Duchess, Alberta

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Village of Duchess
Motto(s): Where the Swan Sits
Duchess, Alberta is located in Alberta
Duchess, Alberta
Location in Alberta
Coordinates: 50°43′59″N 111°54′23.2″W / 50.73306°N 111.906444°W / 50.73306; -111.906444
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Southern Alberta
Census division 2
Municipal district County of Newell
 • Village May 12, 1921
 • Mayor Tony Steidel
 • Governing body Duchess Village Council
Area (2016)[2]
 • Land 1.96 km2 (0.76 sq mi)
Elevation 760 m (2,490 ft)
Population (2016)[2]
 • Total 1,085
 • Density 553.4/km2 (1,433/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Highways Veteran Memorial Highway
Waterway Rock Lake
Website Official website

Duchess is a village in southern Alberta, Canada, located north of Brooks, across the Trans-Canada Highway, in the County of Newell.

The village was named for Duchess Louise Marguerite. It is mainly a ranching community.


In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Duchess recorded a population of 1,085 living in 371 of its 390 total private dwellings, a 9.4% change from its 2011 population of 992. With a land area of 1.96 km2 (0.76 sq mi), it had a population density of 553.6/km2 (1,433.7/sq mi) in 2016.[2]

In the 2011 Census, the Village of Duchess had a population of 992 living in 360 of its 376 total dwellings, a 1.4% change from its 2006 population of 978. With a land area of 1.89 km2 (0.73 sq mi), it had a population density of 524.9/km2 (1,359.4/sq mi) in 2011.[3]

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Coordinates: 50°44′N 111°54′W / 50.733°N 111.900°W / 50.733; -111.900 (Duchess, Alberta)