Bowden, Alberta

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Bowden
Town
Town of Bowden
Bowden main street
Bowden main street
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Official logo of Bowden
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Bowden is located in Alberta
Bowden
Bowden
Location of Bowden in Alberta
Coordinates: 51°55′50″N 114°01′32″W / 51.93056°N 114.02556°W / 51.93056; -114.02556Coordinates: 51°55′50″N 114°01′32″W / 51.93056°N 114.02556°W / 51.93056; -114.02556
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census division 8
Municipal district Red Deer County
Incorporated[1]  
 • Village June 17, 1904
 • Town September 1, 1981
Government[2]
 • Mayor Robb Stuart
 • Governing body Bowden Town Council
 • CAO James Mason
 • MP Bob Mills
 • MLA Victor Doerksen
Area (2016)[3]
 • Land 2.8 km2 (1.1 sq mi)
Elevation[4] 991 m (3,251 ft)
Population (2016)[3]
 • Total 1,240
 • Density 442.8/km2 (1,147/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Postal code span T4E
Area code(s) +1-403
Website Official website

Bowden /ˈbdən/ is a town in central Alberta, Canada. It is located in Red Deer County on the Queen Elizabeth II Highway, approximately 45 km (28 mi) south of Red Deer.

The community takes its name from Bowdon, Greater Manchester, in England.[5]

Geography[edit]

Nearby communities include Innisfail to the north, Caroline to the west, Huxley to the east and Olds to the south.

Climate[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Bowden main street

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Bowden recorded a population of 1,240 living in 524 of its 581 total private dwellings, a −0.1% change from its 2011 population of 1,241. With a land area of 2.8 km2 (1.1 sq mi), it had a population density of 442.9/km2 (1,147.0/sq mi) in 2016.[3]

In the 2011 Census, the Town of Bowden had a population of 1,241 living in 518 of its 545 total dwellings, a 2.6% change from its 2006 adjusted population of 1,210. With a land area of 2.73 km2 (1.05 sq mi), it had a population density of 454.6/km2 (1,177.4/sq mi) in 2011.[7]

The population of the Town of Bowden according to its 2009 municipal census is 1,236.[8]

Attractions[edit]

Bowden has a nine-hole golf course with a fully licensed clubhouse.[citation needed]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Location and History Profile: Town of Bowden" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. October 7, 2016. p. 92. Retrieved October 16, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Municipal Officials Search". Alberta Municipal Affairs. March 3, 2017. Retrieved March 11, 2017. 
  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. 23. 
  6. ^ "Canadian Climate Normals 1961-1990". Environment Canada. Retrieved January 23, 2012. 
  7. ^ "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. 
  8. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs (2009-09-15). "Alberta 2009 Official Population List" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-09-14. 
  9. ^ Heath McCoy (June 19, 2007). "Field of dreamers". Calgary Herald. Canada.com. Retrieved March 28, 2015. 

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