County of Northern Lights

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County of Northern Lights
Municipal district
County of Northern Lights is located in Alberta
County of Northern Lights
Location of Northern Lights County in Alberta
Coordinates: 56°54′51″N 117°37′38″W / 56.91417°N 117.62722°W / 56.91417; -117.62722Coordinates: 56°54′51″N 117°37′38″W / 56.91417°N 117.62722°W / 56.91417; -117.62722
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Northern Alberta
Census division No. 17
Established 1995
Incorporated 1995
Government[1]
 • Reeve Cheryl Anderson
 • Governing body County of Northern Lights Council
 • Office location Manning
Area (2011)[2]
 • Total 20,744.41 km2 (8,009.46 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 4,117
 • Density 0.2/km2 (0.5/sq mi)
 • Dwellings 1,475
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Website countyofnorthernlights.com

The County of Northern Lights is a municipal district in northwest Alberta, Canada. Located in Census Division 17, its municipal office is located in the Town of Manning.

The municipality recently changed its name from the Municipal District (M.D.) of Northern Lights No. 22 to the County of Northern Lights. The Province of Alberta officially approved the name change on February 3, 2010.[3]

On April 1, 1995, the M.D. of Northern Lights No. 22 was formed through the incorporation of the former Improvement District No. 22 as a municipal district.

Demographics[edit]

As a census subdivision in the 2011 Census, the Northern Lights had a population of 4,117 living in 1,527 of its 1,655 total dwellings, a 9.1% change from its 2006 population of 3,772. This includes the population of the Paddle Prairie Metis Settlement (562)[4] located within the census subdivision that is a municipality independent of the County of Northern Lights.[5] With a land area of 20,744.41 km2 (8,009.46 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.2/km2 (0.5/sq mi) in 2011.[2] As a municipality in the 2011 Census, the County of Northern Lights had a population of 3,555 without the Paddle Prairie Métis settlement.[6]

In 2006, the County of Northern Lights had a population of 3,772 living in 1,475 dwellings, a 10.6% decrease from 2001. The municipal district has a land area of 20,745.45 km2 (8,009.86 sq mi) and a population density of 0.2 /km2 (0.52 /sq mi).[7] As a municipality in the 2006 Census, the County of Northern Lights had a population of 3,556 without the Paddle Prairie Métis Settlement.[8]

In 2001, the municipal district had a population of 4,217 in 1,609 dwellings, a 5.5% decrease from 1996. On a surface of 20,743.26 km² it had a density of 0.2 inhabitants/km².[9] As a municipality in the 2001 Census, the County of Northern Lights had a population of 3,636 without the Paddle Prairie Métis Settlement.[10]

Communities and localities[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipal Officials Search". Alberta Municipal Affairs. June 13, 2014. Retrieved June 15, 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. ^ Province of Alberta (2010-02-03). "Order in Council 24/2010". Retrieved 2010-02-03. 
  4. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and designated places, 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. April 11, 2012. Retrieved January 6, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities". Alberta Municipal Affairs. December 28, 2012. Retrieved January 6, 2013. 
  6. ^ "2012 Municipal Affairs Population List". Alberta Municipal Affairs. November 22, 2012. Retrieved January 6, 2013. 
  7. ^ Statistics Canada (Census 2006). "M.D. of Northern Lights No. 22 - Community Profile". Retrieved 2007-06-11. 
  8. ^ "2007 Official Population List". Alberta Municipal Affairs. May 26, 2008. Retrieved January 6, 2013. 
  9. ^ M.D. of Northern Lights No. 22 - Community Profile - Statistics Canada. 2002. 2001 Community Profiles. Released June 27, 2002. Last modified: 2005-11-30. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 93F0053XIE
  10. ^ "2002 Official Population List". Alberta Municipal Affairs. July 21, 2007. Retrieved January 6, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Standard Geographical Classification (SGC) 2006, Economic Regions: 4817076 - Northern Lights No. 22, geographical codes and localities, 2006". Statistics Canada. 2010-03-05. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 

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