Paddle Prairie Metis Settlement

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Paddle Prairie Metis Settlement
Metis Settlement
Paddle Prairie Metis Settlement is located in Alberta
Paddle Prairie Metis Settlement
Paddle Prairie Metis Settlement
Location of Paddle Prairie Metis Settlement in Alberta
Coordinates: 57°57′N 117°28′W / 57.950°N 117.467°W / 57.950; -117.467Coordinates: 57°57′N 117°28′W / 57.950°N 117.467°W / 57.950; -117.467
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Northern Alberta
Census division 17
Government[1]
 • Chair Greg Calliou
 • Governing body Paddle Prairie Metis Council
Area (2016)[2]
 • Land 1,738.82 km2 (671.36 sq mi)
Population (2016)[2]
 • Total 544
 • Density 0.3/km2 (0.8/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)

Paddle Prairie Metis Settlement is a Metis settlement in northern Alberta, Canada adjacent to the County of Northern Lights[3] and Mackenzie County. It is located along the Mackenzie Highway (Highway 35), approximately 72 km (45 mi) south of the Town of High Level. Paddle Prairie Metis Settlement is 1 of 8 Metis Settlements in the Province of Alberta and is the largest of the 8. The community is rich in timber, natural resources and agricultural land. The community is also leading the way in the construction of solar power generating units to power several of its community buildings.

Demographics[edit]

As a designated place in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Paddle Prairie Metis Settlement recorded a population of 544 living in 185 of its 240 total private dwellings, a change of −3.2% from its 2011 population of 562. With a land area of 1,738.82 km2 (671.36 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.3/km2 (0.8/sq mi) in 2016.[2]

As a designated place in the 2011 Census, Paddle Prairie had a population of 562 living in 182 of its 225 total dwellings, a change of 160.2% from its 2006 population of 216. With a land area of 1,716.72 km2 (662.83 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.32737/km2 (0.8479/sq mi) in 2011.[4]

The population of the Paddle Prairie Metis Settlement according to its 2009 municipal census is 1,089.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipal Officials Search". Alberta Municipal Affairs. September 22, 2017. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "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 9, 2017.
  3. ^ "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. 2012-11-05. Retrieved 2012-11-20.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ "2010 Official Population List" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. 2010-09-15. Retrieved 2011-05-21.