Hussar, Alberta

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Village of Hussar
Hussar is located in Alberta
Coordinates: 51°02′31″N 112°40′59″W / 51.04194°N 112.68306°W / 51.04194; -112.68306Coordinates: 51°02′31″N 112°40′59″W / 51.04194°N 112.68306°W / 51.04194; -112.68306
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Southern Alberta
Census Division No. 5
Municipal district Wheatland County
Founded 1913
 • Village April 20, 1928
 • Mayor Tim Frank
 • Governing body Hussar Village Council
 • Deputy Mayor Corey Fisher[2]
 • Councillor Timothy Muir
Area (2016)[4]
 • Land 0.75 km2 (0.29 sq mi)
Elevation 910 m (2,990 ft)
Population (2016)[4]
 • Total 190
 • Density 254.8/km2 (660/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Postal Code T0J 1S0
Area code(s) 403
Highways 56, 561
Website Official website

Hussar is a village in southern Alberta, Canada within Wheatland County. It is located on Highway 561, approximately 93 km (58 mi) east of Calgary and 55 km (34 mi) south of Drumheller.


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.[5]


In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Hussar recorded a population of 190 living in 78 of its 87 total private dwellings, a change of 8% from its 2011 population of 176. With a land area of 0.75 km2 (0.29 sq mi), it had a population density of 253.3/km2 (656.1/sq mi) in 2016.[4]

In the 2011 Census, the Village of Hussar had a population of 176 living in 78 of its 89 total dwellings, a change of -5.9% 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.[6]

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  1. ^ "Location and History Profile: Village of Hussar" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. October 21, 2016. p. 386. Retrieved October 23, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Council". Village of Hussar. Retrieved 2014-01-19. 
  3. ^ "Municipal Officials Search". Alberta Municipal Affairs. 2017-09-22. Retrieved 2017-09-25. 
  4. ^ a b c "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. 
  5. ^ The Hussar Heritage, ISBN 0-9698525-0-9, by The Hussar Historical Society Book Committee - 1994, Page 19 - 25
  6. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-02-08. 

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