Legal, Alberta

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Legal
Town
Town of Legal
Ville de Legal
Legal fire hall with a bilingual sign in the foreground.jpg
Legal is located in Alberta
Legal
Legal
Location of Legal in Alberta
Coordinates: 53°56′57″N 113°35′42″W / 53.9492°N 113.595°W / 53.9492; -113.595Coordinates: 53°56′57″N 113°35′42″W / 53.9492°N 113.595°W / 53.9492; -113.595
CountryCanada
ProvinceAlberta
RegionEdmonton Capital Region
Census division11
Municipal districtSturgeon County
Incorporated[1] 
 • VillageFebruary 20, 1914
 • TownJanuary 1, 1998
Government[2]
 • MayorCarol Tremblay
 • Governing body
Area (2016)[3]
 • Land3.18 km2 (1.23 sq mi)
Elevation705 m (2,313 ft)
Population (2016)[3]
 • Total1,345
 • Density423.4/km2 (1,097/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Area code(s)-1+780
HighwayHighway 651
Websitewww.legal.ca

Legal /lɪˈɡæl/ 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]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the town of Legal recorded a population of 1,345 living in 448 of its 465 total private dwellings, a 9.8% change from its 2011 population of 1,225. With a land area of 3.18 km2 (1.23 sq mi), it had a population density of 423.0/km2 (1,095.5/sq mi) in 2016.[3]

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.[6] Of Legal's 1,215 residents, 220 (18%) considered French to be their mother tongue, compared to 2% of Albertans overall.[7]

Eglise St. Emile R.C. Church

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. ^ "Location and History Profile: Town of Legal" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. October 7, 2016. p. 365. Retrieved October 16, 2016.
  2. ^ "Municipal Officials Search". Alberta Municipal Affairs. September 22, 2017. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  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. ^ 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. ^ "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.
  7. ^ "Canada 2011 Census Profile: Legal, T, Alberta (Census subdivision) and Alberta (Province)". Statistics Canada. Retrieved June 24, 2014.

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