Municipal District of Bighorn No. 8

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Municipal District of Bighorn No. 8
Municipal district
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Municipal District of Bighorn No. 8 is located in Alberta
Municipal District of Bighorn No. 8
Location of Bighorn No. 8 in Alberta
Coordinates: 51°21′0″N 115°04′0″W / 51.35000°N 115.06667°W / 51.35000; -115.06667Coordinates: 51°21′0″N 115°04′0″W / 51.35000°N 115.06667°W / 51.35000; -115.06667
Country Canada
Province Alberta
RegionCalgary Region
Census divisionNo. 15
Incorporated1988
Government[1]
 • ReeveDene Cooper
 • Governing bodyM.D. of Bighorn Council
 • Office locationExshaw
Area (2016)[2]
 • Land2,761.18 km2 (1,066.10 sq mi)
Population (2016)[2]
 • Total1,334
 • Density0.5/km2 (1/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Websitemdbighorn.ca

The Municipal District of Bighorn No. 8 is a municipal district situated in Census Division No. 15 of Alberta, Canada. It is located between Calgary and Banff National Park, north of Kananaskis Improvement District. Highway 1 (the Trans-Canada Highway) bisects this county.

It was created as a municipal district on January 1, 1988 from the former Improvement District No. 8,[3] absorbing the Town of Canmore in the early 90's.

Communities and localities[edit]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Municipal District of Bighorn No. 8 recorded a population of 1,334 living in 556 of its 766 total private dwellings, a −0.5% change from its 2011 population of 1,341. With a land area of 2,761.18 km2 (1,066.10 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.5/km2 (1.3/sq mi) in 2016.[2]

In the 2011 Census, the Municipal District of Bighorn No. 8 had a population of 1,341 living in 547 of its 797 total dwellings, a 6.1% change from its 2006 population of 1,264. With a land area of 2,767.94 km2 (1,068.71 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.5/km2 (1.3/sq mi) in 2011.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs: Municipal Officials Search
  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. ^ Municipal District of Bighorn No. 8 profile - Alberta Municipal Affairs
  4. ^ a b "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. 2012-03-01. Retrieved 2012-08-11.
  5. ^ "Standard Geographical Classification (SGC) 2006, Economic Regions: 4815015 - Bighorn No. 8, geographical codes and localities, 2006". Statistics Canada. 2010-03-05. Retrieved 2012-08-11.
  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.

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