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Dapp is located in Alberta
Location of Dapp Alberta

Dapp is a hamlet in central Alberta, Canada within Westlock County.[1] It is located 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) west of Highway 44, approximately 81 kilometres (50 mi) northwest of St. Albert.


As a designated place in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Dapp recorded a population of 10 living in 4 of its 5 total private dwellings, a change of −70.6% from its 2011 population of 34. With a land area of 0.2 km2 (0.077 sq mi), it had a population density of 50.0/km2 (129.5/sq mi) in 2016.[2]

As a designated place in the 2011 Census, Dapp had a population of 34 living in 14 of its 14 total dwellings, a 30.8% change from its 2006 population of 26. With a land area of 0.28 km2 (0.11 sq mi), it had a population density of 121/km2 (314/sq mi) in 2011.[3]


The community derives its name from the initials of David A. Pennicuick, a railroad official.[4]

This is the history our family, the DAPP family, that has been passed down from our grandfather. Frederick Arthur Dapp homesteaded in a town called Nestow Alberta, the mail delivery was sparse as mail was mis-delivered to Nestor Alberta. The town council of Westow met to change the name, a doctor on the council had just delivered Marjorie Dapp and suggested that as Mr Dapp was a homesteader, they rename the town to Dapp.

In 1985, one of the last two traditional wooden grain elevators in Alberta was built in Dapp by the Alberta Wheat Pool.[5]

Notable residents[edit]

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  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 2010-07-08. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and designated places, 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-04-07.
  4. ^ Place-names of Alberta. Ottawa: Geographic Board of Canada. 1928. p. 41.
  5. ^ http://www.grainelevatorsalberta.ca/articles/HRM-history.pdf

Coordinates: 54°20′42″N 113°54′57″W / 54.34500°N 113.91583°W / 54.34500; -113.91583 (Dapp)