De Winton, Alberta

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De Winton
Hamlet
De Winton, Alberta is located in Alberta
De Winton, Alberta
Location of De Winton in Alberta
Coordinates: 50°49′23″N 114°01′07″W / 50.8231°N 114.0186°W / 50.8231; -114.0186
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Census division No. 6
Municipal district M.D. of Foothills No. 31
Government
 • Type Unincorporated
 • Reeve Larry Spilak
 • Governing body
Time zone MST (UTC-7)

De Winton is a hamlet in southern Alberta, Canada within the Municipal District (M.D.) of Foothills No. 31.[1] It is located just south of the City of Calgary and west of Highway 2A (MacLeod Trail).

De Winton is located within Census Division No. 6.

A variant name is Dewinton. The village has the name of Francis de Winton, a British army officer.[2]

History[edit]

During the Second World War, a Royal Air Force pilot training school was located at the Royal Canadian Air Force air station at De Winton (today's De Winton/South Calgary Airport). Temporary buildings were erected to house operations and accommodate service personnel.

Demographics[edit]

Statistics Canada has not recently published a population for De Winton.

However, Industry Canada shows that De Winton's greater rural area had a total population of 1,835 living in 636 dwellings in 2001. With a land area of 132.65 km2 (51.22 sq mi), its greater rural area has a population density of 13.8/km2 (36/sq mi).[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs (2010-04-01). "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-06-24. 
  2. ^ Place-names of Alberta. Ottawa: Geographic Board of Canada. 1928. p. 42. 
  3. ^ Industry Canada/Web Archive (2006-11-04). "De Winton - Community demographics (2001 census)". Archived from the original on 2006-11-04. Retrieved 2010-02-07. 

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Coordinates: 50°49′23″N 114°01′07″W / 50.82306°N 114.01861°W / 50.82306; -114.01861 (De Winton)