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Newbrook is located in Alberta
Location of Newbrook in Alberta
Coordinates: 54°19′47″N 112°57′07″W / 54.3297°N 112.9519°W / 54.3297; -112.9519Coordinates: 54°19′47″N 112°57′07″W / 54.3297°N 112.9519°W / 54.3297; -112.9519
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Census division No. 13
Municipal district Thorhild County
 • Type Unincorporated
 • Governing body Thorhild County Council
 • Total 0.50 km2 (0.19 sq mi)
Elevation 665 m (2,182 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 95
 • Density 190/km2 (490/sq mi)
 • Dwellings 54
Time zone MST (UTC-7)

Newbrook is a hamlet in central Alberta, Canada within Thorhild County.[2] It is located at the junction of Highway 63 and Highway 661, approximately 28 kilometres (17 mi) northeast of Thorhild and 36 kilometres (22 mi) south of Boyle. It has an elevation of 665 metres (2,182 ft).

The hamlet is located in census division No. 13 and in the federal riding of Westlock-St. Paul.

The hamlet and surrounding area has a strong Polish and Ukrainian influence, mostly from immigration at the turn of the 20th century.[citation needed] The former Newbrook Observatory, a meteor observatory that was the first facility in North America to photograph Sputnik 1, is located in the hamlet.[3]


As a designated place in the 2011 Census, Newbrook had a population of 95 living in 48 of its 54 total dwellings, a -18.1% change from its 2006 population of 116. With a land area of 0.5 km2 (0.19 sq mi), it had a population density of 190/km2 (490/sq mi) in 2011.[1]

As of 2006, Newbrook had a total population of 116 living in 51 dwellings. With a land area of 0.50 km2 (0.19 sq mi), it has a population density of 234.2/km2 (607/sq mi).[4]

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  1. ^ a b c "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. 
  2. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs (2010-04-01). "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-07-05. 
  3. ^ "Newbrook Observatory". Canada's Historic Places - a Federal Provincial and Territorial Collaboration. Retrieved 2012-06-28. 
  4. ^ Statistics Canada (2007). "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and designated places, 2006 and 2001 censuses". Retrieved 2010-01-31.