Legal, Alberta

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Legal
Town
Town of Legal
Ville de Legal
Bilingual French/English stop sign and street signs at 50th Street and 50th Avenue
Bilingual French/English stop sign and street signs at 50th Street and 50th Avenue
Legal is located in Sturgeon County
Legal
Legal
Legal is located in Alberta
Legal
Legal
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 Metropolitan Region
Census division11
Municipal districtSturgeon County
Incorporated[1] 
 • VillageFebruary 20, 1914
 • TownJanuary 1, 1998
Government
 • MayorTrina Jones
 • Governing body
Legal Town Council
  • Patrick Hills
  • Fred Malott
  • Carol Tremblay
  • Mark Veenstra
Area
 (2021)[3]
 • Land3.18 km2 (1.23 sq mi)
Elevation
705 m (2,313 ft)
Population
 (2021)[3][4]
 • Total1,232
 • Density387.9/km2 (1,005/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Area code780
HighwayHighway 651
Websitewww.legal.ca Edit this at Wikidata

Legal /lɪˈɡæl/ is a town in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region of Alberta, Canada within Sturgeon County. It is 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, and is named in honour of Bishop Émile-Joseph Legal.[5] The town, the French Mural Capital of Canada, is known for its 28 murals.[6]

Demographics[edit]

Eglise St. Emile R.C. Church

In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Legal had a population of 1,232 living in 455 of its 489 total private dwellings, a change of -8.4% from its 2016 population of 1,345. With a land area of 3.18 km2 (1.23 sq mi), it had a population density of 387.4/km2 (1,003.4/sq mi) in 2021.[3]

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.[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.

Notable people[edit]

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. May 9, 2019. Retrieved October 1, 2021.
  3. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts: Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities)". Statistics Canada. February 9, 2022. Retrieved February 9, 2022.
  4. ^ "Population and dwelling counts: Canada and population centres". Statistics Canada. February 9, 2022. Retrieved February 13, 2022.
  5. ^ Normandeau, J.A. (1953). Cinquante anniversaire : Paroisse St. Emile de Legal. p. 87.
  6. ^ Stu Salkeld (May 14, 2014). "Legal named Alberta's best small town". St. Albert Gazette. Great West Newspapers LP. Retrieved April 17, 2016.
  7. ^ "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.

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