Botha, Alberta

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Botha
Hamlet of Botha
Botha is located in Alberta
Botha
Botha
Coordinates: 52°18′22.0″N 112°31′38.4″W / 52.306111°N 112.527333°W / 52.306111; -112.527333Coordinates: 52°18′22.0″N 112°31′38.4″W / 52.306111°N 112.527333°W / 52.306111; -112.527333
Country Canada
Province Alberta
RegionCentral Alberta
Census division7
Municipal districtCounty of Stettler No. 6
Founded[1]1909
Incorporated[2] 
 • VillageSeptember 5, 1911
Dissolved[3]September 1, 2017
Government
 • Governing bodyCounty of Stettler No. 6 Council
Area
 (2016)[4]
 • Land1.1 km2 (0.4 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[4]
 • Total204
 • Density186/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
HighwaysHighway 12
Highway 850

Botha is a hamlet within the County of Stettler No. 6 in central Alberta, Canada. It is located approximately 88 km (55 mi) east of Red Deer and 13 km (8.1 mi) east of Stettler.

History[edit]

The community was founded in 1909 around the train station named after Louis Botha.[1] Botha then incorporated as a village on September 5, 1911.[2] It dissolved from village status 106 years later on September 1, 2017, becoming a hamlet under the jurisdiction of the County of Stettler No. 6.[3]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Botha recorded a population of 204 living in 80 of its 81 total private dwellings, a 16.6% change from its 2011 population of 175. With a land area of 1.1 km2 (0.42 sq mi), it had a population density of 185.5/km2 (480.3/sq mi) in 2016.[4]

In the 2011 Census, the Village of Botha had a population of 175 living in 71 of its 74 total dwellings, a -5.4% change from its 2006 population of 185. With a land area of 1.09 km2 (0.42 sq mi), it had a population density of 160.6/km2 (415.8/sq mi) in 2011.[5]

Education[edit]

Botha School is part of Clearview Public Schools.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Botha. 1989. p. 16.
  2. ^ a b "Location and History Profile: Village of Botha" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. October 14, 2016. p. 99. Retrieved October 17, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "O.C. 239/2017". Government of Alberta. June 12, 2017. Retrieved September 30, 2017.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ Botha School