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Encyclopedia > Wood Buffalo, Alberta

The regional municipality of Wood Buffalo is located in the northeastern corner of Alberta. Created in 1995 as an amalgamation of the City of Fort McMurray and Improvement District 143, it now ranks, by area, among the largest municipalities in North America, and is the largest in Canada. Underlying its 68,454 kmĀ² of wilderness lie vast oil sand deposits, also known as the Athabasca Tar Sands, helping to make the region one of the fastest growing industrial areas in Canada. Image File history File links Alberta-woodbuffalo. ... A regional municipality (or region) is a type of Canadian municipal government which works much like a county; the method of government depends on how it is defined. ... Motto: Fortis et Liber (Strong and free) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong Premier Ralph Klein (PC) Area 661,848 km² (6th) • Land 642,317 km² • Water 19,531 km² (2. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sydney, Australia at Night. ... Fort McMurray is a town in the northeastern part of Canadas western province of Alberta, in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, Alberta. ... A municipality or general-purpose district (compare with: special-purpose district) is an administrative local area generally composed of a clearly defined territory and commonly referring to a city, town, or village government. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America North America is a continent in the northern hemisphere bordered on the north by the Arctic Ocean, on the east by the North Atlantic Ocean, on the south by the Caribbean Sea, and on the west by the... This is a list of the 100 largest cities and towns (see note) in Canada ranked by area. ... Bob Marshall Wilderness, Montana, United States Wilderness is land that has not been significantly modified by direct or indirect human activity. ... Tar sands, also referred to as oil sand or bituminous sand, is a combination of clay, sand, water, and bitumen. ... Tar sands in Alberta The Athabasca Tar Sands is a large deposit of tar sands in north-western Canada located mainly in the province of Alberta and, to a much lesser degree Saskatchewan. ...


Until the Alberta electoral boundary re-distribution of 2004, the municipality was divided between the provincial electoral districts of Fort McMurray (the community itself) and Athabasca-Wabasca (the surrounding area). The re-distribution amalgamated the municipality into a single electoral district covering the entire municipality. As a result, the new Wood Buffalo electoral district became the most populous such district in Alberta. Current electoral laws in Alberta, Canada fix the number of legislature seats at 83. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about political regions. ... A constituency is any cohesive corporate unit or body bound by shared structures, goals or loyalty. ... The town of Athabasca is located in rural Canada. ... Wood Buffalo is an Albertan provincial electoral district, located in the northeastern corner of the province. ...


List of Communities in the Municipality of Wood Buffalo

  • Anzac
  • Drapper
  • Fort Chipewyan
  • Fort Fitzgerald
  • Fort Mackay
  • Fort McMurray
  • Gregoire Lake Estates
  • Janvier
  • Mariana Lakes
  • Sprae Creek Estate

Fort Chipewyan is the oldest European settlement in the province of Alberta, Canada. ... Fort McMurray is a hamlet in the northeastern part of Canadas western province of Alberta, in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, Alberta. ...

External links

  • Wood Buffalo official website
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Wood Buffalo, Alberta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (190 words)
The regional municipality of Wood Buffalo is located in the northeastern corner of Alberta.
Until the Alberta electoral boundary re-distribution of 2004, the municipality was divided between the provincial electoral districts of Fort McMurray (the community itself) and Athabasca-Wabasca (the surrounding area).
As a result, the new Wood Buffalo electoral district became the most populous such district in Alberta.
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