Torrington, Alberta

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Torrington, Alberta is located in Alberta
Torrington, Alberta
Location of Torrington in Alberta
Coordinates: 51°47′29″N 113°36′21″W / 51.7914°N 113.6058°W / 51.7914; -113.6058
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Census division No. 5
Municipal district Kneehill County
 • Type Unincorporated
 • Governing body Kneehill County Council
 • Total 0.69 km2 (0.27 sq mi)
Elevation 950 m (3,120 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 179
 • Density 260/km2 (670/sq mi)
 • Dwellings 90
Time zone MST (UTC-7)

Torrington is a hamlet in central Alberta, Canada within Kneehill County.[2] It is located approximately 160 kilometres (99 mi) northeast of Calgary at the junction of Highway 27 and Highway 805.

The hamlet is located in census division No. 5 and in the federal riding of Crowfoot.

The main industry is agriculture.

The community is home to the Gopher Hole Museum, dedicated to stuffed Richardson's ground squirrels (technically not gophers) in anthropomorphic settings.

A very large outdoor gopher sculpture[3] (12 ft high) named "Clem T. GoFur" is located in the village.

All 11 of Torrington's fire hydrants were painted to look like gophers.

Torrington was incorporated as a village until 1997, when it dissolved to hamlet status under the jurisdiction of Kneehill County.[4]


As a designated place in the 2011 Census, Torrington had a population of 179 living in 81 of its 90 total dwellings, a -2.7% change from its 2006 population of 184. With a land area of 0.69 km2 (0.27 sq mi), it had a population density of 259.4/km2 (672/sq mi) in 2011.[1]

As of 2006, Torrington had a total population of 184 living in 86 dwellings. With a land area of 0.69 km2 (0.27 sq mi), it has a population density of 266.4/km2 (690/sq mi).[5]

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Coordinates: 51°47′29″N 113°36′21″W / 51.79139°N 113.60583°W / 51.79139; -113.60583 (Torrington)