Irma, Alberta

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Irma
Village
Village of Irma
Main Street
Main Street
Irma is located in Alberta
Irma
Irma
Coordinates: 52°54′44″N 111°14′1″W / 52.91222°N 111.23361°W / 52.91222; -111.23361Coordinates: 52°54′44″N 111°14′1″W / 52.91222°N 111.23361°W / 52.91222; -111.23361
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census Division No. 7
Municipal district Municipal District of Wainwright No. 61
Founded 1908
Incorporated 1912
Government[1]
 • Mayor Dennis Fuder
 • Governing body Irma Village Council
Area (2011)[2]
 • Total 1.11 km2 (0.43 sq mi)
Elevation 690 m (2,260 ft)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 457
 • Density 410.7/km2 (1,064/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Highways 14
881
Website Official website

Irma is a village in central Alberta, Canada. It is located 29 kilometres (18 mi) northwest of Wainwright and 178 km southeast of Edmonton along Highway 14 and Highway 881.

History[edit]

The Village of Irma came into being in 1908 when the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway came through. Irma was later incorporated as a Village on May 30, 1912. The village was supposedly named after the daughter of the GTPR second vice-president General William Wainwright. Records show three major fires in the downtown area. These broke out in 1911, 1931 and 1963. Most of the buildings on the main street (now 50 Street) were reconstructed after the 1931 fire. Alberta's first rural high school is located in Irma.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census, the Village of Irma had a population of 457 living in 204 of its 229 total dwellings, a 2.9% change from its 2006 population of 444. With a land area of 1.11 km2 (0.43 sq mi), it had a population density of 411.7/km2 (1,066.3/sq mi) in 2011.[2]

In 2006, Irma had a population of 444 living in 213 dwellings, a 2.1% increase from 2001. The village has a land area of 1.11 km2 (0.43 sq mi) and a population density of 399.0/km2 (1,033/sq mi).[3]

Notable residents[edit]

  • Jean Paré – founder of Company's Coming Publishing Limited

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipal Officials Search". Alberta Municipal Affairs. November 28, 2014. Retrieved November 30, 2014. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ Statistics Canada (Census 2006). "Irma - Community Profile". Retrieved 2007-06-09.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

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