Bon Accord, Alberta

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Bon Accord
Town
Town of Bon Accord
Flag of Bon Accord
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Bon Accord is located in Alberta
Bon Accord
Bon Accord
Location of Bon Accord in Alberta
Coordinates: 53°49′58″N 113°25′08″W / 53.83278°N 113.41889°W / 53.83278; -113.41889
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Region Edmonton Capital Region
Census division 11
Municipal district Sturgeon County
Incorporated[1]  
 • Village January 1, 1964
 • Town November 20, 1979
Government[2]
 • Mayor Randy Boyd
 • Governing body Bon Accord Town Council
Area (2016)[3]
 • Land 2.13 km2 (0.82 sq mi)
Elevation[4] 625 m (2,051 ft)
Population (2016)[3]
 • Total 1,529
 • Density 718.7/km2 (1,861/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-7 (MST)
Area code(s) +1-780
Highways Highway 28
Website Official website

Bon Accord is a town in central Alberta, Canada. It is located 40 km (25 mi) north of downtown Edmonton on Highway 28. The name is derived from "Bon Accord", the ancient motto of Aberdeen, Scotland, the ancestral home of a first settler.[5]

The International Dark-Sky Association designated Bon Accord an International Dark Sky Community in August 2015 in recognition of the town's implementation of initiatives to preserve and enhance dark night skies over the community.[6] It was the first community in Canada and eleventh in the world to earn this designation.[7]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Bon Accord recorded a population of 1,529 living in 560 of its 578 total private dwellings, a 2.8% change from its 2011 population of 1,488. With a land area of 2.13 km2 (0.82 sq mi), it had a population density of 717.8/km2 (1,859.2/sq mi) in 2016.[3]

In the 2011 Census, the Town of Bon Accord had a population of 1,488 living in 541 of its 569 total dwellings, a -3% change from its 2006 population of 1,534. With a land area of 2.11 km2 (0.81 sq mi), it had a population density of 705.2/km2 (1,826.5/sq mi) in 2011.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Location and History Profile: Town of Bon Accord" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. October 7, 2016. p. 71. Retrieved October 13, 2016.
  2. ^ "Municipal Officials Search". Government of Alberta. Retrieved 2017-04-30.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "Alberta Private Sewage Systems 2009 Standard of Practice Handbook: Appendix A.3 Alberta Design Data (A.3.A. Alberta Climate Design Data by Town)" (PDF) (PDF). Safety Codes Council. January 2012. pp. 212–215 (PDF pages 226–229). Retrieved October 8, 2013.
  5. ^ Place-names of Alberta. Ottawa: Geographic Board of Canada. 1928. p. 22.
  6. ^ "Alberta Town Named First International Dark Sky Community In Canada". International Dark-Sky Association. August 12, 2015. Retrieved August 15, 2015.
  7. ^ "Bon Accord earns international dark sky designation". Edmonton Journal. Postmedia Network. August 14, 2015. Retrieved August 15, 2015.
  8. ^ "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.

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Coordinates: 53°49′58″N 113°25′08″W / 53.83278°N 113.41889°W / 53.83278; -113.41889 (Bon Accord)