Amisk, Alberta

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Village of Amisk
Amisk is located in Alberta
Coordinates: 52°34′0″N 111°3′39″W / 52.56667°N 111.06083°W / 52.56667; -111.06083Coordinates: 52°34′0″N 111°3′39″W / 52.56667°N 111.06083°W / 52.56667; -111.06083
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census division 7
Municipal district Municipal District of Provost No. 52
 • Village January 1, 1956
 • Mayor Mervin Anholt
 • Governing body Amisk Village Council
Area (2011)[3]
 • Total 0.76 km2 (0.29 sq mi)
Elevation 910 m (2,990 ft)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 207
 • Density 272.2/km2 (705/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Highways Highway 13
Highway 306
Highway 884
Website Official website

Amisk is a village in east central Alberta, Canada.

The name comes from amisk (ᐊᒥᐢᐠ), the Cree word for "beaver".[4]

The site was surveyed by the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1906. That same year settlers from the United States, Scandinavia and Great Britain arrived. The first general store was built in 1907, and the school went up in 1916. Amisk boasts the oldest registered public library in rural Alberta.


In the 2011 Census, the Village of Amisk had a population of 207 living in 84 of its 95 total dwellings, a 20.3% change from its 2006 population of 172. With a land area of 0.76 km2 (0.29 sq mi), it had a population density of 272.4/km2 (705.4/sq mi) in 2011.[3]

In 2006, Amisk had a population of 172 living in 83 dwellings, a 5% decrease from 2001. The village has an area of 0.76/km² and a population density of 226.1/km2 (586/sq mi).[5]

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