Special Area No. 4

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Special Area No. 4
Special Area
Nickname(s): Special Area 4
Special Area No. 4 is located in Alberta
Special Area No. 4
Location of Special Area No. 4 in Alberta
Coordinates: 52°00′N 110°36′W / 52.0°N 110.6°W / 52.0; -110.6Coordinates: 52°00′N 110°36′W / 52.0°N 110.6°W / 52.0; -110.6
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census division No. 4
Enacted 1938
 • Governing body Special Areas Board
 • Municipal office Hanna
 • District office Consort
Area (2011)[1]
 • Total 4,403.03 km2 (1,700.02 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,352
 • Density 0.3/km2 (0.8/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
Postal Code Prefix T0C
Area code +1-403
Website specialareas.ab.ca

Special Area No. 4 is a special area in central Alberta, Canada. It is a rural municipality similar to a municipal district, however, the elected council is overseen by three representatives appointed by the province, the Special Areas Board.

Special Area 4 has one provincial park, Gooseberry Lake Provincial Park. Lakes include Grassy Island Lake and Sounding Lake.


In the 2011 Census, Special Area No. 4 had a population of 1,352 living in 447 of its 501 total dwellings, a -2.7% change from its 2006 population of 1,389. With a land area of 4,403.03 km2 (1,700.02 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.3/km2 (0.8/sq mi) in 2011.[1]

In 2006, Special Area No. 4 had a population of 1,389 living in 493 dwellings, an 8.3% decrease from 2001. It had a land area of 4,403.23 km2 (1,700.10 sq mi) and a population density of 0.3 /km2 (0.78 /sq mi).[2]

Statistics Canada reported a population of 1,514 in 2001.[3]

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