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Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. It is the world’s second largest country by total area, covering 9.98 million square kilometres (3.85 million square miles). Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean. It shares the world’s longest bi-national land border (8,891 kilometres or 5,525 mi) with the United States to the south. It is the World’s Most Educated Country, there are more lakes in Canada than the rest of the world’s lakes combined and it has the largest coastline in the world.
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67% of Canada’s electricity comes from renewable sources and 82% from non-GHG emitting sources. Canada is the world’s second largest producer of hydroelectricity and is in fourth position on cleantech according to the Global Cleantech Innovation Index.
Alberta is the most populous prairie province in Western Canada. It is one of only two land-locked provinces in western Canada, bordering the province of British Columbia to the west, the province of Saskatchewan to the east, the Northwest Territory to the north and the state of Montana to the south.
Alberta is home to a number of world renowned tourist destinations, including: Banff, Jasper, Waterton and the Rocky Mountains. Five of Canada’s fourteen UNESCO World heritage sites are located within the province: Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, Wood Buffalo National Park, Dinosaur Provincial Park and Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump.
Alberta is a leader in water protection and conservation, energy production and innovation, and food production and agritech.
With a population of 1,285,711 (2019), Calgary is Canada’s third most populous city, and Alberta’s most populous. It is situated at the confluence of the Bow River and the Elbow River in the south of the province, in an area of foothills and prairie, about 80 kilometres (50 miles) east of the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Calgary has the second-highest concentration of head offices in Canada (behind Toronto), the most head offices per capita, and the highest head office revenue per capita. Although its economy is becoming decreasingly dominated by the oil and gas industry, it is still recognized as a leader in Canadian oil and gas. The city is also recognized as a leader in Clean Tech, Bio Tech and Green Tech innovation.