Scandia, Alberta

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Scandia
Last remaining prairie grain elevator in the Scandia district.
Last remaining prairie grain elevator in the Scandia district.
Scandia is located in Alberta
Scandia
Scandia
Scandia
Coordinates: 50°16′41″N 112°02′48″W / 50.27806°N 112.04667°W / 50.27806; -112.04667
Country Canada
Province Alberta
RegionSouthern Alberta
Census division2
Municipal districtCounty of Newell
Government
 • Governing bodyCounty of Newell Council
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total154
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
Postal code span
Area code(s)+1-403
HighwaysHighway 36

Scandia is a hamlet in Alberta, Canada within the County of Newell.[2] It is located 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) west of Highway 36, approximately 34 kilometres (21 mi) southwest of Brooks.

Demographics[edit]

As a designated place in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Scandia recorded a population of 146 living in 43 of its 54 total private dwellings, a change of −5.2% from its 2011 population of 154. With a land area of 0.19 km2 (0.073 sq mi), it had a population density of 768.4/km2 (1,990.2/sq mi) in 2016.[3]

As a designated place in the 2011 Census, Scandia had a population of 154 living in 46 of its 55 total dwellings, a 12.4% change from its 2006 population of 137. With a land area of 0.2 km2 (0.077 sq mi), it had a population density of 770/km2 (2,000/sq mi) in 2011.[1]

The 23.4 mile Cassils Southerly Branch of the Canadian Pacific Railway was built from Cassils to Scandia in 1927-1928.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "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 2010-07-03.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ Grain and Rail in Western Canada Canada. Grain Handling and Transportation Commission - 1977 0660010143 "CP Rail - Cassils Subdivision - From Cassils to Scandia, Alberta - 23.4 miles This line was constructed in 1928. The rail is a mixture of 60 and 85 pound steel with a gross carrying capacity of 177 thousand pounds. There are no elevators on"
  5. ^ Scandia Eastern Irrigation District Museum.

Coordinates: 50°16′41″N 112°02′48″W / 50.27806°N 112.04667°W / 50.27806; -112.04667 (Scandia)