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10 Interesting Facts About Medicine Hat

Facts About Medicine Hat

  • Medicine Hat is a city in southeast Alberta, Canada. It is located along the South Saskatchewan River.
  • Historically, Medicine Hat has been known for its large natural gas fields, being immortalized by Rudyard Kipling as having “all hell for a basement”.
  • Medicine is known as “The Gas City”.
  • The name “Medicine Hat” is an English interpretation of Saamis, the Blackfoot word for the eagle tail feather headdress worn by medicine men.
  • Medicine Hat is 690 m above sea level.
  • The highest temperature ever recorded in Medicine Hat was 42.2 °C on July 12, 1886. The coldest temperature ever recorded was −46.1 °C on February 4, 1887.
  • The Estimated Population of Medicine Hat is 63,260.
  • Medicine Hat averages 330 days of sunshine per year.
  • The Medicine Hat Family Leisure Centre is the largest indoor multi-purpose facility in the city.
  • Medicine Hat is home to the South Alberta Light Horse (SALH), an army reserve unit. The SALH dates back to 1885 when it took part in the North-West Rebellion.
Facts About Medicine Hat
Facts About Medicine Hat

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