Carvel, Alberta

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Carvel
Hamlet
Carvel is located in Alberta
Carvel
Carvel
Location of Carvel within Alberta
Coordinates: 53°31′51″N 114°12′36″W / 53.53083°N 114.21000°W / 53.53083; -114.21000
CountryCanada
ProvinceAlberta
RegionCentral Alberta
Census DivisionNo. 11
Municipal districtParkland County
Government
 • MayorAllan Gamble
 • Governing body
  • Natalie Birnie
  • Allan William Hoefsloot
  • Phyllis Kobasiuk
  • Kristina Kowalski
  • Sally Kucher Johnson
  • Rob Wiedeman
Population
 (2009)[1]
 • Total19
Time zoneUTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Postal code span
Area code(s)780
WebsiteParkland County

Carvel is a hamlet in Alberta, Canada within Parkland County.[2] It is located on Highway 770, approximately 35 kilometres (22 mi) west of Edmonton. The hamlet's name is derived from the novel Richard Carvel by the American writer Winston Churchill.[3]

Carvel's largest building is the St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church and adjoining community hall.

In August 2008, a memorial to the founding pioneer families of Carvel was placed at the entrance to the church's graveyard.

Carvel is home to the CWHK Weather Radar Station, which functions as central Alberta's main weather radar station with an average range of about 240 km (150 mi).[4] Coordinates: 53°31′51″N 114°12′36″W / 53.53083°N 114.21000°W / 53.53083; -114.21000

Demographics[edit]

The population of Carvel according to the 2009 municipal census conducted by Parkland County is 19.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Parkland County (June 29, 2009). "2009 Municipal Census". Archived from the original on July 15, 2011. Retrieved January 6, 2010.
  2. ^ "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. January 12, 2022. Retrieved January 21, 2022.
  3. ^ Place-names of Alberta. Ottawa: Geographic Board of Canada. 1928. p. 30.
  4. ^ Weather Radar - Carvel