Islay, Alberta

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Islay is located in Alberta
Location of Islay Alberta

Islay is a hamlet in central Alberta, Canada, within the County of Vermilion River.[1] Previously an incorporated municipality, Islay dissolved from village status on March 15, 1944, to become part of the Municipal District of Vermilion Valley No. 482.[2] The community was named after Islay, in Scotland, the ancestral home of pioneer settlers.[3]

Islay is located 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) north of Highway 16, approximately 36 kilometres (22 mi) west of Lloydminster. Its first school opened in 1907.[4]


As a designated place in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Islay recorded a population of 195 living in 80 of its 95 total private dwellings, a change of -6.3% from its 2011 population of 208. With a land area of 0.65 km2 (0.25 sq mi), it had a population density of 300.0/km2 (777.0/sq mi) in 2016.[5]

As a designated place in the 2011 Census, Islay had a population of 208 living in 75 of its 87 total dwellings, a 10.1% change from its 2006 population of 189. With a land area of 0.58 km2 (0.22 sq mi), it had a population density of 359/km2 (929/sq mi) in 2011.[6]

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  1. ^ "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. April 1, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 29, 2012. Retrieved June 6, 2010.
  2. ^ "Table 6a: Population by census divisions and subdivisions showing reorganization of rural areas, 1931-1946". Census of the Prairie Provinces, 1946. Volume I: Population. Ottawa: Dominion Bureau of Statistics. 1949. p. 423.
  3. ^ Place-names of Alberta. Ottawa: Geographic Board of Canada. 1928. p. 68.
  4. ^ Ronaghan, Allen (1973). Earnest-Minded Men : an account of local government in the County of Vermilion River. Kitscoty, Alberta: County of Vermilion River. p. 173.
  5. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and designated places, 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 13, 2017.
  6. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and designated places, 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-04-07.

Coordinates: 53°23′38″N 110°32′20″W / 53.39389°N 110.53889°W / 53.39389; -110.53889 (Islay)