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About Calgary (excerpt from Wikipedia )
Calgary is a city in the province of Alberta, Canada. It is situated in the south of the province, in a region of foothills and high plains, approximately 80 km east of the front ranges of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. As of 2004, the metropolitan population was at an estimated 1,037,100. Calgary is the largest city in Alberta and the third largest by population in Canada. It serves as the hub of the fifth largest Census Metropolitan Area in the country an is located within the densely populated "Calgary - Edmonton Corridor" (one of four such regions that, in total, comprise 50% of the Canadian population).It is the largest Canadian metropolitan area west of Toronto and east of Vancouver. Calgary has the second highest concentration of head offices in Canada.
Calgary is a four-season playground with professional sport teams, world-class winter resorts and internationally renowned wilderness all within easy reach of this vibrant metropolitan city. It is a Canadian transportation centre and a central cargo hub for European freight into and out of north-western North America.
Calgary's economy is largely centred on the petroleum industry, with agriculture, tourism, and the high-tech industries contributing to the city's rapid economic growth