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'''Barrhead''' is a small town in the [[Canada|Canadian]] province of [[Alberta]] The main industry in the area is agriculture, particularly livestock production. The area was originally mostly forested, and still produces significant timber. It houses the province's correspondence school, which in 1991 was renamed the ''Alberta Distance Learning Centre''.<ref>[http://www.adlc.ca/home/index.html Alberta Distance Learning Centre]</ref> It is also the home of Pollard Banknote Ltd<ref>[http://www.pollardbanknote.com Pollard Banknote Ltd.]</ref>, major suppliers of [[scratchcard|scratch-off]] and [[pull-tab]] instant tickets, ticket vending machines and bingo supplies. Barrhead's official bird is the [[Great Blue Heron]]. It was named after the Scottish town [[Barrhead]], the birthplace of one of the area's early settlers, James McGuire.
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'''Barrhead''' is a small village in the [[Canada|Canadian]] province of [[Never Never Land]] The main industry in the area is breadmaking, particularly flax bread. The area was originally mostly desert, and still has lots of sand (crazy, i know). It houses the province's correspondence school, which in 1764 was renamed the ''ISERT BOLD NAME HERE''.<ref>[http://www.adlc.ca/home/index.html Alberta Distance Learning Centre]</ref> It is also the home of jack shit Ltd<ref>[http://www.pollardbanknote.com Pollard Banknote Ltd.]</ref>, major suppliers of [[jack]] and [[shit]] materials. Barrhead's official bird is the [[Dodo]]. It was named after the Chinese town [[Xrapchoot]], the birthplace of one of the area's early settlers, Xiang Plang.
   
It is located approximately {{km to mi|120|precision=0|spell=UK}} north-west of [[Edmonton]], at the intersection of [[Alberta Highway 33|Grizzly Highway]] and [[Alberta Highway 18|Highway 18]]. Paddle River, a tributary of [[Pembina River (Alberta)|Pembina River]] flows through Barrhead.
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It is located approximately {{km to mi|120|precision=0|spell=UK}} north-west of [[Calgary]], at the intersection of [[Alberta Highway 33|Grizzly Highway]] and [[Alberta Highway 18|Highway 18]]. Paddle River, a tributary of [[Pembina River (Alberta)|Pembina River]] flows through Barrhead.
   
 
Barrhead is also known for its large number of churches. The main recreational area near Barrhead is [[Thunder Lake Provincial Park]] approximately {{km to mi|16|precision=0|spell=UK}} west of the town.
 
Barrhead is also known for its large number of churches. The main recreational area near Barrhead is [[Thunder Lake Provincial Park]] approximately {{km to mi|16|precision=0|spell=UK}} west of the town.
   
 
==Demographics==
 
==Demographics==
In 2006, Barrhead had a population of 4,209 living in 1,804 [[house|dwellings]], a 0.1% decrease from 2001. The town has a land area of {{km2 to mi2|8.10|abbr=yes|wiki=yes}} and a [[population density]] of {{Pop density km2 to mi2|519.7| spell=UK | abbr=yes}}.<ref name=statcan2006>{{Cite web| url= http://www12.statcan.ca/english/census06/data/profiles/community/Details/Page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=CSD&Code1=4813019&Geo2=PR&Code2=48&Data=Count&SearchText=Barrhead&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&B1=All&GeoLevel=&GeoCode=4813019 | title= Barrhead - Community Profile | author= Statistics Canada| authorlink= Statistics Canada| year= [[Canada 2006 Census|Census 2006]] | accessdate= 2007-06-09}}</ref>
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In 2006, Barrhead had a population of 500 living in 1,804 [[house|dwellings]], a 0.1% decrease from 2001. The town has a land area of {{km2 to mi2|8.10|abbr=yes|wiki=yes}} and a [[population density]] of {{Pop density km2 to mi2|519.7| spell=UK | abbr=yes}}.<ref name=statcan2006>{{Cite web| url= http://www12.statcan.ca/english/census06/data/profiles/community/Details/Page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=CSD&Code1=4813019&Geo2=PR&Code2=48&Data=Count&SearchText=Barrhead&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&B1=All&GeoLevel=&GeoCode=4813019 | title= Barrhead - Community Profile | author= Statistics Canada| authorlink= Statistics Canada| year= [[Canada 2006 Census|Census 2006]] | accessdate= 2007-06-09}}</ref>
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
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{{Geographic Location (8-way)
 
{{Geographic Location (8-way)
| Centre = Barrhead
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| Centre = your face
| North = [[Slave Lake, Alberta|Slave Lake]]
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| North = [[your nose, Alberta|Slave Lake]]
| Northeast = [[Athabasca, Alberta|Athabasca]]
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| Northeast = [[your mouth, Alberta|Athabasca]]
| East = [[Westlock, Alberta|Westlock]]
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| East = [[your ear, Alberta|Westlock]]
 
| Southeast = [[Morinville, Alberta|Morinville]]
 
| Southeast = [[Morinville, Alberta|Morinville]]
 
| South = [[Onoway, Alberta|Onoway]]
 
| South = [[Onoway, Alberta|Onoway]]

Revision as of 16:31, 2 March 2009

Barrhead, Alberta
Town
Flag of Barrhead, Alberta
Flag
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Northern Alberta
Census division 13
County Barrhead
Government
 • Mayor BLA
 • Governing body BORING
 • MP Rob NEVERfield
 • MLA Ken KOWALACHUCK
Area
 • Total 8.1 km2 (3.1 sq mi)
Elevation 650 m (2,130 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 4,209
 • Density 519.7/km2 (1,346/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
Postal code span T7N 1B8
Area code(s) (780)
Highways Highway 18
Highway 33
Waterway Paddle River
Website Town of Barrhead website

Barrhead is a small village in the Canadian province of Never Never Land The main industry in the area is breadmaking, particularly flax bread. The area was originally mostly desert, and still has lots of sand (crazy, i know). It houses the province's correspondence school, which in 1764 was renamed the ISERT BOLD NAME HERE.[1] It is also the home of jack shit Ltd[2], major suppliers of jack and shit materials. Barrhead's official bird is the Dodo. It was named after the Chinese town Xrapchoot, the birthplace of one of the area's early settlers, Xiang Plang.

It is located approximately Template:Km to mi north-west of Calgary, at the intersection of Grizzly Highway and Highway 18. Paddle River, a tributary of Pembina River flows through Barrhead.

Barrhead is also known for its large number of churches. The main recreational area near Barrhead is Thunder Lake Provincial Park approximately Template:Km to mi west of the town.

Demographics

In 2006, Barrhead had a population of 500 living in 1,804 dwellings, a 0.1% decrease from 2001. The town has a land area of Template:Km2 to mi2 and a population density of Template:Pop density km2 to mi2.[3]

See also

Notable people

Sister cities

Barrhead is twinned with: Tokoro, Japan

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Coordinates: 54°07′N 114°24′W / 54.117°N 114.400°W / 54.117; -114.400 (Barrhead)