Lamont County

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Lamont County
Municipal district
Lamont County is located in Alberta
Lamont County
Location of Lamont County 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 No. 10
Established 1944
Incorporated 1968
 • Reeve Wayne Woldanski
 • Governing body Lamont County Council
 • Office location Lamont
Area (2011)[2]
 • Total 2,385.91 km2 (921.21 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 3,872
 • Density 1.6/km2 (4/sq mi)
 • Dwellings 1,676
Time zone MST (UTC-7)

Lamont County is a municipal district in central Alberta, Canada, located in Census Division Number 10, northeast of Edmonton. The county contains 27 Townships. Its municipal office is located in the Town of Lamont.


In March 1944, the Municipal District of Lamont No. 516 was incorporated, uniting the three smaller districts of Pines, Wostok, and Leslie. The office was at the town of Lamont and the first council consisted of Peter Moshansky (Reeve), L. Stawnichy, W. Eleniak. M. Cholak and S. Rudko. The first Secretary Treasurer was Michael Nemirsky, who held that position until his death in January 1968. The district was later renamed the Municipal District of Lamont No. 82.

In January 1968, the County of Lamont No. 30 was incorporated, uniting the Lamont School Division No. 18 and the Municipal District of Lamont No. 82.


In the 2011 Census, Lamont County had a population of 3,872 living in 1,581 of its 1,817 total dwellings, a -0.8% change from its 2006 adjusted population of 3,905. With a land area of 2,385.91 km2 (921.21 sq mi), it had a population density of 1.6/km2 (4.2/sq mi) in 2011.[2]

In 2006, Lamont County had a population of 3,925 living in 1,676 dwellings, a -5.7% increase from 2001. The county has a land area of 2,400.78 km2 (926.95 sq mi) and a population density of 1.6/km2 (4.1/sq mi).[3]

According to the Canada 2001 Census:[4]

  • Population: 4,167 (2001)
  • % Change (1996–2001): -1.1
  • Dwellings: 1,869
  • Area (km².): 2,402.1
  • Density (persons per km².): 1.7

Communities and localities[edit]


Places of interest include Beaverhill Lake, Limestone Creek and Ukalta Sands. The former is popular for the thousands of birds migrating birds around the lake in the months of May and September. Also in Lamont County are the Basilian Fathers Museum and the Skaro Shrine, the site of a spectacular pilgrimage of 5000 people from August 14–15 every year. The Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, an open-air museum that depicts the history of east central Alberta, is located on highway 16. Lastly, bordering Lamont county is the Elk Island National Park, Canada's first wildlife sanctuary. The Yellowhead Highway passes through the southern part of the county.

Lamont County has 47 churches - more per capita than anywhere else in North America[7]

The annual Babas and Borshch Ukrainian Festival[8] is held the fourth weekend of August in the Village of Andrew. It honours and celebrates Ukrainian culture–food, history, religion, and arts.

Notable residents[edit]

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