|Town of Granum|
|Municipal district||Municipal District of Willow Creek No. 26|
|Incorporated (village)||July 12, 1904|
|Name change||March 31, 1908|
|Incorporated (town)||November 7, 1910|
|• Mayor||Gerald Brown|
|• Governing body||Granum Town Council|
|• Total||1.87 km2 (0.72 sq mi)|
|Elevation||991 m (3,251 ft)|
|• Density||239.6/km2 (621/sq mi)|
|Time zone||MST (UTC-7)|
Granum is a town in southern Alberta, Canada. It is located at the junction of Highway 2 and Highway 519 west of Lethbridge. It was known as the Village of Leavings between 1904 and 1908. At a population of 447, Granum is the smallest town in Alberta.
The community originally incorporated as the Village of Leavings on July 12, 1904. It was named Leaving as it was a location where cattle were loaded onto trains to leave for eastern markets. Predating the railroads, it was where a trail left a river and travellers were to reminded to bring water. Leavings changed its named to Granum on March 31, 1908 and then incorporated as a town on November 7, 1910.
Granum is located on the edge of the prairie and the foothills of the Canadian Rockies. Viewable from the town are the mountains of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park to the south, of the Crowsnest Pass to the west, and of Kananaskis Country to the northwest. With only 415 residents, Granum is the least populated town (incorporated as such) in the province of Alberta.
In the 2011 Census, the Town of Granum had a population of 447 living in 205 of its 220 total dwellings, a 7.7% change from its 2006 population of 415. With a land area of 1.87 km2 (0.72 sq mi), it had a population density of 239.0/km2 (619.1/sq mi) in 2011.
The population of the Town of Granum according to its 2007 municipal census is 445.
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