Amisk, Alberta

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Amisk
Village
Village of Amisk
Amisk is located in Alberta
Amisk
Amisk
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
RegionCentral Alberta
Census division7
Municipal districtMunicipal District of Provost No. 52
Incorporated[1] 
 • VillageJanuary 1, 1956
Government[2]
 • MayorBill Rock
 • Governing bodyAmisk Village Council
Area (2016)[3]
 • Land0.76 km2 (0.29 sq mi)
Elevation910 m (2,990 ft)
Population (2016)[3]
 • Total204
 • Density268.3/km2 (695/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
HighwaysHighway 13
Highway 306
Highway 884
WebsiteOfficial 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.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Amisk recorded a population of 204 living in 84 of its 103 total private dwellings, a −1.4% change from its 2011 population of 207. With a land area of 0.76 km2 (0.29 sq mi), it had a population density of 268.4/km2 (695.2/sq mi) in 2016.[3]

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.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Location and History Profile: Village of Amisk" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. October 14, 2016. p. 29. Retrieved October 17, 2016.
  2. ^ "Municipal Officials Search". Alberta Municipal Affairs. September 22, 2017. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 8, 2017.
  4. ^ Cree Dictionary. "Amisk". Retrieved 2010-03-17.
  5. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2012. Retrieved February 8, 2012.

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