Ohaton

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Ohaton
Hamlet
Ohaton is located in Alberta
Ohaton
Ohaton
Location of Ohaton in Alberta
Coordinates: 52°58′10″N 112°39′33″W / 52.96944°N 112.65917°W / 52.96944; -112.65917Coordinates: 52°58′10″N 112°39′33″W / 52.96944°N 112.65917°W / 52.96944; -112.65917
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census division 10
Municipal district Camrose County
Settled September 1906
Government[1]
 • Type Unincorporated
 • Governing body Camrose County Council
 • MP Kevin Sorenson
 • MLA Verlyn Olson
Area (2011)[2]
 • Total 0.24 km2 (0.09 sq mi)
Elevation 770 m (2,530 ft)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 120
 • Density 500/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Area code(s) 780
Highways Highway 13

Ohaton is a hamlet in central Alberta, Canada within Camrose County.[3] Previously an incorporated municipality, Ohaton dissolved from village status on January 1, 1946 to become part of the Municipal District of Lloyd George No. 457.[4]

Ohaton is located approximately 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) east of the City of Camrose. The Ohaton post office was opened in 1906 with the name "Ohaton" being a portmanteau of the partners Osler, Hammond and Nanton of a notable Winnipeg financial firm.[5] Another town, Nanton, Alberta is also named for Augustus Meredith Nanton of the same firm.[6]

Ohaton and area's topography is rounded hills with a small river valley running through its southern portion. The surrounding area is mostly farmed with grain and canola or ranched with predominantly cattle.

Geography[edit]

Nearby communities include:

Demographics[edit]

As a designated place in the 2011 Census, Ohaton had a population of 120 living in 46 of its 48 total dwellings, a -4% change from its 2006 population of 125. With a land area of 0.24 km2 (0.093 sq mi), it had a population density of 500/km2 (1,290/sq mi) in 2011.[2]

The population of Ohaton according to Camrose County's 2008 municipal census is 135.[7]

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References[edit]

  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 designated places, 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-04-07. 
  3. ^ "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities". Alberta Municipal Affairs. April 1, 2010. Retrieved June 6, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Table 6a: Population by census divisions and subdivisions showing reorganization of rural areas, 1931-1946". Census of the Prairie Provinces, 1946. Volume I: Population. Ottawa: Dominion Bureau of Statistics. 1949. p. 422. 
  5. ^ Place Names of Alberta: Central Alberta - Aphrodite Karamitsanis - Google Books. Books.google.ca. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 
  6. ^ Place Names of Alberta: Southern Alberta - Aphrodite Karamitsanis - Google Books. Books.google.ca. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 
  7. ^ Camrose County (2010-07-25). "Camrose County Census 2008". Retrieved 2010-10-03.