Enchant, Alberta

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Enchant
Hamlet
Enchant, Alberta is located in Alberta
Enchant, Alberta
Location of Enchant in Alberta
Coordinates: 50°10′12″N 112°25′21″W / 50.1700°N 112.4225°W / 50.1700; -112.4225Coordinates: 50°10′12″N 112°25′21″W / 50.1700°N 112.4225°W / 50.1700; -112.4225
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Census division No. 2
Municipal district M.D. of Taber
Government
 • Type Unincorporated
 • Governing body M.D. of Taber Council
Elevation 810 m (2,660 ft)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)

Enchant is a hamlet in southern Alberta, Canada within the Municipal District (M.D.) of Taber.[1] It is located on Highway 526 and the Canadian Pacific Railway, between Vauxhall and Lomond. It has an elevation of 810 metres (2,660 ft).

The hamlet is located in census division No. 2 and in the federal riding of Medicine Hat.

Enchant was once incorporated as a village but was dissolved from village status on February 1, 1945.[2] The railroad arrived in 1914 and the first grain elevator was completed in 1915.[3]

Demographics[edit]

The Municipal District of Taber's 2013 municipal census counted a population of 289 in Enchant, a 41.0% increase over its 2008 municipal census population of 205.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs (2010-04-01). "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities". Retrieved 2010-07-05. 
  2. ^ "Table 6a: Population by census divisions and subdivisions showing reorganization of rural areas, 1931-1946". Census of the Prairie Provinces, 1946. Volume I: Population. Ottawa: Dominion Bureau of Statistics. 1949. p. 416. 
  3. ^ Book Committees of Sundial, Enchant, and Retlaw (1967). Drybelt Pioneers of Sundial, Enchant, Retlaw. Sundial, Alberta. p. 112. 
  4. ^ "MD Connection (newsletter): Fountain of Youth?". Municipal District of Taber. Summer 2013. p. 7. Retrieved August 29, 2013.