Keoma, Alberta

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Keoma is a hamlet in southern Alberta under the jurisdiction of Rocky View County.[1]

Keoma is located approximately 35 km (21 mi) northeast of Downtown Calgary, on Highway 566, 2.0 km (1.2 mi) east of Highway 9 and 19 km (12 mi) north of the Trans-Canada Highway.

Keoma is an Indian name for "over there", far away. The hamlet was settled in 1910 when the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) opened up land for irrigation. It is assumed that the CPR named the site, but this is not definitive. The post office was in operation from January 15, 1910 to June 27, 1986.


As a designated place in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Keoma recorded a population of 104 living in 38 of its 38 total private dwellings, a change of 19.5% from its 2011 population of 87. With a land area of 0.45 km2 (0.17 sq mi), it had a population density of 231.1/km2 (598.6/sq mi) in 2016.[2]

Rocky View County's 2013 municipal census counted a population of 85 in Keoma, a 26.9% change from its 2006 municipal census population of 67.[3]

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  1. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs (2010-04-01). "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-02-29. Retrieved 2010-06-06.
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ "County Census Identifies Divisional Population Changes". Rocky View County. September 23, 2013. Retrieved September 23, 2013.

Karamitsanis, Aphrodite (1992). Place Names of Alberta – Volume II, Southern Alberta, University of Calgary Press, Calgary, Alberta.

Read, Tracey (1983). Acres and Empires – A History of the Municipal District of Rocky View, Calgary, Alberta.

Coordinates: 51°13′01″N 113°38′55″W / 51.21694°N 113.64861°W / 51.21694; -113.64861