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Lethbridge
City
City of Lethbridge
Downtown Lethbridge as seen on 4 Avenue south facing west

Downtown Lethbridge as seen on 4 Avenue south facing west
Flag of Lethbridge
Flag
Coat of arms of Lethbridge
Coat of arms
Motto: Ad occasionis januam

“Gateway to Opportunity”

Lethbridge is located in Alberta

Lethbridge
Lethbridge

Location of Lethbridge in Alberta

Coordinates: 49°41′39″N 112°49′58″WCoordinates: 49°41′39″N 112°49′58″W
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Region Southern Alberta
Census division
Incorporated
 • Town November 29, 1890
 • City May 9, 1906
Government
 • Mayor Chris Spearman
(Past mayors)
 • Governing body Lethbridge City Council
 • MP Rachael Harder (CPC)
 • MLAs Shannon Phillips (NDP),
Maria Fitzpatrick (NDP)
 • City Manager Garth Sherwin
Area (2011)[3][4]
 • City 122.36 km2(47.24 sq mi)
 • Agglomeration 2,975.62 km2(1,148.89 sq mi)
Elevation 910 m (2,990 ft)
Population (2011)[3][4][7]
 • City 83,517
 • Rank 64th
 • Density 682.6/km2 (1,768/sq mi)
 • Urban 83,679
 • Agglomeration 105,999
 • Agglomerationdensity 35.6/km2 (92/sq mi)
 • Municipal census(2016) 96,828[6]
Time zone MST (UTC−7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC−6)
Postal code span T1H to T1K
Area code(s) 403 587
Highways Hwy 3
Hwy 4
Hwy 5
Hwy 25
Waterways Oldman River
Website Official website

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 after Calgary, Edmonton and Red Deer, and the third-largest by area after Calgary and Edmonton. The nearby Canadian Rockies contribute to the city’s warm summers, mild winters, and windy climate. Lethbridge lies southeast of Calgary on the Oldman River.

Lethbridge is the commercial, financial, transportation and industrial centre of southern Alberta. The city’s economy developed from drift mining for coal in the late 19th century and agriculture in the early 20th century. Half of the workforce is employed in the health, education, retail and hospitality sectors, and the top five employers are government-based. The only university in Alberta south of Calgary is in Lethbridge, and two of the three colleges in southern Alberta have campuses in the city. Cultural venues in the city include performing art theatres, museums and sports centres.