DeBolt

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DeBolt
Hamlet
DeBolt is located in Alberta
DeBolt
Location of DeBolt in Alberta
Coordinates: 55°13′18″N 118°01′13″W / 55.2217°N 118.0203°W / 55.2217; -118.0203Coordinates: 55°13′18″N 118°01′13″W / 55.2217°N 118.0203°W / 55.2217; -118.0203
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Census division No. 18
Municipal district Municipal District of Greenview No. 16
Government
 • Type Unincorporated
 • Governing body Municipal District of Greenview No. 16 Council
Area[1]
 • Total 2.81 km2 (1.08 sq mi)
Elevation 640 m (2,100 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 133
 • Density 47/km2 (120/sq mi)
 • Dwellings 76
Time zone MST (UTC-7)

DeBolt is a hamlet in northern Alberta, Canada within the Municipal District of Greenview No. 16.[2] The hamlet's name is often mistakenly spelled Debolt, even by Statistics Canada. It was named after the DeBolt family, who settled the area in 1919.

The hamlet is located in census division No. 18.

Geography[edit]

DeBolt is located in Peace Country, 58 km (36 mi) east from Grande Prairie and 54 km (34 mi) west of Valleyview along Highway 43. It lies in the Smoky River valley, at an elevation of 640 m (2,100 ft).

It gives the name to the Debolt Formation, a stratigraphical unit first described in a well located 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) north of the settlement.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As a designated place in the 2011 Census, DeBolt had a population of 133 living in 64 of its 76 total dwellings, a 3.9% change from its 2006 population of 128. With a land area of 2.81 km2 (1.08 sq mi), it had a population density of 47.33/km2 (122.6/sq mi) in 2011.[1]

As of 2006, DeBolt had a total population of 128 living in 55 dwellings. With a land area of 2.81 km2 (1.08 sq mi), it has a population density of 45.6 /km2 (118 /sq mi).[4]

Economy[edit]

The economy is based on agriculture, ranching and oil and gas. Forestry, logging and plywood production are other elements of the economy. Star Industries, Star Fabrication, DeBolt Contracting, P&G Kitchens, and Moore Seed are some of the main employers of the area.

Attractions[edit]

The Hubert Memorial Park, a collection of early buildings and artifacts, is located in DeBolt, while Legion Hall is part of the DeBolt and District Pioneer Museum.[citation needed]

Infrastructure[edit]

The hamlet is served by DeBolt Aerodrome (TC LID: CFG4), located 1 NM (1.9 km; 1.2 mi) north of the community.[5] DeBolt also has a fire hall for volunteer firefighters.[citation needed]

Services[edit]

The community has a church, a pub, a general store with restaurant and a gas station.[citation needed]

Notable residents[edit]

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