Linden, Alberta

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Village of Linden
Motto(s): Rural Industrial Capital of Alberta
Linden is located in Alberta
Coordinates: 51°35′26″N 113°29′0″W / 51.59056°N 113.48333°W / 51.59056; -113.48333Coordinates: 51°35′26″N 113°29′0″W / 51.59056°N 113.48333°W / 51.59056; -113.48333
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census Division No. 7
Municipal district Kneehill County
Founded 1902
 • Village January 1, 1964
 • Mayor Vanessa Van Der Meer
 • Governing body Linden Village Council
Area (2016)[3]
 • Land 2.58 km2 (1.00 sq mi)
Elevation 890 m (2,920 ft)
Population (2016)[3]
 • Total 828
 • Density 321.5/km2 (833/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Postal code T0M
Area code(s) 403
Highways 806
Waterways Kneehill Creek
Website Official website

Linden is a village located in Kneehill County, Alberta, in the central part of the province. It is located 28 km (17 mi) southwest of Three Hills and 26 km (16 mi) north of Beiseker.

The area surrounding the village was originally settled by members of the Mennonite church, and many current residents trace their heritage to this group. The first post office was opened in 1949.[4] Linden was incorporated as a village in 1964.


In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Linden recorded a population of 828 living in 306 of its 331 total private dwellings, a 14.2% change from its 2011 population of 725. With a land area of 2.58 km2 (1.00 sq mi), it had a population density of 320.9/km2 (831.2/sq mi) in 2016.[3]

In the 2011 Census, the Village of Linden had a population of 725 living in 293 of its 315 total dwellings, a 9.8% change from its 2006 population of 660. With a land area of 2.56 km2 (0.99 sq mi), it had a population density of 283.2/km2 (733.5/sq mi) in 2011.[5]

The population of the Village of Linden according to its 2008 municipal census is 741.[6]


Dr. Elliot School is a K-9 school within Linden, with Kurt Ratzlaff serving as principal.[7] The school offers a badminton team and a track & field team.

High school aged students living in Linden are given the option of attending school 10 km south of Linden, in Acme, as there is no High school in the village.

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