A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Calgary ...
The pronunciation of Calgary: KAL-guh-ree<1>
When the people of Calgary refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Calgarian<2>
From the 2006 Statistics Canada (StatCan) census, Calgary had a population of 988,079 people.<3>
The city of Calgary was established in 1875 and was incorporated as a city January 1, 1894.
Calgary is 3,560 feet [1,085 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Calgary is about ¾ mile [or ~1 km] above sea level.
Time Zone: Calgary 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 Calgary: (403) & (587)<5>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2006 StatCan census, Calgary had a population of 988,079 people.
The population of Calgary represents 30.03% of the population of Alberta (which had 3,290,350 people at that time), making it Alberta's most populous community.
With a 2006 count of 988,079 people, the population of Calgary increased 12.41% from the 2001 StatCan census (with a count of 879,003 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Calgary.
Communities near Calgary ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance as if you drove.<6>.
To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Calgary.
Communities Also Named Calgary ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Calgary - it's located in Texas.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Calgary.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Calgary:
Websites for Calgary ...
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Calgary ...
Looking for more information about Calgary? 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 Calgary, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Calgary.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Calgary: www.calgary.ca/
The official website for Province of Alberta: https://www.alberta.ca/
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This page was last modified: 17 Jan 2019