Alix, Alberta

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Alix
Village
Village of Alix
Alix is located in Alberta
Alix
Alix
Coordinates: 51°29′59″N 113°29′53″W / 51.49972°N 113.49806°W / 51.49972; -113.49806
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census division 8
Municipal district Lacombe County
Incorporated[1]  
 • Village June 3, 1907
Government[2]
 • Mayor Arlene E. Nelson
 • Governing body Alix Village Council
Area (2016)[3]
 • Land 3.13 km2 (1.21 sq mi)
Elevation 895 m (2,936 ft)
Population (2016)[3]
 • Total 734
 • Density 234.4/km2 (607/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Highways Highway 12
Highway 601
Website Official website

Alix is a village in central Alberta east of Red Deer. Its village mascot is the Alix-Gator, who is featured prominently on many signs and businesses.

Originally called Toddsville, the settlement was incorporated on June 3, 1907, and was named after Alexia Westhead, the first white woman settler of the community. (Alix was her nickname) The first mayor of Alix was Robert F. Sanderson, who also owned and ran the general store.[4][5]

Alix became the home to Dr. Irene Parlby, one of the "Famous Five." Irene Parlby's public life may be said to have begun in 1913 when she was chosen as secretary of the Alix Country Women's Club. Her public role greatly expanded when she was elected President of the United Farmers of Alberta's (UFA) Women's Auxiliary, and reached its greatest point when she was made Minister without Portfolio when the UFA formed the government of Alberta in 1921, a position she held for 14 years.[6]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Alix recorded a population of 734 living in 343 of its 385 total private dwellings, a change of −11.6% from its 2011 population of 830. With a land area of 3.13 km2 (1.21 sq mi), it had a population density of 234.5/km2 (607.4/sq mi) in 2016.[3]

In the 2011 Census, the Village of Alix had a population of 830 living in 355 of its 388 total dwellings, a change of -2.5% from its 2006 population of 851. With a land area of 3.15 km2 (1.22 sq mi), it had a population density of 263.5/km2 (682.4/sq mi) in 2011.[7]

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Coordinates: 52°24′N 113°11′W / 52.400°N 113.183°W / 52.400; -113.183 (Alix, Alberta)