Alberta is a western area of Canada. With an expected populace of 4,067,175 starting at 2016 census, it is Canada's fourth most crowded territory and the most crowded of Canada's three prairie areas. The head has been Rachel Notley since May 2015. Alberta's capital, Edmonton, is close to the geographic focal point of the territory and is the essential supply and administration center for Canada's raw petroleum, the Athabasca oil sands and other northern asset ventures.
Its territory is around 660,000 square kilometers 250,000 sq mi. Alberta is one of three Canadian areas and regions to outskirt just a solitary U.S. state and one of just two landlocked territories. It has a dominatingly sodden territory environment, with stark contrasts over a year, yet general temperature ordinary swings are more diminutive than in locales help east, in view of winters being warmed by rare chinook winds bringing sudden warming.