|Village of Hussar|
|Census Division||No. 5|
|Municipal district||Wheatland County|
|Incorporated||April 20, 1928|
|• Mayor||Tim Frank|
|• Governing body||Hussar Village Council|
|• Deputy Mayor||Corey Fisher|
|• Councillor||Timothy Muir|
|• Total||0.99 km2 (0.38 sq mi)|
|Elevation||910 m (2,990 ft)|
|• Density||177.8/km2 (460/sq mi)|
|Time zone||MST (UTC-7)|
|Postal Code||T0J 1S0|
Hussar was unofficially founded in 1913 when the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) established a station and named it Hussar. A community grew up around the station and was incorporated as a village in 1928. The name Hussar for the station was used in honour of a group of German soldiers who belonged to a German Hussar (cavalry) regiment who earlier had established a large farm near Hussar. With the start of World War I most of the soldiers returned to Germany and those who remained were interned for the duration of the war. The land, which was part of this German Canadian Farming Co. Ltd., was purchased after the war. Following the war, the community, both the village and the surrounding area, began to grow with an influx of settlers from around the world. English, Irish, Scots and Danes made up the bulk of the settlers. Many of those settlers' descendants still reside in or around the community.
In the 2011 Census, the Village of Hussar had a population of 176 living in 78 of its 89 total dwellings, a -5.9% change from its 2006 population of 187. With a land area of 0.99 km2 (0.38 sq mi), it had a population density of 177.8/km2 (460.4/sq mi) in 2011.
In 2006, Hussar had a population of 187 living in 84 dwellings, a 3.3% increase from 2001. The village has a land area of 1.05 km2 (0.41 sq mi) and a population density of 178.3 inhabitants per square kilometre.
- "Council". Village of Hussar. Retrieved 2014-01-19.
- "Municipal Officials Search". Alberta Municipal Affairs. 2016-07-22. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
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- The Hussar Heritage, ISBN 0-9698525-0-9, by The Hussar Historical Society Book Committee - 1994, Page 19 - 25
- Statistics Canada. "Canada 2006 Census: Hussar - Community Profile". Retrieved 2007-06-08.