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Calgary is a city in the Province of Alberta, Canada. It is located in the south of the province, in an area of foothills and prairie, approximately 80 km (50 mi) east of the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies. The city is located in the Grassland region of Alberta.
In 2006, the City of Calgary had a population of 988,193 making it the third-largest municipality in the country and largest in Alberta. The entire metropolitan area had a 2006 population of 1,079,310, making it the fifth-largest census metropolitan area (CMA) in Canada. In 2009, Calgary's metropolitan population was estimated at 1,230,248, raising its rank to fourth-largest CMA in Canada.
Located 294 kilometres (183 miles) south of Edmonton, statisticians define the narrowly populated area between these cities as the "Calgary–Edmonton Corridor."
Economic activity in Calgary is mostly centred on the petroleum industry, agriculture, and tourism. In 1988, Calgary became the first Canadian city to host the Olympic Winter Games.
In 2011, the UARS satellite crashed just south of Calgary.
A founder of the city's professional wrestling tradition was Stu Hart, patriarch of one of the most prominent families in the history of the business.
- Canadian National Wrestling Alliance (1990-2013)
- Canadian Rocky Mountain Wrestling (1992-1995)
- Hart Legacy Wrestling (2013- )
- Stampede Wrestling (1948-1989, 1999-2008)
- Calgary on Wikipedia