Edmonton is the capital of the province of Alberta in Canada. It’s Alberta’s second largest metropolis. Solely Calgary has extra individuals. Edmonton covers 264 sq. miles (684 sq. kilometers) in central Alberta.

 The Blackfoot and Cree Indians lived within the Edmonton space lengthy earlier than the primary Europeans arrived. In 1795, a British group referred to as the Hudson’s Bay Firm constructed a fur-buying and selling submit on the North Saskatchewan River. The corporate named the submit Fort Edmonton, after the English metropolis of Edmonton. The fort turned an necessary fur-buying and selling middle. Fort Edmonton grew in measurement and eventually turned a metropolis in 1904. In 1905, Edmonton turned the capital of Alberta.

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