abbrev. AB or Alta
province of SW Canada: 255,285 sq mi
(661,185 sq km); pop. 2,697,000; cap
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Word origin of 'Alberta'after Princess Louise Alberta, daughter of Queen Victoria & wife of the Marquess of Lorne, Cdn gov. gen. (1878-83)