Breton, Alberta

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Village of Breton
Breton Mainstreet
Breton Mainstreet
Coat of arms of Breton
Coat of arms
Breton, Alberta is located in Alberta
Breton, Alberta
Location in Alberta
Coordinates: 53°06′18.0″N 114°28′25.1″W / 53.105000°N 114.473639°W / 53.105000; -114.473639Coordinates: 53°06′18.0″N 114°28′25.1″W / 53.105000°N 114.473639°W / 53.105000; -114.473639
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census division 11
Municipal District Brazeau County
 • Mayor James Alan Barker
 • Governing body Breton Village Council
Area (2011)[2]
 • Total 1.73 km2 (0.67 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 496
 • Density 286.5/km2 (742/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Postal code span T0C 0P0
Highways Highway 20
Highway 616
Website Official website

Breton /ˈbrɛtən/ is a village in central Alberta, Canada. It is located southwest of Edmonton. Originally called Keystone, it was established in 1909 by a group of African-American immigrants as a block settlement.[3] The town is named after former Alberta MLA Douglas Breton.[4]

It has one High School (grades 7-12) and one elementary (K-6) school. It has a volunteer fire department, two grocery stores, two golf courses, four restaurants, two hair parlors, a police station with three officers and one secretary.


The Village of Breton's 2012 municipal census counted a population of 581,[5] a 0.3% increase over its 2007 municipal census population of 579.[6]

In the 2011 Census, the Village of Breton had a population of 496 living in 208 of its 218 total dwellings, a -9.8% change from its 2006 population of 550. With a land area of 1.73 km2 (0.67 sq mi), it had a population density of 286.7/km2 (742.6/sq mi) in 2011.[2]

In 2006, Breton had a population of 550 living in 243 dwellings, a 4.0% decrease from 2001. The Village has an area of 1.73 km2 (0.67 sq mi) and a population density of 317.7 inhabitants per square kilometer.[7]

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  1. ^ "Municipal Officials Search". Alberta Municipal Affairs. September 16, 2016. Retrieved September 16, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c "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. 
  3. ^ Heritage Community Foundation; Black Pioneers Descendants' Society (2007). "Alberta's Black Pioneer Heritage - Keystone". Heritage Community Foundation and Black Pioneers Descendants' Society. Retrieved 2008-07-09. 
  4. ^ "Breton". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved June 30, 2010. 
  5. ^ "2012 Municipal Affairs Population List" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. 2012-11-22. Retrieved 2012-12-13. 
  6. ^ "Alberta 2009 Official Population List" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. 2009-09-15. Retrieved 2010-09-14. 
  7. ^ Statistics Canada. "Canada 2006 Census: Breton - Community Statistics". Retrieved 2007-06-05. 

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