Cowley, Alberta

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Cowley
Village
Village of Cowley
Looking east at Cowley on AB3 (Crowsnest Highway)
Looking east at Cowley on AB3 (Crowsnest Highway)
Cowley is located in Alberta
Cowley
Cowley
Location of Cowley in Alberta
Coordinates: 49°34′03.7″N 114°04′08.7″W / 49.567694°N 114.069083°W / 49.567694; -114.069083Coordinates: 49°34′03.7″N 114°04′08.7″W / 49.567694°N 114.069083°W / 49.567694; -114.069083
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Southern Alberta
Census division 3
Municipal district Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9
Incorporated[1]  
 • Village August 16, 1906
Government[2]
 • Mayor Garry Hackler (Deputy)
 • Governing body Cowley Village Council
Area (2016)[3]
 • Land 1.37 km2 (0.53 sq mi)
Elevation[4] 1,175 m (3,855 ft)
Population (2016)[3]
 • Total 209
 • Density 152.9/km2 (396/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC−7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC−6)
Area code(s) +1-403, +1-587
Highways Highway 3
Highway 510
Waterway Oldman River Reservoir

Cowley is a village in the Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9, Alberta. It is located west of Lethbridge in Southern Alberta.

It was settled in the 1880s and was named by a rancher. Cowley Post Office opened in 1900, and in 1906 Cowley was incorporated as village. The community's name is a combination of "cow" and "lea".[5]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Cowley recorded a population of 209 living in 100 of its 113 total private dwellings, a change of −11.4% from its 2011 population of 236. With a land area of 1.37 km2 (0.53 sq mi), it had a population density of 152.6/km2 (395.1/sq mi) in 2016.[3]

In the 2011 Census, the Village of Cowley had a population of 236 living in 104 of its 113 total dwellings, a change of 7.8% from its 2006 population of 219. With a land area of 1.4 km2 (0.54 sq mi), it had a population density of 168.6/km2 (436.6/sq mi) in 2011.[6]

The population of the Village of Cowley according to its 2010 municipal census is 235.[7]

Arts and culture[edit]

Cowley was featured in the 2005 motion picture Brokeback Mountain as the fictional town of Signal, Wyoming. Townpeople have welcomed fans of the movie from all over the world.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Location and History Profile: Village of Cowley" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. October 14, 2016. p. 197. Retrieved October 17, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Municipal Officials Search". Alberta Municipal Affairs. June 23, 2017. Retrieved June 25, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 8, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Alberta Private Sewage Systems 2009 Standard of Practice Handbook: Appendix A.3 Alberta Design Data (A.3.A. Alberta Climate Design Data by Town)" (PDF) (PDF). Safety Codes Council. January 2012. pp. 212–215 (PDF pages 226–229). Retrieved October 8, 2013. 
  5. ^ Place-names of Alberta. Ottawa: Geographic Board of Canada. 1928. p. 38. 
  6. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  7. ^ "2010 Official Population List" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. 2010-09-15. Retrieved 2011-01-19.