Legal, Alberta

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Legal
Village
Town of Legal
Legal is located in Alberta
Legal
Legal
Location of Legal in Alberta
Coordinates: 53°56′57″N 113°35′43″W / 53.94917°N 113.59528°W / 53.94917; -113.59528Coordinates: 53°56′57″N 113°35′43″W / 53.94917°N 113.59528°W / 53.94917; -113.59528
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Region Edmonton Capital Region
Census division 11
Municipal district Sturgeon County
Founded 1894
 -Village February 20, 1914[1]
 -Town January 1, 1998[1]
Government[2]
 • Mayor Carol Tremblay
 • Governing body
Area (2011)[3]
 • Total 3.22 km2 (1.24 sq mi)
Elevation 705 m (2,313 ft)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 1,225
 • Density 381.0/km2 (987/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC−7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC−6)
Area code(s) -1+780
Highway Highway 651
Website www.legal.ca

Legal /lˈɡæl/ is a town in central Alberta, Canada within Sturgeon County. It is located 2.4 km (1.5 mi) east of Highway 2 on Highway 651, approximately 42 km (26 mi) north of Edmonton.

Legal was established in 1894 as a Francophone community.[4] The town, the French Mural Capital of Canada, is known for its 28 murals.[5]

Legal fire hall and a bilingual sign

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 Census, the Town of Legal had a population of 1,225 living in 439 of its 464 total dwellings, a 2.8% change from its 2006 population of 1,192. With a land area of 3.22 km2 (1.24 sq mi), it had a population density of 380.4/km2 (985.3/sq mi) in 2011.[3] Of Legal's 1,215 residents, 220 (18%) considered French to be their mother tongue, compared to 2% of Albertans overall.[6]

Eglise St. Emile R.C. Church

In 2006, Legal had a population of 1,192 living in 424 dwellings, a 12.7% increase from 2001. The town has a land area of 2.55 km2 (0.98 sq mi) and a population density of 466.7/km2 (1,209/sq mi).[7]

Education[edit]

The Greater North Central Francophone Education Region No. 2 operates a francophone elementary/junior school in Legal named Citadelle School (École Citadelle), while Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools operates an English elementary/junior school.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Town of Bon Accord Location and History Profile". Alberta Municipal Affairs. Government of Alberta. Retrieved 28 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Municipal Officials Search". Alberta Municipal Affairs. September 16, 2016. Retrieved September 16, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2012. Retrieved February 8, 2012. 
  4. ^ Normandeau, J.A. (1953). Cinquante anniversaire : Paroisse St. Emile de Legal. p. 87. 
  5. ^ Stu Salkeld (May 14, 2014). "Legal named Alberta's best small town". St. Albert Gazette. Great West Newspapers LP. Retrieved April 17, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Canada 2011 Census Profile: Legal, T, Alberta (Census subdivision) and Alberta (Province)". Statistics Canada. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Canada 2006 Census: Legal - Community Profile". Statistics Canada. Retrieved June 12, 2007. 

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