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", a 12.8 metres (42 ft) high structure, 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]

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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. March 31, 2017. Retrieved April 2, 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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