canada (StatCan) census, Airdrie had a population of 28,927 people.<1>

The city of Airdrie was founded in 1889 and was incorporated as a city January 1, 1985.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Airdrie: Named after Airdrie, Scotland.

Airdrie is 3,530 feet [1,076 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Airdrie is about ¾ mile [or ~1 km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Airdrie lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: MST- Heure Normale des Rocheuses (HNR), MDT- Heure Avancée des Rocheuses (HAR).

Telephone area codes for Airdrie: (403) & (587)<3>

The Canadian Postal Codes for Airdrie: T4A, T4B<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2006 StatCan census, Airdrie had a population of 28,927 people.

The population of Airdrie represents 0.88% of the total population of Alberta (which had 3,290,350 people at that time), making it Alberta's 8th most populous community.

With a 2006 count of 28,927 people, the population of Airdrie increased 41.75% from the 2001 StatCan census (which had a count of 20,407 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Airdrie.

Communities near Airdrie ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Airdrie and not the distance if you are going to drive.<5>.

Community   2006
Balzac   [Map]   ---   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Calgary   [Map]   988,079   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Carstairs   [Map]   2,699   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Chestermere   [Map]   9,564   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Coral Springs   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Crossfield   [Map]   2,668   N   10 miles [16.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Airdrie.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Airdrie. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Airdrie:

Websites for Airdrie ...

Official Website:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Airdrie ...

Looking for more information about Airdrie? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Airdrie, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Airdrie.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Airdrie:

The official website for Province of Alberta:

Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Airdrie were taken from various sources and although they can be traced back to Statistics Canada (StatCan), they should not be considered official.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Airdrie - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (587) is an overlay for area code (403).

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<4>The Canadian Postal Code consists of 6 characters, where the first three characters are the 'Forward Sortation Area (FSA)', with the last three characters being the 'Local Delivery Unit (LDU)'. In the case of Airdrie, we provide only the FSA and not the LDU. The Canadian Postal Codes were created as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. So keep in mind that any given Postal Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Airdrie). The boundaries of the Postal Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other Postal Codes. When looking for a Postal Code, whether Airdrie or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the Canada Post / Postes Canada.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Airdrie) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Airdrie. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Airdrie

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Airdrie. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.2875, Longitude: -114.0007     [Map].

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