Lamont, Alberta

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Lamont
Town
Town of Lamont
Ukrainian Catholic Church in Lamont
Ukrainian Catholic Church in Lamont
Lamont is located in Alberta
Lamont
Lamont
Location of Lamont in Alberta
Coordinates: 53°45′37″N 112°46′40″W / 53.76028°N 112.77778°W / 53.76028; -112.77778Coordinates: 53°45′37″N 112°46′40″W / 53.76028°N 112.77778°W / 53.76028; -112.77778
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census division 10
Municipal district Lamont County
Government[1]
 • Mayor Bill Skinner
 • Governing body Lamont Town Council
Area (2011)[2]
 • Total 9.27 km2 (3.58 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 653 m (2,142 ft)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 1,753
 • Density 189.2/km2 (490/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Area code(s) -1+780
Highways Highway 15
Highway 831
Highway 29
Website Official website

Lamont is a town in central Alberta, Canada. It is located 60 kilometres (37 mi) east of Edmonton at the junction of Highway 15 and Highway 831.

History[edit]

The town was named in honour of Canadian politician John Henderson Lamont.

The Lamont Hospital opened in 1912, serving the entire region.[4]

On November 29, 1960, a school bus carrying students from nearby Chipman to school in Lamont was struck by a train, killing 17 students (15 girls and two boys). The collision occurred on the east side of town at a crossing just north of Highway 15 before 9:00 am.[5]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census, the Town of Lamont had a population of 1,753 living in 643 of its 673 total dwellings, a 5% change from its 2006 adjusted population of 1,669. With a land area of 9.27 km2 (3.58 sq mi), it had a population density of 189.1/km2 (489.8/sq mi) in 2011.[2]

In 2006, Lamont had a population of 1,664 living in 643 dwellings, a 1.7% decrease from 2001. The town has a land area of 4.59 km2 (1.77 sq mi) and a population density of 362.4 /km2 (939 /sq mi).[6]

Media[edit]

The Lamont Leader and Farm 'n' Friends are local weekly newspapers that serve Lamont.[7][8]

Notable residents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipal Officials Search". Alberta Municipal Affairs. 2014-06-13. Retrieved 2014-06-15. 
  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. ^ "Alberta Private Sewage Systems 2009 Standard of Practice Handbook: Appendix A.3 Alberta Design Data (A.3.A. Alberta Climate Design Data by Town)" (PDF). Safety Codes Council. January 2012. pp. 212–215 (PDF pages 226–229). Retrieved October 8, 2013. 
  4. ^ Choriawy, Cathy (1989). Commerce in the country : a land use and structural history of the Luzan grocery store. Edmonton: Alberta Culture, Historical Resources Division. p. 21. 
  5. ^ Edmonton Journal (Jana G. Pruden) (2010-11-21). "Survivors recall ‘The Tragedy’". Retrieved 2010-11-21. 
  6. ^ Statistics Canada (Census 2006). "Lamont - Community Profile". Retrieved 2007-06-12. 
  7. ^ "About". Caribou Publishing. Retrieved March 27, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Farm 'n' Friends". Cowley Newspapers. Retrieved July 18, 2012. 

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