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Lethbridge rose to 9th place in an annual report on financial performance and transparency among cities across Canada in 2014

The Lethbridge Public Library serves an estimated 700,000 patrons each year in person, and more than 500,000 online.

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Lethbridge is the bordered to the West by the Blood Tribe Reserve, home to the Blood (Kainai) Nation, this is the largest reserve in Canada, with an area of over 540 square miles, and the second most populous, with 12,000 people. The Aboriginal population in Lethbridge remains strong at 4, 375 people in 2011, an increase of 9.6% since 2006.

Lethbridge is a culturally diverse city. As of 2011, there were 12,420 immigrants living in Lethbridge, an increase of 13% since 2006. The largest sub-groups of immigrants are from the United Kingdom, Netherlands, United States, Mexico and Germany. Lethbridge is also home to the largest population of Bhutanese refugees and immigrants in Canada.

Language First Spoken and Still Understood Lethbridge
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Figure E. 21
Language First Spoken
 & Still Understood
  Language People  
  English 89,825  
  French 1,170   
  German 4,480  
  Dutch 2,255  
  Spanish 1,185  
  Filipino 565  
  Chinese 525  
  Polish 490  
  Hungarian 490  
  Japanese 410  


Topic-based tabulations based on 20% sample data.  Includes respondents with more than one first spoken language.


Statistics Canada 2011 Census, Detailed Mother Tongue, Single and Multiple Language Responses

Ethno-Cultural Characteristics of Lethbridge
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Statistics Canada, Community Profiles 2001 and 2011

Lethbridge Permanent & Temporary Residents
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First Nations Population
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Registered Population as of August 2014, Aboriginal Affairs & Northern Development Canada

Economic Development Lethbridge
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