Lamont, Alberta

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Town of Lamont
Ukrainian Catholic Church in Lamont
Lamont is located in Alberta
Location of Lamont in Alberta
Coordinates: 53°45′37″N 112°46′40″W / 53.76028°N 112.77778°W / 53.76028; -112.77778Coordinates: 53°45′37″N 112°46′40″W / 53.76028°N 112.77778°W / 53.76028; -112.77778
RegionCentral Alberta
Census division10
Municipal districtLamont County
 • VillageJune 14, 1910
 • TownMay 31, 1968
 • MayorBill Skinner
 • Governing bodyLamont Town Council
 • Land9.2 km2 (3.6 sq mi)
Elevation653 m (2,142 ft)
 • Total1,774
 • Density192.8/km2 (499/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
Area code(s)-1+780
HighwaysHighway 15
Highway 831
Highway 29
WebsiteOfficial website

Lamont is a town in central Alberta, Canada. It is located 60 kilometres (37 mi) east of Edmonton at the junction of Highway 15 and Highway 831.


The town was named in honour of Canadian politician John Henderson Lamont.

The Lamont Hospital opened in 1912, serving the entire region.[5]

On November 29, 1960, a school bus carrying students from nearby Chipman to school in Lamont was struck by a train, killing 17 students (15 girls and two boys). The collision occurred on the east side of town at a crossing just north of Highway 15 before 9:00 am.[6]


In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Lamont recorded a population of 1,774 living in 664 of its 695 total private dwellings, a 1.2% change from its 2011 population of 1,753. With a land area of 9.2 km2 (3.6 sq mi), it had a population density of 192.8/km2 (499.4/sq mi) in 2016.[3]

In the 2011 Census, the Town of Lamont had a population of 1,753 living in 643 of its 673 total dwellings, a 5% change from its 2006 adjusted population of 1,669. With a land area of 9.27 km2 (3.58 sq mi), it had a population density of 189.1/km2 (489.8/sq mi) in 2011.[7]


The Lamont Leader and Farm 'n' Friends are local weekly newspapers that serve Lamont.[8][9]

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  1. ^ "Location and History Profile: Town of Lamont" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. October 7, 2016. p. 358. Retrieved October 13, 2016.
  2. ^ "Municipal Officials Search". Alberta Municipal Affairs. 2017-09-22. Retrieved 2017-09-25.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "Alberta Private Sewage Systems 2009 Standard of Practice Handbook: Appendix A.3 Alberta Design Data (A.3.A. Alberta Climate Design Data by Town)" (PDF) (PDF). Safety Codes Council. January 2012. pp. 212–215 (PDF pages 226–229). Retrieved October 8, 2013.
  5. ^ Choriawy, Cathy (1989). Commerce in the country : a land use and structural history of the Luzan grocery store. Edmonton: Alberta Culture, Historical Resources Division. p. 21.
  6. ^ Edmonton Journal (Jana G. Pruden) (2010-11-21). "Survivors recall 'The Tragedy'". Archived from the original on 2010-12-28. Retrieved 2010-11-21.
  7. ^ "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.
  8. ^ "About". Caribou Publishing. Retrieved March 27, 2013.
  9. ^ "Farm 'n' Friends". Cowley Newspapers. Retrieved July 18, 2012.

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