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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) and (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 ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Edmonton and not the distance if you are driving it.<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 that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Edmonton. We make it easy to see an overhead 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 get an overview with links that will help you to 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.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Edmonton. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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The Communities of Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Edmonton:

The official website for Province of Alberta:

Footnotes ...

<1>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation. While it might not be exactly right, it should 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). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Edmonton.

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Edmonton. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Edmonton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Edmonton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, 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 that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.5500, Longitude: -113.5000     [Map].

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Edmonton.


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