Lethbridge

Lethbridge is a city in the province of Alberta, Canada, and the largest city in southern Alberta. It is Alberta's fourth-largest city by population (ninety five thousands) after Calgary, Edmonton and Red Deer. There is semi-arid climate and Lethbridge belongs to the driest cities in Canada. The nearby Canadian Rockies contribute to the city's warm summers and mild winters. Lethbridge lies on the Oldman River. We can find many sport facilities including the award-winning Paradise Canyon Golf Resort in Oldman River valley parks system. The city has a historical attraction as well - the Lethbridge Viaduct, commonly known as the High Level Bridge. It is the longest and highest steel trestle bridge in North America. The city's economy developed from drift mining for coal in the late 19th century and agriculture in the early 20th century. Nowadays half of the workforce is employed in the health, education, retail and hospitality sectors. Lethbridge is the commercial, financial, transportation and industrial centre of southern Alberta and it is also University City due to University of Lethbridge.

The highest political leader: Chris Spearman, mayor
Population 95,000  
Area:    122,36 km2  
Official website: www.lethbridge.com

 

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