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ID: 7013032
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Edmonton (inhabited place)  Edmonton (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 53 34 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 53.5667  decimal degrees
Long: 113 25 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -113.4167  decimal degrees

Note: Located on N Saskatchewan river; flourished as center for agricultural distribution and processing after arrival of Canadian Pacific Railway 1891; petroleum was discovered nearby at Leduc, Redwater and Pembina mid-20th century.

Names:
Edmonton (preferred,C,V)
Strathcona (H,V)  ............ formerly located on river's S bank; absorbed into city 1912
Ft. Edmonton (H,V)  ............ fur-trading post for Hudson's Bay Company constructed 20 miles downstream from current site 1795; abandoned 1810
Ft. Augustus (H,V)  ............ name of NW Company post constructed across river from Fort Edmonton, abandoned in 1810

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Canada (nation)  ........  Canada (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Alberta (province)  ............  Alberta (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Edmonton (inhabited place)  ................  Edmonton (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  expanded in 19th cen.
city (C)  ............  incorporated 1904
provincial capital (C)  ............  since 1905
industrial center (C)
transportation center (C)
university center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Edmonton..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 4:371
.................  National Archives of Canada database (1987-)
.................  Times Atlas of the World. Reprint ed. (1994) 59
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Ft. Augustus..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 371
Ft. Edmonton..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 371
Strathcona..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 371
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IV, 371; 4:371
..................  National Archives of Canada database (1987-)
..................  Times Atlas of the World. Reprint ed. (1994) 59
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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