Bawlf

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Bawlf
Village
Village of Bawlf
Bawlf grain elevator on the outskirts of the village along Alberta Highway 13, 2013
Bawlf grain elevator on the outskirts of the village along Alberta Highway 13, 2013
Bawlf is located in Alberta
Bawlf
Bawlf
Coordinates: 52°55′03″N 112°27′58″W / 52.91750°N 112.46611°W / 52.91750; -112.46611Coordinates: 52°55′03″N 112°27′58″W / 52.91750°N 112.46611°W / 52.91750; -112.46611
Country Canada
Province Alberta
RegionCentral Alberta
Census division10
Municipal districtCamrose County
Founded1905
Incorporated[1] 
 • VillageOctober 12, 1906
Government[2]
 • MayorLeonard Thompson
 • Governing bodyBawlf Village Council
Area (2016)[3]
 • Land0.89 km2 (0.34 sq mi)
Elevation708 m (2,323 ft)
Population (2016)[3]
 • Total422
 • Density473.3/km2 (1,226/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
HighwaysHighway 13
Highway 854
WebsiteOfficial website

Bawlf /ˈbɔːlf/ is a village in Alberta, Canada located 25 kilometres (16 mi) east-southeast of Camrose. Founded in 1905 as a stop on the Canadian Pacific Railway line, it was named after Nicholas Bawlf, who was then president of the Winnipeg Grain Exchange.[4]

Geography[edit]

Nearby communities include Daysland, Rosalind, Ohaton, Kelsey and Camrose.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Bawlf recorded a population of 422 living in 165 of its 175 total private dwellings, a 4.7% change from its 2011 population of 403. With a land area of 0.89 km2 (0.34 sq mi), it had a population density of 474.2/km2 (1,228.1/sq mi) in 2016.[3]

In the 2011 Census, the Village of Bawlf had a population of 403 living in 155 of its 171 total dwellings, a 9.8% change from its 2006 population of 367. With a land area of 0.96 km2 (0.37 sq mi), it had a population density of 419.8/km2 (1,087.3/sq mi) in 2011.[5]

The population of the Village of Bawlf according to its 2008 municipal census is 374.[6]

Government[edit]

The village is served by a five-member council and is administered by a village chief administrative officer.[2]

Education[edit]

Bawlf School, located in the village of Bawlf, is a K-12 school that serves a population of approximately 350 students. Students in high school come from Bawlf as well as neighbouring communities, including Round Hill and Rosalind. Bawlf School is well known for its academic and athletic achievements. It has won a number of regional and provincial championships in volleyball, basketball, and other sports. Bawlf School has been ranked among the top schools in Alberta for its high achievement at the high school level, according to the Fraser Institute Report Card on Alberta's High Schools.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Location and History Profile: Village of Bawlf" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. October 14, 2016. p. 64. Retrieved October 17, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "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. ^ Place-names of Alberta. Ottawa: Geographic Board of Canada. 1928. p. 16.
  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.
  6. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs (September 15, 2009). "Alberta 2009 Official Population List" (PDF). Retrieved September 12, 2010.

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