Carvel, Alberta

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Carvel is located in Alberta
Location of Carvel within Alberta
Coordinates: 53°31′51″N 114°12′36″W / 53.53083°N 114.21000°W / 53.53083; -114.21000
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census Division No. 11
Municipal district Parkland County
 • Mayor Rodney Shaigec
 • Governing body
Population (2009)[1]
 • Total 19
Time zone MST (UTC−7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC−6)
Postal code span T7Y 3P2
Area code(s) 780
Website Parkland 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


The population of Carvel according to Parkland County's 2009 municipal census is 19.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Parkland County (June 29, 2009). "2009 Municipal Census". Archived from the original on July 15, 2011. Retrieved January 6, 2010. 
  2. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs (2010-04-01). "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-02-29. Retrieved 2010-07-03. 
  3. ^ Place-names of Alberta. Ottawa: Geographic Board of Canada. 1928. p. 30. 
  4. ^ Weather Radar - Carvel