Edmonton

[ ed-muh n-tuh n ]
/ ˈɛd mən tən /

noun

a city in and the capital of Alberta, in the central part, in SW Canada.

Definition for edmonton (2 of 2)

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.

Related forms

Al·ber·tan, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for edmonton (1 of 2)

Edmonton

/ (ˈɛdməntən) /

noun

a city in W Canada, capital of Alberta: oil industry. Pop: 782 101 (2001)

British Dictionary definitions for edmonton (2 of 2)

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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Culture definitions for edmonton (1 of 2)

Edmonton

Capital of Alberta, Canada, and largest city in the province.


Culture definitions for edmonton (2 of 2)

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.


Note

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

Note

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