Hussar, Alberta

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Hussar
Village
Village of Hussar
Hussar is located in Alberta
Hussar
Hussar
Coordinates: 51°02′31″N 112°40′59″W / 51.04194°N 112.68306°W / 51.04194; -112.68306Coordinates: 51°02′31″N 112°40′59″W / 51.04194°N 112.68306°W / 51.04194; -112.68306
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Southern Alberta
Census Division No. 5
Municipal district Wheatland County
Founded 1913
Incorporated April 20, 1928
Government[2]
 • Mayor Tim Frank
 • Governing body Hussar Village Council
 • Deputy Mayor Corey Fisher[1]
 • Councillor Timothy Muir
Area (2011)[3]
 • Total 0.99 km2 (0.38 sq mi)
Elevation 910 m (2,990 ft)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 176
 • Density 177.8/km2 (460/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Postal Code T0J 1S0
Area code(s) 403
Highways 56, 561

Hussar is a village in southern Alberta, Canada within Wheatland County. It is located on Highway 561, approximately 93 km (58 mi) east of Calgary and 55 km (34 mi) south of Drumheller.

History[edit]

Hussar was unofficially founded in 1913 when the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) established a station and named it Hussar. A community grew up around the station and was incorporated as a village in 1928. The name Hussar for the station was used in honour of a group of German soldiers who belonged to a German Hussar (cavalry) regiment who earlier had established a large farm near Hussar. With the start of World War I most of the soldiers returned to Germany and those who remained were interned for the duration of the war. The land, which was part of this German Canadian Farming Co. Ltd., was purchased after the war. Following the war, the community, both the village and the surrounding area, began to grow with an influx of settlers from around the world. English, Irish, Scots and Danes made up the bulk of the settlers. Many of those settlers' descendants still reside in or around the community.[4]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census, the Village of Hussar had a population of 176 living in 78 of its 89 total dwellings, a -5.9% change from its 2006 population of 187. With a land area of 0.99 km2 (0.38 sq mi), it had a population density of 177.8/km2 (460.4/sq mi) in 2011.[3]

In 2006, Hussar had a population of 187 living in 84 dwellings, a 3.3% increase from 2001. The village has a land area of 1.05 km2 (0.41 sq mi) and a population density of 178.3 inhabitants per square kilometre.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Council". Village of Hussar. Retrieved 2014-01-19. 
  2. ^ "Municipal Officials Search". Alberta Municipal Affairs. 2014-10-31. Retrieved 2014-11-02. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ The Hussar Heritage, ISBN 0-9698525-0-9, by The Hussar Historical Society Book Committee - 1994, Page 19 - 25
  5. ^ Statistics Canada (Census 2006). "Hussar - Community Profile". Retrieved 2007-06-08.  Check date values in: |date= (help)