Hanna, Alberta

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Hanna
Town
Town of Hanna
Hanna Alberta welcome sign.jpg
Hanna is located in Special Area No. 2
Hanna
Hanna
Hanna is located in Alberta
Hanna
Hanna
Coordinates: 51°38′18″N 111°56′31″W / 51.63833°N 111.94194°W / 51.63833; -111.94194Coordinates: 51°38′18″N 111°56′31″W / 51.63833°N 111.94194°W / 51.63833; -111.94194
CountryCanada
ProvinceAlberta
RegionSouthern Alberta
Census division4
Special AreaSpecial Area No. 2
Incorporated[1] 
 • VillageDecember 31, 1912
 • TownApril 14, 1914
Government
 • MayorDanny Povaschuk
 • Governing bodyHanna Town Council
Area
 (2021)[4]
 • Land8.4 km2 (3.2 sq mi)
Elevation785 m (2,575 ft)
Population
 (2021)[4][6]
 • Total2,394
 • Density285.1/km2 (738/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Postal code span
Area code403, 587, 825
HighwayHighway 9
WebsiteOfficial website

Hanna is a town in east-central Alberta, Canada.

History[edit]

The town was first settled in 1912 and was incorporated in 1914. It was named after David Blyth Hanna, the third vice president of the Canadian Northern Railway. It was a division point of the Canadian Northern Railway and had a 10-stall railway roundhouse.[7]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Hanna had a population of 2,394 living in 1,100 of its 1,257 total private dwellings, a change of -6.4% from its 2016 population of 2,559. With a land area of 8.4 km2 (3.2 sq mi), it had a population density of 285.0/km2 (738.1/sq mi) in 2021.[4]

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Hanna recorded a population of 2,559 living in 1,149 of its 1,246 total private dwellings, a -4.3% change from its 2011 population of 2,673. With a land area of 8.81 km2 (3.40 sq mi), it had a population density of 290.5/km2 (752.3/sq mi) in 2016.[8]

Economy[edit]

The town's main industries are agriculture, oil production, power generation, tourism, and coal mining. It is the centre of a large trading area called Short Grass County and is the home of approximately 200 businesses.[9] Natural resources in the Hanna area are coal, petroleum, natural gas, and bentonite.[7]

Notable people[edit]

Sister town[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Location and History Profile: Town of Hanna" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. October 7, 2016. p. 295. Retrieved October 13, 2016.
  2. ^ "Municipal Officials Search". Alberta Municipal Affairs. May 9, 2019. Retrieved October 1, 2021.
  3. ^ Irwin, Jackie (September 27, 2021). "Povaschuk elected by acclimation". Hanna Herald. Postmedia. Retrieved May 1, 2022.
  4. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts: Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities)". Statistics Canada. February 9, 2022. Retrieved February 9, 2022.
  5. ^ "Alberta Private Sewage Systems 2009 Standard of Practice Handbook: Appendix A.3 Alberta Design Data (A.3.A. Alberta Climate Design Data by Town)" (PDF) (PDF). Safety Codes Council. January 2012. pp. 212–215 (PDF pages 226–229). Archived from the original (PDF) on October 16, 2013. Retrieved October 8, 2013.
  6. ^ "Population and dwelling counts: Canada and population centres". Statistics Canada. February 9, 2022. Retrieved February 13, 2022.
  7. ^ a b Pannekoek, Frits. "Hanna". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved November 9, 2022.
  8. ^ "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.
  9. ^ "Business Listings | Hanna, Alberta". Retrieved November 30, 2021.

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