Birch Hills County

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Birch Hills County
Municipal district
Official logo of Birch Hills County
Location within Alberta
Location within Alberta
Country Canada
Province Alberta
RegionNorthern Alberta
Census divisionNo. 19
 • ReeveGerald Manzulenko
 • Governing bodyBirch Hills County Council
 • Office locationWanham
 • Land2,859.6 km2 (1,104.1 sq mi)
 • Total1,553
 • Density0.5/km2 (1/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)

Birch Hills County is a municipal district in north-western Alberta, Canada. It is located in Census Division 19, northeast of Grande Prairie.

The district takes its name from a range of hills of the same name, which in turn were named by Cree Indians.[3]


In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Birch Hills County recorded a population of 1,553 living in 496 of its 616 total private dwellings, a -1.8% change from its 2011 population of 1,582. With a land area of 2,859.6 km2 (1,104.1 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.5/km2 (1.4/sq mi) in 2016.[2]

In the 2011 Census, Birch Hills County had a population of 1,582 living in 519 of its 596 total dwellings, a 7.6% change from its 2006 population of 1,470. With a land area of 2,856.69 km2 (1,102.97 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.6/km2 (1.4/sq mi) in 2011.[4]

The population of Birch Hills County according to its 2008 municipal census is 1,610.[5]

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  1. ^ "Municipal Officials Search". Alberta Municipal Affairs. September 22, 2017. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  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. ^ Place-names of Alberta. Ottawa: Geographic Board of Canada. 1928. p. 20.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ "Alberta 2009 Official Population List" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. September 15, 2009. Retrieved September 12, 2010.
  6. ^ a b "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. 2012-03-01. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-04-09. Retrieved 2012-08-11.
  7. ^ "Standard Geographical Classification (SGC) 2006, Economic Regions: 4819049 - Birch Hills County, geographical codes and localities, 2006". Statistics Canada. 2010-03-05. Retrieved 2012-08-11.

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