Burdett, Alberta

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Burdett
Hamlet
Burdett is located in Alberta
Burdett
Burdett
Coordinates: 49°50′N 111°32′W / 49.833°N 111.533°W / 49.833; -111.533
Country Canada
Province Alberta
RegionSouthern Alberta
Census division1
Municipal districtCounty of Forty Mile No. 8
Government
 • Governing bodyCounty of Forty Mile No. 8
 • MPLaVar Payne
 • MLADrew Barnes
Area
 • Total2.08 km2 (0.80 sq mi)
Population
(2001)
 • Total264
 • Density127.0/km2 (329/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
Postal code span
Area code(s)+1-403
HighwaysHighway 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]

History[edit]

The community has the name of Angela Burdett-Coutts, 1st Baroness Burdett-Coutts, a railroad promoter.[3] Previously incorporated as a village on June 30, 1913,[4] Burdett dissolved to hamlet status on January 1, 2003.[5]

Demographics[edit]

As a designated place in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Burdett recorded a population of 406 living in 117 of its 122 total private dwellings, a change of 17% from its 2011 population of 347. With a land area of 0.79 km2 (0.31 sq mi), it had a population density of 513.9/km2 (1,331.1/sq mi) in 2016.[6]

Notable people[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs (2010-04-01). "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-02-29. Retrieved 2010-06-24.
  2. ^ "Google Maps". Google Maps.
  3. ^ Place-names of Alberta. Ottawa: Geographic Board of Canada. 1928. p. 27.
  4. ^ Alberta Queen's Printer (1913-07-15). "Burdett Notice" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-06-24.
  5. ^ Alberta Queen's Printer (2003-11-05). "Order in Council (O.C.) 507/2002" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-06-24.
  6. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and designated places, 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 13, 2017.

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