Aetna, Alberta

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Aetna is located in Alberta
Location of Aetna Alberta

Aetna is a hamlet in southern Alberta, Canada within Cardston County,[1] located 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) east of Highway 2, approximately 70 kilometres (43 mi) southwest of Lethbridge.

The first settlement at Aetna was made in 1888.[2] The town was named in 1893 after Mount Etna.[3]


As a designated place in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Aetna recorded a population of 113 living in 31 of its 33 total private dwellings, a change of 50.7% from its 2011 population of 75. With a land area of 0.95 km2 (0.37 sq mi), it had a population density of 118.9/km2 (308.1/sq mi) in 2016.[4]

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  1. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs (2010-04-01). "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-02-29. Retrieved 2010-06-21.
  2. ^ The Utah Genealogical and Historical Magazine, Volumes 9-10. 1918. p. 8.
  3. ^ Shaw, Keith (1978). Chief mountain country : a history of Cardston and district. Volume I. Cardston: Cardston and District Historical Society. p. 53. ISBN 0-919213-89-8.
  4. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and designated places, 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 13, 2017.

Coordinates: 49°08′02″N 113°14′24″W / 49.13389°N 113.24000°W / 49.13389; -113.24000 (Aetna)