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Calgary is named after Calgary Bay is a Bay in Scotland.
It is rightly called Canadian Texas – “Texas in Canada.”
It is the city’s annual cowboy festival, Calgary Stampede;
city real Indians and cowboys, white Stetson’s (cowboy hats); the city in which well preserved the spirit of the legendary first settlers, who sought to succeed, despite the difficulties, the city of blue sky, clean rivers Bow and Elbow among shady banks;
Сalgary Flames; the city of the Winter Olympic games in 1988.
Calgary is also known as the gateway to the Rocky Mountains (Rocky Mountains). Even from a distance of 25-30 km, you can see its center – Downtown, towering skyscrapers of glass and steel right in the middle of the Prairie, mountains in the background. The main part of the city -1-2-3 storey house among the trees and parks.
In addition, this city located in the province of Alberta, rich agricultural and oil resources, is the speed of its development and the fifth largest in Canada;
with an area of 965.262 sq km (1999) and a population of more than 951,400 people (2001), which is increasing annually by about 25,000 people – one of the centers of business life, which houses the offices of many large companies.
And despite the fact that it’s a big city, it can rightly be proud of its clean air and drinking water, very friendly people, a small number of transportation problems and one of the lowest crime rates among major canadian cities.
According to official data of 2002 it occupies 16-e a place (sharing it with Helsinki and Stockholm) on the standard of living among 130 cities in the world. In 2002, recognized as the cleanest city in the world among 215 large cities.
And more than 8,000 hectares of parkland and 460 km of paths for cyclists and pedestrians, and also its proximity to the Rocky Mountains make it a city in which to live, just very nice.