Panorama of Calgary and Rocky Mountains
Cow Town, Stampede City, Heart of The New West,
The 403, C-Town
Metro Area: 1,392,609
City Area: 848 km sq
Metro Area: 5,110 km sq
Ward Sutherland, Joe Magliocca, Jyoti Gondek, Sean Chu, George Chahal, Jeff Davison, Druh Farrell, Evan Woolley, Gian-Carlo Carra, Ray Jones, Jeromy Farkas, Shane Keating, Diane Colley-Urquhart, Peter Demong
Calgary is located in the grassland region of southern Alberta where the foothills of the Rocky Mountains meet the prairie lands and the Elbow River converges with the Bow River. With a metro population of over 1.2 million people, Calgary is the largest city in Alberta – larger than the provincial capital of Edmonton – and the third largest municipality in Canada. The city of Calgary covers an area of over 848 square kilometres (327 square miles) while the Calgary Region includes a metro area of over 5,110 square kilometres (1,973 square miles), making Calgary the densest urban area in Alberta.
15 municipalities currently make up the Calgary Regional Partnership, including the cities of Calgary and Airdrie; the surrounding county of Rocky View and the Municipal District Foothills; and the towns of Banff, Black Diamond, Canmore, Chestermere, Cochrane, Crossfield, High River, Irricana, Nanton, Okotoks, Strathmore, and Turner Valley. Though four of the towns (Banff, Canmore, Nanton and Strathmore) are outside the Calgary Region's boundaries, they work with the Calgary Region municipalities to plan and grow the greater region.
The city of Calgary is the urban heart of southern Alberta, and is recognized as a tourism, agriculture and petroleum hub within the area. It is the southern anchor of the Calgary-Edmonton Corridor, and home to most of the region's residents.