Namaka is a hamlet in southern Alberta, Canada within Wheatland County. 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.
As a designated place in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Namaka recorded a population of 50 living in 21 of its 21 total private dwellings, a change of -29.6% from its 2011 population of 71. With a land area of 0.13 km2 (0.050 sq mi), it had a population density of 384.6/km2 (996.1/sq mi) in 2016.
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.
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- "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and designated places, 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 13, 2017.
- "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.
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