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The capital of Alberta is Edmonton.
The 2-Letter Postal Abbreviation / Code for Alberta: AB
Typical abbreviation for Alberta: Alta. (in French: Alb.)
The pronunciation of Alberta:
When the people of Alberta refer to themselves: 1:
Time Zone: The province of Alberta is in the Mountain Time (MST/MDT) zone and observes daylight saving time.
Canada has two official languages: English and French. English is the most common language spoken in Alberta, where approximately 92% of the residents speak only English (ie- Anglophones).
Nicknames for Alberta: "The Princess Province"; "The Energy Province"; "The Sunshine Province"
Provincial Motto: "Fortis Et Liber" (Strong and free)
Provincial Bird: Great Horned Owl (bubo virginianus)
Provincial Tree: Lodgepool Pine (pinus contorta)
Provincial Flower: Wild Rose (rosa acicluaris)
Confederation: Alberta joined the Confederation on Sep 1, 1905.
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