Northern Sunrise County

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Northern Sunrise County
Municipal district
Official logo of Northern Sunrise County
Northern Sunrise County is located in Alberta
Northern Sunrise County
Location of Northern Sunrise County in Alberta
Coordinates: 56°14′2″N 117°17′23″W / 56.23389°N 117.28972°W / 56.23389; -117.28972Coordinates: 56°14′2″N 117°17′23″W / 56.23389°N 117.28972°W / 56.23389; -117.28972
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Northern Alberta
Census division No. 17
Established 1994
Incorporated 2002
 • Reeve Garrett Tomlinson
 • Governing body
 • Office location east of Peace River
Area (2016)[2]
 • Land 21,150.97 km2 (8,166.44 sq mi)
Population (2016)[2]
 • Total 1,891
 • Density 0.1/km2 (0.3/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)

Northern Sunrise County is a municipal district in northern Alberta, Canada. Located in Census Division 17, its municipal office is located east of the Town of Peace River at the intersection of Highway 2 and Highway 688.


On July 10, 2002, the name changed from Municipal District of East Peace No. 131 to Northern Sunrise County.[3]


In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Northern Sunrise County recorded a population of 1,891 living in 712 of its 798 total private dwellings, a 5.6% change from its 2011 population of 1,791. With a land area of 21,150.97 km2 (8,166.44 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.1/km2 (0.2/sq mi) in 2016.[2]

Northern Sunrise County's 2013 municipal census counted a population of 1,933,[4] a −9.4% change from its 2011 municipal census population of 2,133.[5] A shadow population count also occurred at the same time as its 2013 municipal census, which counted an additional non-permanent population of 592 for a combined 2013 population of 2,525.[4]

In the 2011 Census, Northern Sunrise County had a population of 1,791 living in 690 of its 750 total dwellings, a 2.5% change from its 2006 population of 1,747. With a land area of 21,141.25 km2 (8,162.68 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.1/km2 (0.2/sq mi) in 2011.[6]

Communities and localities[edit]


Northern Sunrise County has six councilors, one for each of the following wards:[9]

The reeve is appointed from among the elected councilors.

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