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Alberta: The Basics

Population: As of January 1, 2009, Alberta's population is estimated to be 3,632,483. This represents a yearly increase of approximately 91,251 persons (or 2.58% growth) for the twelve months ending January 1, 2008. Source: Alberta Finance

Capital City: Edmonton

Currency: Canadian dollar

Weather: Current weather in Alberta external link icon

Telephone Area Codes: 780 in the northern part of the province, 403 in the south, 587 across the province

Proclaimed a Province: September 1, 1905

Time Zone: Mountain Time (two hours behind Toronto or New York; one hour ahead of Vancouver, Seattle or Los Angeles; seven hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT); and six hours behind GMT during Daylight Savings Time)