Birch Hills County

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Birch Hills County
Municipal district
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Birch Hills County is located in Alberta
Birch Hills County
Location of Birch Hills County in Alberta
Coordinates: 55°43′23″N 118°04′38″W / 55.72306°N 118.07722°W / 55.72306; -118.07722Coordinates: 55°43′23″N 118°04′38″W / 55.72306°N 118.07722°W / 55.72306; -118.07722
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Northern Alberta
Census division No. 19
Established 1995
Government[1]
 • Reeve Marvin Doran
 • Governing body Birch Hills County Council
 • Office location Wanham
Area (2016)[2]
 • Land 2,859.6 km2 (1,104.1 sq mi)
Population (2016)[2]
 • Total 1,553
 • Density 0.5/km2 (1/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Website birchhillscounty.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]

In 2006, Birch Hills County had a population of 1,470 living in 573 dwellings, a 10.6% decrease from 2001. The municipal district has a land area of 2,856.69 km2 (1,102.97 sq mi) and a population density of 0.5/km2 (1.3/sq mi).[6]

In 2001, the municipal district has a population of 1,644 in 636 dwellings, a 2.3% decrease from 1996. On a surface of 2,856 km² it has a density of 0.6 inhabitants/km².[7]

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. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  5. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs (2009-09-15). "Alberta 2009 Official Population List" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-09-12. 
  6. ^ Statistics Canada. "Canada 2006 Census: Birch Hills County - Community Profile". Retrieved 2007-06-11. 
  7. ^ Birch Hills community profile - Statistics Canada. 2002. 2001 Community Profiles. Released June 27, 2002. Last modified: 2005-11-30. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 93F0053XIE
  8. ^ a b "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. 2012-03-01. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  9. ^ "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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