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Calgary, Alberta

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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 elevation 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.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive.<6>.

Community   2006
Airdrie   [Map]   28,927   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Chestermere   [Map]   9,564   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cochrane   [Map]   13,491   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Heritage Woods   [Map]   ---   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
High Point Estates   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Langdon   [Map]   ---   E   18 miles [29 km]

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.

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

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

Websites for Calgary ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:

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 ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Calgary:

The official website for Province of Alberta:

Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Calgary. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Calgary refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Calgary may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<3>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Calgary 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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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Calgary - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>Area code (587) is an overlay for area code (403).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Calgary) 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 Calgary. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Calgary

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Calgary. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 51.0638, Longitude: -114.0684     [Map].

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