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A city of southern Alberta, Canada, south of Edmonton. It grew with the development of the cattle industry in the late 1800s and later became the center of Canada's petroleum industry.

Cal·gar′i·an (-gâr′ē-ən, -găr′-) n.


(Placename) a city in Canada, in S Alberta: centre of a large agricultural region; oilfields. Pop: 879 277 (2001)


(ˈkæl gə ri)

a city in S Alberta, in SW Canada. 710,677.
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Noun1.Calgary - the largest city in southern Alberta; an oil and gas center and a technology center for Alberta and most of western Canada
Alberta - one of the three prairie provinces in western Canada; rich in oil and natural gas and minerals
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2500 University Drive, NW Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4
Address for correspondence: Kevin Fonseca, Provincial Laboratory for Public Health (Microbiology), 3030 Hospital Dr NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2W 4W1; fax: 403270-2216; email: k.
This work was supported by Alberta Health and Wellness, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
is a large, independent upstream oil and gas company headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2L 2K8; fax: 403-770-3347; email: sameer.
Calgary Laboratory Services, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; ([dagger]) University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; and ([double dagger]) Calgary Health Region, Calgary, Alberta, Canada