Information about Calgary
Calgary is the largest city in the province of Alberta in Canada.
It is located in a region of hills and highlands, approximately 80 km east of the Rocky Mountains.
Calgary's economy focuses primarily on the oil industry, although agriculture, tourism and high technology also contribute to the city's rapid economic development.
It is also a well-known destination for being a place to practice ecotourism and winter sports: important vacation spots are located near the city and in 1988, Calgary became the first Canadian city to host the Winter Olympics.
Originally the region was part of the domain of the Black Feet tribe, whose presence dates back more than 11,000 years.
In 1873, John Glenn became the first European to settle in the region. On the site a post of the Northwest Mounted Police (today the Royal Canadian Mounted Police) is created, with the aim of protecting the western plains of whiskey vendors from the United States.
The city was renamed Fort Calgary in 1876.