Burdett, Alberta

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Burdett is located in Alberta
Coordinates: 49°50′N 111°32′W / 49.833°N 111.533°W / 49.833; -111.533
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Southern Alberta
Census division 1
Municipal district County of Forty Mile No. 8
 • Governing body County of Forty Mile No. 8
 • MP LaVar Payne
 • MLA Drew Barnes
 • Total 2.08 km2 (0.80 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 264
 • Density 127.0/km2 (329/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Postal code span TOK 0J0
Area code(s) +1-403
Highways Highway 3

Burdett is a hamlet in Alberta, Canada within the County of Forty Mile No. 8.[1] It is located approximately 71 kilometres (44 mi) west of Medicine Hat and 97 kilometres (60 mi) east of Lethbridge on Highway 3. Also, Burdett is regarded as the site of Canada's first irrigation pivot[2].


Previously incorporated as a village on June 30, 1913,[3] Burdett dissolved to hamlet status on January 1, 2003.[4]


In 2001,[5] Burdett had a population of 264 living in 99 dwellings, a - 7.7% decrease from 1996. With a land area of 2.08 km2 (0.80 sq mi), Burdett has a population density of 127.0/km2 (329/sq mi).

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Coordinates: 49°49′48.9″N 111°31′18.0″W / 49.830250°N 111.521667°W / 49.830250; -111.521667 (Burdett)