Birch Hills County

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
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
Established1995
Government
 • ReeveGerald Manzulenko
 • Governing bodyBirch Hills County Council
 • Office locationWanham
Area
 (2016)[2]
 • Land2,859.6 km2 (1,104.1 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[2]
 • Total1,553
 • Density0.5/km2 (1/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
Websitebirchhillscounty.com

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]

Demographics[edit]

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]

Communities and localities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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.

External links[edit]