Compeer, Alberta

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Compeer, Alberta is located in Alberta
Compeer, Alberta
Location of Compeer in Alberta

Compeer is a hamlet in east-central Alberta, Canada within Special Area No. 4.[1][2] Previously an incorporated municipality, Compeer dissolved from village status on December 31, 1936 to become part of the Municipal District of Neutral Hills No. 331.[3]

Compeer is located on an abandoned track of the Railink Central Western railway, north of Highway 12 and west of the Alberta–Saskatchewan border. It is approximately 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) east of Altario.

Founded in 1901, Compeer was a spot Aboriginals used to camp. Its literal meaning is camp here. When explorers came to Compeer, natives told them to camp here. Due to a misinterpretation, explorers thought the area was called Compeer.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. April 1, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 29, 2012. Retrieved June 6, 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ "Standard Geographical Classification 2006 – Special Area No. 4, geographical codes and localities, 2006". Statistics Canada. March 5, 2010. Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. Retrieved July 11, 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  3. ^ "The Alberta Gazette, 1936 (Volume 32) – Change in the Status of the Village of Compeer to that of a Hamlet, and the Lands Added to the Municipal District of Neutral Hills, No. 331". Government of Alberta. December 1, 1936. pp. 1281–1282. Retrieved October 11, 2015.

Coordinates: 51°51′34″N 110°00′47″W / 51.85944°N 110.01306°W / 51.85944; -110.01306 (Compeer)