Bighorn No. 8, Alberta

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Municipal District of Bighorn No. 8
Municipal district
Bighorn No. 8, Alberta is located in Alberta
Bighorn No. 8, Alberta
Location of Bighorn No. 8 in Alberta
Coordinates: 51°21′0″N 115°04′0″W / 51.35000°N 115.06667°W / 51.35000; -115.06667Coordinates: 51°21′0″N 115°04′0″W / 51.35000°N 115.06667°W / 51.35000; -115.06667
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Calgary Region
Census division No. 15
Incorporated 1988
Government[1]
 • Reeve Dene Cooper
 • Governing body M.D. of Bighorn Council
 • Office location Exshaw
Area (2011)[2]
 • Total 2,767.94 km2 (1,068.71 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 1,341
 • Density 0.5/km2 (1/sq mi)
 • Dwellings 676
Time zone MST (UTC−7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC−6)
Website mdbighorn.ca

The Municipal District of Bighorn No. 8 is a municipal district situated in Census Division No. 15 of Alberta, Canada. It is located between Calgary and Banff National Park, north of Kananaskis Improvement District. Highway 1 (the Trans-Canada Highway) bisects this county.

It was created as a municipal district on January 1, 1988 from the former Improvement District No. 8,[3] absorbing the Town of Canmore in the early 90's.

Communities and localities[edit]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census, the Municipal District of Bighorn No. 8 had a population of 1,341 living in 547 of its 797 total dwellings, a 6.1% change from its 2006 population of 1,264. With a land area of 2,767.94 km2 (1,068.71 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.5/km2 (1.3/sq mi) in 2011.[2]

In 2006, the Municipal District (M.D.) of Bighorn No. 8 had a population of 1,264 living in 676 dwellings, a 2.6% decrease from 2001.[6] However, this population has since been revised by Statistics Canada to 1,454.[7] Using the pre-revised Statistics Canada data, the M.D. of Bighorn No. 8 had a land area of 2,767.94 km2 (1,068.71 sq mi) and a population density of 0.5 /km2 (1.3 /sq mi) in 2006.[6]

The Canada 2001 Census reported that the M.D. of Bighorn No. 8 had a population of 1,298, scattered over 2,810 km2, with total number of private dwellings being 758. Its population density was 0.5 /km2.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs: Municipal Officials Search
  2. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  3. ^ Municipal District of Bighorn No. 8 profile - Alberta Municipal Affairs
  4. ^ "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities". Alberta Municipal Affairs. 2012-03-01. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  5. ^ "Standard Geographical Classification (SGC) 2006, Economic Regions: 4815015 - Bighorn No. 8, geographical codes and localities, 2006". Statistics Canada. 2010-03-05. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  6. ^ a b Statistics Canada (Census 2006). "Bighorn No. 8 - Community Profile". Retrieved 2007-06-11. 
  7. ^ Statistics Canada (2009-02-09). "2006 Census corrections and updates". Retrieved 2010-11-28. 
  8. ^ Bighorn No. 8 Community Profile - Statistics Canada. 2002. 2001 Community Profiles. Released June 27, 2002. Last modified: 2005-11-30. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 93F0053XIE

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