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10 Interesting Facts About Red Deer, Alberta

Facts About Red Deer

  • Red Deer is located on the Red Deer River, from which it derives its name.
  • Prior to European settlement, the area was a gathering place that was inhabited by Aboriginal tribes including the Blackfoot, Plains Cree and Stoney.
  • On March 25, 1913, Red Deer was incorporated as a city
  • The highest temperature ever recorded in Red Deer was 37.2 °C (99 °F) on 8 July 1906, 2 July 1924, and 28 & 29 June 1937. The coldest recorded temperature was −50.6 °C (−59 °F) on 17 December 1924. The city lies in the 4a plant hardiness zone.
  • Red Deer hosted the Canada Games in winter 2019.
  • The city is now a centre for the oil and natural gas extraction and related industries and also for agriculture and agricultural services. Red Deer is a regional centre for administration with a courthouse and provincial building.
  • Red Deer is located near the midpoint of the Calgary–Edmonton Corridor and is surrounded by Red Deer County.
  • The Estimated Population of Red Deer is 103,588.
  • Red deer is 855 m above sea level.
  • Red Deer is located in aspen parkland, a region of rolling hills that is home to oil, grain, and cattle production.
Facts About Red Deer, Alberta
Facts About Red Deer, Alberta

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