Warspite, Alberta

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Warspite
Hamlet
Warspite, Alberta is located in Alberta
Warspite, Alberta
Location of Warspite in Alberta
Coordinates: 54°05′28″N 112°36′52″W / 54.0911°N 112.6144°W / 54.0911; -112.6144Coordinates: 54°05′28″N 112°36′52″W / 54.0911°N 112.6144°W / 54.0911; -112.6144
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Census division No. 12
Municipal district Smoky Lake County
Government
 • Type Unincorporated
 • Governing body Smoky Lake County Council
Elevation 655 m (2,149 ft)
Time zone MST (UTC−7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC−6)

Warspite is a hamlet in Alberta, Canada, within Smoky Lake County.[1] It is located on Highway 28, between the Town of Smoky Lake and Village of Waskatenau. It has an elevation of 655 metres (2,149 ft).

The hamlet is located in census division No. 12 and in the federal riding of Westlock-St. Paul.

History[edit]

The first post office was opened in 1914 as Smoky Lake Centre. It was renamed Warspite in 1916[2] for HMS Warspite after the Battle of Jutland.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Statistics Canada has not recently published a population for Warspite.

Industry Canada shows that Warspite's greater rural area had a total population of 75 living in 47 dwellings in 2001. With a land area of 0.7 km2 (0.27 sq mi), its greater rural area has a population density of 12.0 /km2 (31 /sq mi).[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs (2010-04-01). "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities". Retrieved 2010-07-04. 
  2. ^ Warspite Victoria Trail Historical Society (1988). Between river and lake. p. 3. 
  3. ^ Warspite Victoria Trail Historical Society (1988). Between river and lake. p. iv. 
  4. ^ Industry Canada/Web Archive (2006-11-04). "Warspite - Community demographics (2001 census)". Retrieved 2010-02-07.