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Calgary, Alberta (City)

Canada is a country in the northern half of North America. It is the 2nd largest country in the world in area, after Russia, and has the longest coastline of any country in the world, being next to the Pacific, Arctic, and Atlantic Oceans. Canada has the highest mountain range in the whole world. Around 30 million people live in Canada's ten provinces and three territories. Ottawa is the capital of Canada.
Calgary is the biggest city in the oil-rich province of Alberta, Canada. It is in the south of the province, in a region of foothills and high plains, approximately 80 kilometers from east of the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies. Calgary is the third biggest civic municipality, by population, in Canada. In 2006, the population of the city was 991,759. It is located within the relatively densely populated Calgary Edmonton Corridor. It is the biggest Canadian metropolitan area between Toronto and Vancouver.
Calgary is located within the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and is relatively hilly. The city proper covers a land area of 721 square kilometers. Calgary has a highland continental climate with long, but highly variable, winters and short, warm summers. Calgary has a flourishing festival scene with festivals being held all year round. Calgary is home to a number of major annual festivals and events.  
Canada is a popular travel destination for visitors and globe trotters from all over the world who appreciate its beautiful landscapes, rich culture, various local cuisine, hospitality and safety.

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