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 (ăl-bûr′tə) Abbr. AB or Alba. or Alta.
A province of western Canada between British Columbia and Saskatchewan. It was admitted as a province in 1905. Wheat farming and cattle ranching were the basis of the province's economy until the discovery of oil and natural gas in the early 1960s. Edmonton is the capital and Calgary the largest city.

Al·ber′tan adj. & n.
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(Placename) a province of W Canada: mostly prairie, with the Rocky Mountains in the southwest Capital: Edmonton. Pop: 3 645 257 (2011 est). Area: 661 188 sq km (255 285 sq miles). Abbreviation: Alta or AB
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(ælˈbɜr tə)

a province in W Canada. 2,847,000; 255,285 sq. mi. (661,190 sq. km). Cap.: Edmonton. Abbr.: AB, Alta.
Al•ber′tan, adj., n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Alberta - one of the three prairie provinces in western CanadaAlberta - one of the three prairie provinces in western Canada; rich in oil and natural gas and minerals
Canada - a nation in northern North America; the French were the first Europeans to settle in mainland Canada; "the border between the United States and Canada is the longest unguarded border in the world"
Banff - a popular vacation spot in the Canadian Rockies
Calgary - the largest city in southern Alberta; an oil and gas center and a technology center for Alberta and most of western Canada
Edmonton - the capital of the province of Alberta
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The Ministry of Advanced Education and Technology's 2008-11 business plan identifies how it plans to work over the next three years to enhance advanced learning opportunities and innovation for all Albertans. Alberta's advanced learning system is composed of public board-governed institutions, the apprenticeship and industry training system, community consortia, private providers and community-based organizations.
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