Beaver County, Alberta

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Beaver County
Municipal district
Official logo of Beaver County
Beaver County, Alberta is located in Alberta
Beaver County, Alberta
Location of Beaver County in Alberta
Coordinates: 53°15′N 112°14′W / 53.250°N 112.233°W / 53.250; -112.233Coordinates: 53°15′N 112°14′W / 53.250°N 112.233°W / 53.250; -112.233
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census division No. 10
Established 1943
Incorporated 1958
 • Reeve Kevin Smook
 • Governing body
 • CAO Robert Beck
 • Office location Ryley
Area (2011)[2]
 • Total 3,315.84 km2 (1,280.25 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 5,689
 • Density 1.7/km2 (4/sq mi)
 • Dwellings 2,126
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
Postal code span T0B

Beaver County is a municipal district in central-east Alberta, Canada. It is centred on Holden in the western part of Census Division No. 10. Its municipal office is located in Ryley.

Beaver County was incorporated as a municipal district on July 31, 1999, and the name was changed from "County of Beaver No. 9" to "Beaver County".[3]


In the 2011 Census, Beaver County had a population of 5,689 living in 2,109 of its 2,324 total dwellings, a 0.2% change from its 2006 population of 5,676. With a land area of 3,315.84 km2 (1,280.25 sq mi), it had a population density of 1.7/km2 (4.4/sq mi) in 2011.[2]

In 2009, Beaver County had a population of 5,630 living in 2,291 dwellings.[4]

In 2006, Beaver County had a population of 5,676 living in 2,126 dwellings, a 0.6% increase from 2001. The county has a land area of 3,319.10 km2 (1,281.51 sq mi) and a population density of 1.7/km2 (4.4/sq mi).[5]

In 2001, 5,644 people were living in 2,094 dwellings, a 0.3% decrease in population from 1996. With a land area of 3,316.68 km², Beaver County had a population density of 1.7 /km².[6]

Communities and localities[edit]

Killean Farms Ltd. grain elevator in Shonts.


Two parks with campgrounds are located in the county's limits, Black Nugget Lake (located between Tofield and Ryley, south of Highway 14) and Camp Lake (located east of Viking, between Kinsella and Innisfree).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Municipal Officials Search". Alberta Municipal Affairs. 2016-10-07. Retrieved 2016-10-10. 
  2. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  3. ^ Beaver County municipal profile - Alberta Municipal Affairs
  4. ^ Beaver County (2009). "Municipal Census Highlights" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-07-29. 
  5. ^ Statistics Canada. "Canada 2006 Census: Beaver County - Community Profile". Retrieved 2007-06-11. 
  6. ^ Beaver County Community Profile - Statistics Canada. 2002. 2001 Community Profiles. Released June 27, 2002. Last modified: 2005-11-30. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 93F0053XIE
  7. ^ a b "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. 2012-03-01. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  8. ^ "Standard Geographical Classification (SGC) 2006, Economic Regions: 4810016 - Beaver County, geographical codes and localities, 2006". Statistics Canada. 2010-03-05. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 

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