Legal, Alberta

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Town of Legal
Legal is located in Alberta
Location of Legal in Alberta
Coordinates: 53°56′57″N 113°35′43″W / 53.94917°N 113.59528°W / 53.94917; -113.59528Coordinates: 53°56′57″N 113°35′43″W / 53.94917°N 113.59528°W / 53.94917; -113.59528
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Edmonton Capital Region
Census division 11
Municipal district Sturgeon County
 • Mayor Ken Baril
 • Governing body
Area (2011)[2]
 • Total 3.22 km2 (1.24 sq mi)
Elevation 705 m (2,313 ft)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 1,225
 • Density 381.0/km2 (987/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC−7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC−6)
Area code(s) -1+780
Highway Highway 651
Website Official website

Legal /lɨˈɡæl/ is a town in central Alberta, Canada within Sturgeon County. It is located 2.4 km (1.5 mi) east of Highway 2 on Highway 651, approximately 42 km (26 mi) north of Edmonton.

Legal was founded as a Francophone settlement in 1894[3] and is known for its French-themed murals.[citation needed]

Legal fire hall and a bilingual sign


In the 2011 Census, the Town of Legal had a population of 1,225 living in 439 of its 464 total dwellings, a 2.8% change from its 2006 population of 1,192. With a land area of 3.22 km2 (1.24 sq mi), it had a population density of 380.4/km2 (985.3/sq mi) in 2011.[2] Of Legal's 1,215 residents, 220 (18%) considered French to be their mother tongue, compared to 2% of Albertans overall.[4] Stop signs and street names in the town are written in both French and English.[citation needed]

In 2006, Legal had a population of 1,192 living in 424 dwellings, a 12.7% increase from 2001. The town has a land area of 2.55 km2 (0.98 sq mi) and a population density of 466.7/km2 (1,209/sq mi).[5]


The Greater North Central Francophone Education Region No. 2 operates a francophone elementary/junior school in Legal named Citadelle School (École Citadelle), while Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools operates an English elementary/junior school.

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  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. February 8, 2012. Retrieved February 8, 2012. 
  3. ^ Normandeau, J.A. (1953). Cinquante anniversaire : Paroisse St. Emile de Legal. p. 87. 
  4. ^ "Census Profile: Legal, T, Alberta (Census subdivision) and Alberta (Province)". Statistics Canada. Census 2011. Retrieved June 24, 2014.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  5. ^ "Legal - Community Profile". Statistics Canada. Census 2006. Retrieved June 12, 2007.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

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