Namaka, Alberta

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Namaka is located in Alberta
Location of Namaka Alberta

Namaka is a hamlet in southern Alberta, Canada within Wheatland County.[1] It is located approximately 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) south of Highway 1 and 55 kilometres (34 mi) east of Calgary. Its name means "near the water" in Blackfoot. The first school was built in 1909.[2]


As a designated place in the 2011 Census, Namaka had a population of 71 living in 23 of its 24 total dwellings, a 10.9% change from its 2006 population of 64. With a land area of 0.09 km2 (0.035 sq mi), it had a population density of 790/km2 (2,040/sq mi) in 2011.[3]

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  1. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs (2010-04-01). "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-07-08. 
  2. ^ Dougan, Harvey (1979). The English Colony Nightingale and District. Nightingale, Alberta: Nightingale Women's Institute. p. 55. 
  3. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and designated places, 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-04-07. 

Coordinates: 50°57′31″N 113°17′33″W / 50.95861°N 113.29250°W / 50.95861; -113.29250 (Namaka)