Calgary Facts

Calgary Facts

Calgary offers all the energy of a large metropolitan city with the warm and welcoming spirit of a connected community.

Calgary was ranked the most livable city in North America and the 5th most livable city in the world by the Economist Intelligence Unit. A city with diverse communities and endless opportunities, Calgary is a city that may surprise you. Here are a few things you should know:

  • Calgarians enjoy more days of sunshine than any other major Canadian city - 333 days per year in fact!
  • Calgary is home to more than 1.4 million people 
  • Our citizens are young: the median age of Calgarians is only 37.2 years
  • Calgary is the third most diverse major city in Canada with more than 120 languages spoken in the city
  • Calgary is 848 square kilometres in size, or 327 square miles
  • Calgarians are community-minded; Albertans hold the 2nd highest national volunteer rate at 55 per cent

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