Alhambra, Alberta

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Alhambra, Alberta is located in Alberta
Alhambra, Alberta
Location of Alhambra in Alberta
Coordinates: 52°20′35″N 114°40′21″W / 52.3431°N 114.6725°W / 52.3431; -114.6725
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Census divisionNo. 9
Municipal districtClearwater County
 • TypeUnincorporated
 • ReeveJohn Vandermeer
 • Governing body
980 m (3,220 ft)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)

Alhambra is a hamlet in Alberta, Canada within Clearwater County.[1] It is located close to the David Thompson Highway, east of Rocky Mountain House.

The hamlet is located in census division No. 9. It was first settled in 1906 and named Alhambra when the railroad arrived in 1914.[2] The community takes its name from Alhambra, in Spain.[3]


Statistics Canada has not recently published a population for Alhambra.

However, Industry Canada shows that Alhambra's greater rural area had a total population of 447 living in 164 dwellings in 2001. With a land area of 188.99 km2 (72.97 sq mi), its greater rural area has a population density of 2.4/km2 (6.2/sq mi).[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 2010-06-22.
  2. ^ Rocky Mountain House Reunion Historical Society (1977). Days Before Yesterday : History of Rocky Mountain House district. Rocky Mountain House: Rocky Mountain House Reunion Historical Society. p. 104. ISBN 0-88925-003-0.
  3. ^ Place-names of Alberta. Ottawa: Geographic Board of Canada. 1928. p. 11.
  4. ^ Industry Canada/Web Archive (2006-11-04). "Alhambra - Community demographics (2001 census)". Archived from the original on 2006-11-04. Retrieved 2010-02-07.

Coordinates: 52°20′35″N 114°40′21″W / 52.34306°N 114.67250°W / 52.34306; -114.67250