Joffre, Alberta

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Joffre is located in Alberta
Location of Joffre Alberta

Joffre is a hamlet in central Alberta, Canada within Lacombe County.[1] It is located 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) north of Highway 11, approximately 20 kilometres (12 mi) northeast of Red Deer.


As a designated place in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Joffre recorded a population of 171 living in 73 of its 75 total private dwellings, a change of −0.6% from its 2011 population of 172. With a land area of 0.21 km2 (0.081 sq mi), it had a population density of 814.3/km2 (2,109.0/sq mi) in 2016.[2]

As a designated place in the 2011 Census, Joffre had a population of 172 living in 69 of its 73 total dwellings, a 3.6% change from its 2006 population of 166. With a land area of 0.35 km2 (0.14 sq mi), it had a population density of 491/km2 (1,273/sq mi) in 2011.[3]

The population of Joffre according to Lacombe County's 2008 municipal census is 195.[4]


The community name was originally a Post Office named in 1918 after Marshal J. J. C. Joffre, Commander-in-Chief of the Allied army 1915-1917. Previously it had been named "Blades" after a local family of pioneers.[5]

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Coordinates: 52°20′10″N 113°32′14″W / 52.33611°N 113.53722°W / 52.33611; -113.53722 (Joffre)