Mirror, Alberta

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Mirror
Hamlet
Mirror, Alberta is located in Alberta
Mirror, Alberta
Location of Mirror in Alberta
Coordinates: 52°28′00″N 113°06′14″W / 52.46667°N 113.10389°W / 52.46667; -113.10389Coordinates: 52°28′00″N 113°06′14″W / 52.46667°N 113.10389°W / 52.46667; -113.10389
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Census division No. 8
Municipal district Lacombe County
Area[1]
 • Total 2.34 km2 (0.90 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 468
 • Density 200/km2 (520/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)

Mirror is a hamlet in central Alberta, Canada within Lacombe County.[2] It is located at the junction of Highway 50 and Highway 21, approximately 42 km (26 mi) east of Lacombe.

It was named for The Daily Mirror of London, England.[citation needed]

Originally founded in 1870, Mirror incorporated as a village on July 12, 1912 and remained a village until January 1, 2004, when it dissolved to become a hamlet under the jurisdiction of Lacombe County.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As a designated place in the 2011 Census, Mirror had a population of 468 living in 225 of its 256 total dwellings, a -2.7% change from its 2006 population of 481. With a land area of 2.34 km2 (0.90 sq mi), it had a population density of 200.0/km2 (518.0/sq mi) in 2011.[1]

The population of Mirror according to Lacombe County's 2008 municipal census is 432.[4]

Amenities[edit]

The Mirror & District Museum[5] is located in the community. Other amenities include a public library and a school. Buffalo Lake is located east of the community.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and designated places, 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-04-07. 
  2. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs (2010-04-01). "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities". Retrieved 2010-06-28. 
  3. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs. "Lacombe County Municipal Profile". Retrieved 2010-02-10. 
  4. ^ Lacombe County. "2008 Lacombe County Census: Statistical Report". Retrieved January 4, 2010. 
  5. ^ Virtual Museums. "Mirror & District Museum". Retrieved 2007-08-12.