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Medicine Hat, Alberta (City)

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Medicine Hat, known to locals as the Hat, is a city located in the southeastern part of the province of Alberta, Canada. It has the total area of is 112.0 square kilometers. The total population of the city is 56,048 as per 2005 census and population density of 467 square kilometers.
It is situated on the Trans-Canada Highway, the eastern terminus of the Crowsnest Highway, and the South Saskatchewan River. Nearby towns considered part of the Medicine Hat area include Dunmore, Seven Persons, Redcliff, and Irvine. The Cypress Hills including Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park is a relatively short distance by car to the southeast of the city. Its major claim to fame is Rudyard Kipling's famous line all hell for a basement referring to the vast reserves of natural gas beneath it.
Located in downtown Medicine Hat, the Esplanade is a large multi purpose cultural centre. The facility features a 700 plus seat performing arts theatre, art gallery, museum, archives, gift shop and cafe. The Esplanade officially opened in October 2005. Medicine Hat has a semiarid continental climate, with cold, dry winters and warm to hot summers. Summer daytime temperatures are made tolerable by low humidity and rapid cooling in the evening hours. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace. The region enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers.

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