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Kinuso is located in Alberta
Coordinates: 55°19′59″N 115°26′1″W / 55.33306°N 115.43361°W / 55.33306; -115.43361Coordinates: 55°19′59″N 115°26′1″W / 55.33306°N 115.43361°W / 55.33306; -115.43361
Country Canada
Province Alberta
RegionNorthern Alberta
Census DivisionNo. 17
Municipal districtBig Lakes County
 • Governing bodyBig Lakes County Council
Area (2011)[1]
 • Total0.61 km2 (0.24 sq mi)
Elevation610 m (2,000 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total276
 • Density452.0/km2 (1,171/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
WaterwaysLesser Slave Lake

Kinuso is a hamlet in northern Alberta, Canada within Big Lakes County,[2] and surrounded by the Swan River First Nation reserve. It is located approximately 48 kilometres (30 mi) west of Slave Lake and 71 km east of High Prairie along Highway 2, south of the southern shore of Lesser Slave Lake.

The name Kinuso comes from the Cree word kinosew, meaning fish.

Kinuso was incorporated as a village until it dissolved on September 1, 2009.[3]


As a designated place in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Kinuso recorded a population of 182 living in 77 of its 102 total private dwellings, a change of −34.1% from its 2011 population of 276. With a land area of 0.59 km2 (0.23 sq mi), it had a population density of 308.5/km2 (798.9/sq mi) in 2016.[4]

In the 2011 Census, Kinuso had a population of 276 living in 109 of its 116 total dwellings, a 26.0% change from its 2006 population of 219. With a land area of 0.61 km2 (0.24 sq mi), it had a population density of 452/km2 (1,172/sq mi) in 2011.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "Census Profile - Kinuso, Village, Alberta (Dissolved census subdivision)". Statistics Canada. 2012-11-02. Retrieved 2012-12-02.
  2. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs (2010-04-01). "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-02-29. Retrieved 2010-06-20.
  3. ^ Alberta Queen’s Printer (2009-07-21). "Order in Council (O.C.) 407/2009". Retrieved 2010-06-20.
  4. ^ "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.