City of Edmonton population has grown from 148 people in 1878 to over 932,546 residents in 2016 (as per Municipal Census), with an estimated Metropolitan population of 1,278,000. Edmonton is the fifth largest city in Canada. Edmonton is situated on the North Saskatchewan River in the central region of Alberta. The city has numerous parks, walking and bicycle trails in it's River Valley and throughout the city.
A city of 684.25 square kilometers, (264.58square miles), it has one of the lowest population densities in North America. Edmonton is known as the Gateway to the North, the City of Champions and Festival City because of its year round fun and festivals. Edmonton has a diverse population which is evident during "Heritage Festival" held August long weekend.
The city got it's name "City of Champions" after the 1987 tornado when the community pulled together, supported and helped each other like true champions. Edmonton is home to North America's largest indoor amusement park and mall, West Edmonton Mall (1981), and Canada's largest historical park, Fort Edmonton (1795).
The current population growth shows that Edmonton's economical conditions are stable compared to some other Canadian cities.
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