Andrew, Alberta

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Andrew
Village
Village of Andrew
Andrew roadside attraction mallard
Andrew roadside attraction mallard
Andrew is located in Alberta
Andrew
Andrew
Location of Andrew in Alberta
Coordinates: 53°52′48.9″N 112°19′55.3″W / 53.880250°N 112.332028°W / 53.880250; -112.332028Coordinates: 53°52′48.9″N 112°19′55.3″W / 53.880250°N 112.332028°W / 53.880250; -112.332028
CountryCanada
ProvinceAlberta
RegionCentral Alberta
Census division10
Municipal districtsLamont County
Incorporated[1] 
 • VillageJune 24, 1930
Government
 • MayorHeather Tait
 • Governing bodyAndrew Village Council
Area (2016)[2]
 • Land1.17 km2 (0.45 sq mi)
Elevation[3]610 m (2,000 ft)
Population (2016)[2]
 • Total425
 • Density363.4/km2 (941/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
HighwaysHighway 45
Highway 855
WebsiteOfficial website

Andrew is a village in central Alberta north of Vegreville. Andrew is most famous as the home of the world's largest duck roadside attraction, part of the Giants of the Prairies. Its post office was established March 2, 1902.[4] The community has the name of Andrew Whitford, an early settler.[5]

Notable people[edit]

Ed Stelmach became Alberta's premier-elect to succeed Ralph Klein on December 3, 2006. This was the result of the provincial Progressive Conservative Party's election to pick a new leader. Stelmach had been a third-place contender, but came up the middle to win the race over the favoured frontrunners. He officially became the province's premier on December 14, 2006.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Andrew recorded a population of 425 living in 201 of its 266 total private dwellings, a 12.1% change from its 2011 population of 379. With a land area of 1.17 km2 (0.45 sq mi), it had a population density of 363.2/km2 (940.8/sq mi) in 2016.[2]

In the 2011 Census, the Village of Andrew had a population of 379 living in 203 of its 254 total dwellings, a -18.5% change from its 2006 population of 465. With a land area of 1.23 km2 (0.47 sq mi), it had a population density of 308.1/km2 (798.1/sq mi) in 2011.[6]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Andrew, Alberta
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 10.0
(50)
11.0
(51.8)
16.0
(60.8)
32.2
(90)
35.0
(95)
37.0
(98.6)
36.0
(96.8)
35.0
(95)
33.0
(91.4)
28.5
(83.3)
18.3
(64.9)
10.0
(50)
37.0
(98.6)
Average high °C (°F) −8.1
(17.4)
−5.0
(23)
0.5
(32.9)
11.3
(52.3)
18.3
(64.9)
21.6
(70.9)
23.5
(74.3)
22.7
(72.9)
16.7
(62.1)
9.3
(48.7)
−1.5
(29.3)
−6.7
(19.9)
8.5
(47.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) −13.4
(7.9)
−10.6
(12.9)
−5.0
(23)
4.7
(40.5)
11.1
(52)
15.0
(59)
17.0
(62.6)
16.0
(60.8)
10.4
(50.7)
3.7
(38.7)
−6
(21)
−11.8
(10.8)
2.6
(36.7)
Average low °C (°F) −18.7
(−1.7)
−16.2
(2.8)
−10.5
(13.1)
−2.0
(28.4)
3.9
(39)
8.4
(47.1)
10.6
(51.1)
9.3
(48.7)
4.0
(39.2)
−2.0
(28.4)
−10.4
(13.3)
−16.7
(1.9)
−3.4
(25.9)
Record low °C (°F) −44.0
(−47.2)
−45.0
(−49)
−38.0
(−36.4)
−26.7
(−16.1)
−10.3
(13.5)
−1.0
(30.2)
2
(36)
−2.0
(28.4)
−8.0
(17.6)
−22.0
(−7.6)
−35.0
(−31)
−44.4
(−47.9)
−45.0
(−49)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 18.7
(0.736)
10.6
(0.417)
17.3
(0.681)
20.2
(0.795)
37.5
(1.476)
76.3
(3.004)
91.3
(3.594)
56.5
(2.224)
39.3
(1.547)
15.3
(0.602)
14.8
(0.583)
13.7
(0.539)
411.5
(16.201)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 0.2
(0.008)
0.0
(0)
0.3
(0.012)
13.3
(0.524)
35.0
(1.378)
76.3
(3.004)
91.3
(3.594)
56.2
(2.213)
39.2
(1.543)
9.7
(0.382)
0.7
(0.028)
0.0
(0)
322.1
(12.681)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 18.5
(7.28)
10.6
(4.17)
17.0
(6.69)
7.0
(2.76)
2.5
(0.98)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.3
(0.12)
0.2
(0.08)
5.6
(2.2)
14.0
(5.51)
13.6
(5.35)
89.3
(35.16)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.2 mm) 6.5 3.9 4.4 3.9 8.2 12.4 12.9 11.4 9.2 4.7 5.0 5.4 87.9
Average rainy days (≥ 0.2 mm) 0.1 0.0 0.2 2.6 8.1 12.4 12.9 11.4 9.1 3.8 0.5 0.1 61.0
Average snowy days (≥ 0.2 cm) 6.4 3.9 4.2 1.5 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 1.1 4.5 5.3 27.4
Source #1: Environment Canada[7]
Source #2: Precipitation Days Only[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Location and History Profile: Village of Andrew" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. October 14, 2016. p. 36. Retrieved October 17, 2016.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ a b "Precipitation Days Only". Environment Canada. Retrieved January 23, 2012.
  4. ^ Choriawy, Cathy (1989). Commerce in the country : a land use and structural history of the Luzan grocery store. Edmonton: Alberta Culture, Historical Resources Division. p. 18.
  5. ^ Place-names of Alberta. Ottawa: Geographic Board of Canada. 1928. p. 11.
  6. ^ "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.
  7. ^ "Climate Normals 1981-2010". Environment Canada. Retrieved 28 February 2014.

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