Duchess, Alberta

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Village of Duchess
Motto: Where the Swan Sits
Duchess, Alberta is located in Alberta
Duchess, Alberta
Location in Alberta
Coordinates: 50°43′59″N 111°54′23.2″W / 50.73306°N 111.906444°W / 50.73306; -111.906444
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Southern Alberta
Census division 2
Municipal district County of Newell
 • Mayor Bruce Snape
 • Governing body Duchess Village Council
Area (2011)[1]
 • Total 1.89 km2 (0.73 sq mi)
Elevation 760 m (2,490 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 992
 • Density 526.2/km2 (1,363/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Highways Veteran Memorial Highway
Waterway Rock Lake
Website Official website

Duchess is a village in southern Alberta, Canada, located north of Brooks, across from Trans-Canada Highway, in the County of Newell.

The village was named for Duchess Louise Marguerite. It is mainly a ranching community.


In the 2011 Census, the Village of Duchess had a population of 992 living in 360 of its 376 total dwellings, a 1.4% change from its 2006 population of 978. With a land area of 1.89 km2 (0.73 sq mi), it had a population density of 524.9/km2 (1,359.4/sq mi) in 2011.[1]

In 2006, Duchess had a population of 978 living in 351 dwellings, a 17.0% increase from 2001. The village has a land area of 1.89 km2 (0.73 sq mi) and a population density of 518.8/km2 (1,344/sq mi).[2]

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Coordinates: 50°44′N 111°54′W / 50.733°N 111.900°W / 50.733; -111.900 (Duchess, Alberta)