Calgary

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A city in the province of Alberta in Canada. Calgary is situated towards the south of the province, in a region of hills and high plains east of the Rocky Mountains. As of 2001, the population was just a few hundred thousand short of a million.

Calgary's economy is largely centered on the petroleum industry, with agriculture and hi-tech industries contributing to the city's rapid economic growth.

The University of Calgary is located in the city. Calgary is well known for the annual Calgary stampede featuring a rodeo and other events. It was also host to the Winter Olympic Games in 1988.