Rolling Hills, Alberta
Rolling Hills is a hamlet in southern Alberta, Canada within the County of Newell. Rolling Hills was founded in 1939 by the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration (PFRA) with settlers from dried out regions of Saskatchewan and Alberta.
As a designated place in the 2011 Census, Rolling Hills had a population of 205 living in 84 of its 100 total dwellings, a -16.7% change from its 2006 population of 246. With a land area of 0.69 km2 (0.27 sq mi), it had a population density of 297.1/km2 (769/sq mi) in 2011.
Rolling Hills’ primary industry is agriculture. Specialty crops grown in the area include dry edible beans, sugar beets, potatoes, seed canola and seed alfalfa. Cattle have always been a major part of the agricultural landscape in the Rolling Hills area.
One school, serving kindergarten through grade 9, is located in Rolling Hills. After grade 9, students attend high school in Brooks, which is approximately 50 km (31 mi) northwest of Rolling Hills.
- Alberta Municipal Affairs (2010-04-01). "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-06-05.
- "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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