Elnora, Alberta

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Village of Elnora
Elnora is located in Alberta
Location of Elnora in Alberta
Coordinates: 51°59′50″N 113°11′44″W / 51.99709°N 113.19549°W / 51.99709; -113.19549Coordinates: 51°59′50″N 113°11′44″W / 51.99709°N 113.19549°W / 51.99709; -113.19549
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census division 8
Municipal district Red Deer County
 • Mayor Robert Aellen
 • Governing body Elnora Village Council
Area (2011)[1]
 • Total 1.48 km2 (0.57 sq mi)
Elevation 935 m (3,068 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 313
 • Density 210.9/km2 (546/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC−7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC−6)
Area code(s) 403
Highways Highway 21
Website Official website

Elnora /ɛlˈnɔrə/ is a village in central Alberta, Canada north of Three Hills. It was first organized as a village on January 2, 1908[2] as "Stewartville" but was renamed to Elnora (for Elinor & Nora, the wives of the postmasters) when the opening of a post office the next year required a unique name.[3]


In the 2011 Census, the Village of Elnora had a population of 313 living in 139 of its 151 total dwellings, an 11.8% change from its 2006 adjusted population of 280. With a land area of 1.48 km2 (0.57 sq mi), it had a population density of 211.5/km2 (547.7/sq mi) in 2011.[1]

The population of the Village of Elnora according to its 2011 municipal census is 320,[4][5] a 3.2% increase from its 2010 municipal census population of 310.[6]

In 2006, Elnora had a population of 275 living in 127 dwellings, a 5.2% decrease from 2001. The village has a land area of 0.69 km2 (0.27 sq mi) and a population density of 401.2/km2 (1,039/sq mi).[7]

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  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ Cheek, Orville (1972). Buried Treasures. The History of Elnora, Pine-Lake and Huxley. Elnora, Alberta: Elnora History Committee. p. 10. ISBN 0-919212-21-2. 
  3. ^ Harrison, Tracey (1994). Place Names of Alberta. Volume III. Central Alberta. Calgary, Alberta: University of Calgary Press. p. 84. ISBN 1-895176-44-1. 
  4. ^ "2011 Municipal Affairs Population List" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. 2010-10-05. Retrieved 2011-12-12. 
  5. ^ "Village of Elnora – The Friendly Village welcomes you!". Village of Elnora. Retrieved 2011-08-06. 
  6. ^ "2010 Official Population List" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. 2010-09-15. Retrieved 2011-01-19. 
  7. ^ Statistics Canada. "Canada 2006 Census: Elnora - Community Profile". Retrieved 2007-06-07. 

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