Lamont, Alberta

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Lamont
Town
Town of Lamont
Ukrainian Catholic Church in Lamont
Lamont is located in Alberta
Lamont
Lamont
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
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census division 10
Municipal district Lamont County
Incorporated[1]  
 • Village June 14, 1910
 • Town May 31, 1968
Government[2]
 • Mayor Bill Skinner
 • Governing body Lamont Town Council
Area (2016)[3]
 • Land 9.2 km2 (3.6 sq mi)
Elevation[4] 653 m (2,142 ft)
Population (2016)[3]
 • Total 1,774
 • Density 192.8/km2 (499/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Area code(s) -1+780
Highways Highway 15
Highway 831
Highway 29
Website Official 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.

History[edit]

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]

Demographics[edit]

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]

Media[edit]

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

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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. 2017-03-31. Retrieved 2017-04-02. 
  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'". 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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