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10 Interesting Facts About Lethbridge

Facts About Lethbridge

  • Lethbridge is the commercial, financial, transportation and industrial centre of southern Alberta.
  • The city of Lethbridge is located at 49.7° north latitude and 112.833° west longitude and covers an area of 127.19 square kilometres.
  • The city is divided by the Oldman River; its valley has been turned into one of the largest urban park systems in North America at 16 square kilometres of protected land.
  • The highest temperature ever recorded in Lethbridge was 40.5 °C on August 10, 2018.
  • The lowest temperature ever recorded was −42.8 °C on January 7, 1909, December 18, 1924, January 3, 1950, and December 29, 1968.
  • Lethbridge, as well as its railroads, was mentioned in the Barenaked Ladies song “These Apples” from their album Maybe You Should Drive.
  • The Estimated Population of Lethbridge is 92,730.
  • In October 2020, the Canadian Junior Football League announced an expansion team would begin to play in Lethbridge at the 3,500-seat University of Lethbridge Stadium in 2022.
  • Lethbridge is home to Lethbridge College, founded in 1957, and the University of Lethbridge, founded in 1967.
  • Lethbridge has designated 16 per cent of the land within city boundaries as parkland, including the 755 hectares (1,870 acres) Oldman River valley parks system.
Facts About Lethbridge
Facts About Lethbridge

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