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Town of Mundare
Mundare is located in Alberta
Coordinates: 53°35′28″N 112°20′11″W / 53.59111°N 112.33639°W / 53.59111; -112.33639Coordinates: 53°35′28″N 112°20′11″W / 53.59111°N 112.33639°W / 53.59111; -112.33639
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census division 10
Municipal district Lamont County
 • Mayor Charlie Gargus
 • Governing body Mundare Town Council
Area (2011)[2]
 • Total 4.20 km2 (1.62 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 678 m (2,224 ft)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 855
 • Density 203.6/km2 (527/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC−7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC−6)
Area code(s) -1+780
Highways Highway 16
Highway 15
Highway 855
Waterway Beaverhill Lake
Website Official website

Mundare is a small town in central Alberta, Canada. It is located 70 km (43 mi) east of Edmonton and 24 km (15 mi) west of Vegreville, at the intersection of Highway 15 and Highway 855, 2 km (1.2 mi) north of the Yellowhead Highway. The Canadian National Railway tracks run through the town.

Beaverhill Lake lies southwest of the town, and Elk Island National Park is located 30 km (19 mi) west of Mundare.


Two Ukrainian women on the street in Mundare, 1911

Mundare was named after William Mundare, a railway station agent. In July 2007, the town marked its 100th anniversary with a three-day celebration.


In the 2011 Census, the Town of Mundare had a population of 855 living in 349 of its 387 total dwellings, a 20.1% change from its 2006 population of 712. With a land area of 4.2 km2 (1.6 sq mi), it had a population density of 203.6/km2 (527.2/sq mi) in 2011.[2]

The population of the Town of Mundare according to its 2009 municipal census is 823.[4]

In 2006, Mundare had a population of 712 living in 305 dwellings, an 8.2% increase from 2001. The town has a land area of 3.00 km2 (1.16 sq mi) and a population density of 237.3/km2 (615/sq mi).[5]


Giant kovbasa in Mundare

Mundare is host to The Basilian Father's Museum that presents the history of the Ukrainian settlement and Basilian Fathers Mission in east-central Alberta. It holds a unique collection of 16th and 17th century liturgical books from Ukraine. The museum is off of the highway 855 that borders the eastern part of town and is across from the "Grotto" called the "Golgotha of Mundare", an elegant garden and shrine that was built by the Basilian Fathers in 1934.

It is also home of the world's largest garlic sausage (kielbasa or kovbasa), which cost about $120,000 to build and erect.[6]

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  1. ^ "Municipal Officials Search". Alberta Municipal Affairs. September 16, 2016. Retrieved September 16, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c "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. 
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs (2009-09-15). "Alberta 2009 Official Population List" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-09-14. 
  5. ^ Statistics Canada. "Canada 2006 Census: Mundare - Community Profile". Retrieved 2007-06-12. 
  6. ^ Big Things. Mundare giant Kielbasa

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