Alberta

[ al-bur-tuh ]
/ ælˈbɜr tə /

noun

a province in W Canada. 255,285 sq. mi. (661,190 sq. km). Capital: Edmonton. Abbreviation: Alba., Alta.
a female given name, form of Albertine.

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OTHER WORDS FROM Alberta

Al·ber·tan, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for alberta

Alberta
/ (ælˈbɜːtə) /

noun

a province of W Canada: mostly prairie, with the Rocky Mountains in the southwest Capital: Edmonton. Pop: 3 201 895 (2004 est). Area: 661 188 sq km (255 285 sq miles)Abbreviation: Alta, AB
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Cultural definitions for alberta

Alberta

Province in western Canada, bordered by the Northwest Territories to the north, Saskatchewan to the east, Montana to the south, and British Columbia to the west. Edmonton is its capital and largest city.

notes for Alberta

Recent exploitation of oil, natural gas, and mineral resources has replaced agriculture as Alberta's primary industry.

notes for Alberta

Banff, in the Canadian Rockies (see Rocky Mountains), is a popular vacation spot.
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