Munson, Alberta

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Village of Munson
Munson is located in Alberta
Coordinates: 51°33′47″N 112°44′30″W / 51.56306°N 112.74167°W / 51.56306; -112.74167Coordinates: 51°33′47″N 112°44′30″W / 51.56306°N 112.74167°W / 51.56306; -112.74167
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census Division No. 5
Municipal district Starland County
 • Mayor Kerry McLellan
 • Governing body Munson Village Council
Area (2011)[2]
 • Total 2.60 km2 (1.00 sq mi)
Elevation 825 m (2,707 ft)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 204
 • Density 78.5/km2 (203/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Highways 9

Munson is a village in central Alberta, Canada. It is located 13 km north of the town of Drumheller along Highway 9 and the Canadian National Railway tracks.


Prior to the end of World War I, Munson was the site of a Ukrainian Canadian internment camp where the prisoners laboured on the railway. The camp, which remained open until March 21, 1919, consisted of shelters made of railway cars.[3]


In the 2011 Census, the Village of Munson had a population of 204 living in 81 of its 89 total dwellings, a -6% change from its 2006 population of 217. With a land area of 2.6 km2 (1.0 sq mi), it had a population density of 78.5/km2 (203.2/sq mi) in 2011.[2]

In 2006, Munson had a population of 217 living in 80 dwellings, a 2.3% decrease from 2001. The village has a land area of 2.60 km2 (1.00 sq mi) and a population density of 83.6/km2 (217/sq mi).[4]

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  1. ^ "Municipal Officials Search". Alberta Municipal Affairs. June 12, 2015. Retrieved June 15, 2015. 
  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. ^ Report on Internment Operations Canada • Report By Major-General Sir William Otter, K.C.B., C.V.O • Ottawa, Thomas Mulvey Internment Operations, 1914 1920 Director Internment Operations Printer To the King's Most Excellent Majesty, 1921 Canada's first national internment operations, 1914-1920
  4. ^ Statistics Canada. "Canada 2006 Census: Munson - Community Profile". Retrieved 2007-06-08.