Forestburg, Alberta

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Forestburg
Village
Village of Forestburg
Forestburg grain elevators
Forestburg grain elevators
Forestburg is located in Alberta
Forestburg
Forestburg
Location of Forestburg in Alberta
Coordinates: 52°34′49″N 112°04′05″W / 52.58028°N 112.06806°W / 52.58028; -112.06806Coordinates: 52°34′49″N 112°04′05″W / 52.58028°N 112.06806°W / 52.58028; -112.06806
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census division 7
Municipal district Flagstaff County
Founded 1916
Incorporated[1]  
 • Village August 21, 1919
Government[2]
 • Mayor Peter V. Miller
 • Governing body Forestburg Village Council
Area (2016)[3]
 • Land 2.73 km2 (1.05 sq mi)
Elevation 662.90 m (2,174.87 ft)
Population (2016)[3]
 • Total 875
 • Density 320.1/km2 (829/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC−7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC−6)
Highways Highway 53
Waterway Battle River
Website Official website

Forestburg is a village located in east-central Alberta, Canada. The rich farmland of the area was first settled in 1905. Soon after the first of many "gopher hole" mines, homesteaders were soon coal mining on the banks of the Battle River in 1907.

The site was surveyed in 1919 after the Canadian Northern Railway arrived in 1916, and Forestburg was incorporated into a village. Today Forestburg's economy is based on agriculture, coal mining, oil and gas activity, and power generation. With approximately 75 businesses, the rate of employment is good. Forestburg has a good variety of retail and services, with major employment by Atco Power Ltd. and Westmoreland Coal. The village is the headquarters of the Battle River Railway, a co-operative railway established in 2009.[4]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Forestburg recorded a population of 875 living in 360 of its 404 total private dwellings, a 5.3% change from its 2011 population of 831. With a land area of 2.73 km2 (1.05 sq mi), it had a population density of 320.5/km2 (830.1/sq mi) in 2016.[3]

The population of the Village of Forestburg according to its 2014 municipal census is 880,[5] a 5.9% change from its 2011 federal census population of 831.[6]

In the 2011 Census, the Village of Forestburg had a population of 831 living in 348 of its 380 total dwellings, a -7.2% change from its 2006 population of 895. With a land area of 2.75 km2 (1.06 sq mi), it had a population density of 302.2/km2 (782.6/sq mi) in 2011.[6]

In 2006, Forestburg had a population of 895 living in 393 dwellings, a 2.9% increase from 2001. The village has a land area of 2.19 km2 (0.85 sq mi) and a population density of 409.1 inhabitants per square kilometre.[7]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Forestburg
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 11
(52)
15
(59)
20.6
(69.1)
30
(86)
35
(95)
34.4
(93.9)
36
(97)
37
(99)
35.6
(96.1)
29.5
(85.1)
20.5
(68.9)
14
(57)
37
(99)
Average high °C (°F) −6.8
(19.8)
−3.4
(25.9)
2.3
(36.1)
11.4
(52.5)
17.8
(64)
21.5
(70.7)
23.6
(74.5)
23.2
(73.8)
17.4
(63.3)
11.6
(52.9)
1
(34)
−5.1
(22.8)
9.5
(49.1)
Daily mean °C (°F) −11.9
(10.6)
−8.5
(16.7)
−2.5
(27.5)
5.8
(42.4)
11.8
(53.2)
15.8
(60.4)
17.9
(64.2)
17.1
(62.8)
11.7
(53.1)
6
(43)
−3.5
(25.7)
−9.9
(14.2)
4.1
(39.4)
Average low °C (°F) −16.9
(1.6)
−13.6
(7.5)
−7.3
(18.9)
0.1
(32.2)
5.7
(42.3)
10
(50)
12.1
(53.8)
11
(52)
5.9
(42.6)
0.3
(32.5)
−7.9
(17.8)
−14.6
(5.7)
−1.3
(29.7)
Record low °C (°F) −44.4
(−47.9)
−42.2
(−44)
−39.4
(−38.9)
−25.6
(−14.1)
−7
(19)
−3.3
(26.1)
4.4
(39.9)
0
(32)
−6.5
(20.3)
−21
(−6)
−32
(−26)
−45
(−49)
−45
(−49)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 17.4
(0.685)
11.3
(0.445)
16.5
(0.65)
22.3
(0.878)
46.1
(1.815)
79.1
(3.114)
73.2
(2.882)
58.4
(2.299)
38.3
(1.508)
15
(0.59)
13.3
(0.524)
15
(0.59)
402
(15.83)
Source: Environment Canada[8]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]