Galahad, Alberta

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Galahad
Hamlet
Hamlet of Galahad
Galahad is located in Alberta
Galahad
Galahad
Coordinates: 52°30′41″N 111°55′28″W / 52.51139°N 111.92444°W / 52.51139; -111.92444Coordinates: 52°30′41″N 111°55′28″W / 52.51139°N 111.92444°W / 52.51139; -111.92444
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census division 7
Municipal district Flagstaff County
Incorporated (village)[1] May 5, 1918
Dissolved[2] January 1, 2016
Government
 • Governing body Flagstaff County Council
Area (2011)[3]
 • Total 0.60 km2 (0.23 sq mi)
Elevation 708 m (2,323 ft)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 119
 • Density 199.7/km2 (517/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Highways Highway 861
Website Official website

Galahad is a hamlet in east-central Alberta, Canada within Flagstaff County. It is located just a few miles north of the Battle River valley on a former Canadian National rail line. The hamlet was originally incorporated as a village on May 5, 1918.[1] It dissolved to become a hamlet under the jurisdiction of Flagstaff County on January 1, 2016.[2]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census, Galahad had a population of 119 living in 49 of its 64 total dwellings, an -11.2% change from its 2006 population of 134. With a land area of 0.6 km2 (0.23 sq mi), it had a population density of 198.3/km2 (513.7/sq mi) in 2011.[3]

In 2006, Galahad had a population of 134 living in 62 dwellings, a 16.8% decrease from 2001. The village has a land area of 0.60 square kilometres (0.23 sq mi) and a population density of 224.8/km2 (582/sq mi).[4]

Economy[edit]

The economic base of the Galahad area is agriculture (wheat, barley, canola as well as ranching), oil and gas production, coal mining and power generation.[citation needed]

Arts and culture[edit]

The community was named after Galahad, of Arthurian legend.[5] Of interest, the roads in Galahad have been given names pertaining to Arthurian legend. The hamlet has roads named Merlin Street, Sir Lancelot Street (which perhaps not surprisingly intersects with Guinevere Avenue) and King Arthur Street. Other road names include "Lady Helen" and "Lady Vivian," which are figures not clearly connected with Camelot.

Transportation[edit]

Nearby transportation routes include Highway 36 and Highway 53.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Location and History Profile: Village of Galahad". Alberta Municipal Affairs. December 25, 2015. Retrieved January 1, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "O.C. 259/2015". Government of Alberta. November 17, 2015. Retrieved November 19, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2012. Retrieved February 8, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Canada 2006 Census: Galahad - Community Profile". Statistics Canada. Retrieved June 7, 2007. 
  5. ^ Place-names of Alberta. Ottawa: Geographic Board of Canada. 1928. p. 55. 

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