East Prairie Metis Settlement

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East Prairie Metis Settlement
Metis Settlement
East Prairie Metis Settlement is located in Alberta
East Prairie Metis Settlement
East Prairie Metis Settlement
Location of East Prairie Metis Settlement in Alberta
Coordinates: 55°11′N 116°9′W / 55.183°N 116.150°W / 55.183; -116.150Coordinates: 55°11′N 116°9′W / 55.183°N 116.150°W / 55.183; -116.150
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Northern Alberta
Census division 17
Government[1]
 • Chair Gerald Cunningham
 • Governing body East Prairie Metis Council
Area (2016)[2]
 • Land 334.44 km2 (129.13 sq mi)
Population (2016)[2]
 • Total 304
 • Density 0.9/km2 (2/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)

East Prairie Metis Settlement is a Metis settlement in northern Alberta, Canada within Big Lakes County.[3] It is located approximately 20 km (12 mi) south of Highway 2 and 168 km (104 mi) east of Grande Prairie. It was founded in 1939.[4]

Demographics[edit]

As a designated place in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the East Prairie Metis Settlement recorded a population of 304 living in 98 of its 157 total private dwellings, a change of −16.9% from its 2011 population of 366. With a land area of 334.44 km2 (129.13 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.9/km2 (2.4/sq mi) in 2016.[2]

As a designated place in the 2011 Census, East Prairie had a population of 366 living in 106 of its 135 total dwellings, a change of 4% from its 2006 population of 352. With a land area of 333.87 km2 (128.91 sq mi), it had a population density of 1.0962/km2 (2.839/sq mi) in 2011.[5]

The population of the East Prairie Metis Settlement according to its 2009 municipal census is 906.[6]

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