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Medicine Hat

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Medicine Hat
City
City of Medicine Hat
City hall, the courthouse and Medicine Hat Public Library are visible across the South Saskatchewan River, looking south from Finlay Bridge

City hall, the courthouse and Medicine Hat Public Library are visible across the South Saskatchewan River, looking south from Finlay Bridge
Flag of Medicine Hat
Flag
Coat of arms of Medicine Hat
Coat of arms
Official logo of Medicine Hat
Logo
Nickname(s): “The Hat”, “The Gas City”[1]
Motto: Animo et Fide  (Latin)
“By Courage and Faith”

Medicine Hat is located in Alberta

Medicine Hat
Medicine Hat

Location of Medicine Hat in Alberta

Coordinates: 50°02′30″N 110°40′39″WCoordinates: 50°02′30″N 110°40′39″W
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Region Southern Alberta
Census division 1
Founded 1883
Incorporated[2]
 • Village May 31, 1894
 • Town November 1, 1898
 • City May 9, 1906
Government
 • Mayor Ted Clugston
 • Governing body
 • CAO (Municipal Services) Merete Heggelund
 • MP Jim Hillyer
–(ConsMedicine Hat—Cardston—Warner)
 • MLAs Bob Wanner
–(NDPMedicine Hat)
Drew Barnes
–(WRPCypress-Medicine Hat)
Area (2011)
 • City 112.01 km2 (43.25 sq mi)
Elevation[5] 690 m (2,260 ft)
Population (2011)[4][7]
 • City 60,005
 • Density 535.7/km2 (1,387/sq mi)
 • Urban 65,671
 • Municipal census (2015) 63,018
Demonym(s) Hatter
Time zone MST (UTC−7
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC−6)
Postal code span T1A to T1C
Area code(s) 403, 587
Highways 1, 3, 41A, 11A, 595
Waterways South Saskatchewan River,Seven Persons Creek, Ross Creek
Railways Canadian Pacific Railway
Website www.medicinehat.ca

Medicine Hat is a city of 63,018 people in southeast Alberta, Canada. It is approximately 169 km (105 mi) east of Lethbridge and 295 km (183 mi) southeast of Calgary. This city and the adjacent Town of Redcliff to the northwest are surrounded by Cypress County.

It is situated on the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 1), the eastern terminus of the Crowsnest Highway, and the South Saskatchewan River. Nearby communities considered part of the Medicine Hat area include the Town of Redcliff (abutting the city’s northwest boundary) and the hamlets of Desert Blume, Dunmore, Irvine, Seven Persons, and Veinerville. The Cypress Hills (including Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park) is a relatively short distance (by car) to the southeast of the city.

Historically, Medicine Hat has been known for its large natural gas fields, being immortalized by Rudyard Kipling as having “all hell for a basement”.Because of these reserves, the city is known as “The Gas City”. It is Alberta’s sixth largest city. In October 2008, Medicine Hat was named one of Alberta’s Top Employers by Mediacorp Canada Inc., which was announced by the Calgary Herald and the Edmonton Journal.

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