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Edmonton, Alberta

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Welcome to Edmonton ...

The pronunciation of Edmonton: ED-muhn-tuhn<1>

When the people of Edmonton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Edmontonian<2>

From the 2006 Statistics Canada (StatCan) census, Edmonton had a population of 730,372 people.<3>

The city of Edmonton was established in 1795 and was incorporated as a city October 8, 1904.

Edmonton is 2,100 feet [640 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Edmonton 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).

Area codes for Edmonton: (780) & (587)<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2006 StatCan census, Edmonton had a population of 730,372 people.

The population of Edmonton represents 22.2% of the population of Alberta (which had 3,290,350 people at that time), making it Alberta's 2nd most populous community.

With a 2006 count of 730,372 people, the population of Edmonton increased 9.65% from the 2001 StatCan census (which had a count of 666,104 people).

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

Communities near Edmonton ...

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 driving.<6>.

Community   2006
Beaumont   [Map]   8,961   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Bon Accord   [Map]   1,534   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Devon   [Map]   6,261   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Fort Saskatchewan   [Map]   14,957   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Leduc   [Map]   16,967   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Morinville   [Map]   6,775   N   18 miles [29 km]

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

Communities Also Named Edmonton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Edmonton - they are located in Kentucky and Ontario.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Edmonton.

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 Edmonton. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.

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

Websites for Edmonton ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:
Junior League:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Edmonton ...

Looking for more information about Edmonton? 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 Edmonton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Edmonton.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Edmonton. 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 Edmonton 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 Edmonton 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 Edmonton 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 Edmonton - 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 (780).

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<6>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Edmonton) 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 Edmonton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Edmonton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Edmonton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.5500, Longitude: -113.5000     [Map].

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