Donalda

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Donalda
Village
Village of Donalda
Donalda is located in Alberta
Donalda
Location in Alberta
Coordinates: 52°34′58.2″N 112°34′18.2″W / 52.582833°N 112.571722°W / 52.582833; -112.571722Coordinates: 52°34′58.2″N 112°34′18.2″W / 52.582833°N 112.571722°W / 52.582833; -112.571722
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census division 7
Municipal district County of Stettler No. 6
Incorporated[1]  
 • Village December 30, 1912
Government[2]
 • Mayor Dan Knudtson
 • Governing body Donalda Village Council
Area (2016)[3]
 • Land 0.99 km2 (0.38 sq mi)
Elevation 780 m (2,560 ft)
Population (2016)[3]
 • Total 219
 • Density 221/km2 (570/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC−7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC−6)
Highways Highway 53
Website Official website

Donalda is a village in central Alberta, east of Ponoka. It was founded in 1911 and takes its name from Donalda Crossway, a niece of Sir Donald Mann, a Canadian Northern Railway official.[4] It is home to the "World's Largest Oil Lamp", standing at 12.8 metres (42 ft) high, the structure is one of the Giants of the Prairies. The village was first named Eidswold by the Norwegian settlers who first founded the community.[5] It was renamed Donalda in 1910, when the railroad came through.[6]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Donalda recorded a population of 219 living in 115 of its 131 total private dwellings, a −15.4% change from its 2011 population of 259. With a land area of 0.99 km2 (0.38 sq mi), it had a population density of 221.2/km2 (572.9/sq mi) in 2016.[3]

In the 2011 Census, the Village of Donalda had a population of 259 living in 119 of its 140 total dwellings, a 15.6% change from its 2006 population of 224. With a land area of 0.99 km2 (0.38 sq mi), it had a population density of 261.6/km2 (677.6/sq mi) in 2011.[7]

In 2006, Donalda had a population of 224 living in 115 dwellings, a -2.6% change from 2001. The village has a land area of 0.99 square kilometres (0.38 sq mi) and a population density of 226.9/km2 (588/sq mi).[8]

Education[edit]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Location and History Profile: Village of Donalda" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. October 14, 2016. p. 239. Retrieved October 17, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Municipal Officials Search". Alberta Municipal Affairs. July 21, 2017. Retrieved July 23, 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. ^ "Donalda". Unlock the Past with Central Alberta Regional Museum Network. Central Alberta Regional Museum Network. Retrieved 2014-04-25. 
  5. ^ "Mot Kanadas Nordvast: Pioneer Settlement by Scandinavians in Central Alberta" by William C. Wonders. Geografiska Annaler. Series B, Human Geography, Vol. 65, No. 2 (1983), pp. 129-152.
  6. ^ Donalda Jubliee Committee (1963). Fifty years on the coulee rim: factual history of Donalda and district. Donalda, Alberta. p. 5. 
  7. ^ "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. 
  8. ^ Statistics Canada. "Canada 2006 Census: Donalda: Community Profile". Retrieved 2007-06-07. 
  9. ^ Profile, tvguide.com; accessed April 12, 2014.

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