Special Area No. 2

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Special Area No. 2
Special area
Little Fish Lake Provincial Park
Nickname(s): Special Area 2
Special Area No. 2 is located in Alberta
Special Area No. 2
Location of Special Area No. 2 in Alberta
Coordinates: 51°24′N 111°42′W / 51.4°N 111.7°W / 51.4; -111.7Coordinates: 51°24′N 111°42′W / 51.4°N 111.7°W / 51.4; -111.7
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Southern Alberta
Census division No. 4
Incorporated April 7, 1959[1]
 • Governing body Special Areas Board
 • Municipal office Hanna
 • District office Hanna
Area (2011)[2]
 • Total 9,342.42 km2 (3,607.13 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 2,025
 • Density 0.2/km2 (0.5/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
Postal Code Prefix T0J
Area code +1-403
Website Special Areas Board

Special Area No. 2 is a special area in southern Alberta, Canada. It is a rural municipality similar to a municipal district, however, the elected council is overseen by three representatives appointed by the province, the Special Areas Board.

Special Area 2 has two provincial parks, Little Fish Lake Provincial Park, and the portion of Dinosaur Provincial Park north of the Red Deer River. Lakes include Little Fish Lake, Dowling Lake, and the south portion of Sullivan Lake.


In the 2011 Census, Special Area No. 2 had a population of 2,025 living in 698 of its 745 total dwellings, a -2.4% change from its 2006 population of 2,074. With a land area of 9,342.42 km2 (3,607.13 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.2/km2 (0.6/sq mi) in 2011.[2]

In 2006, Special Area No. 2 had a population of 2,074 living in 775 dwellings, an 11.0% decrease from 2001. It had a land area of 9,342.59 km2 (3,607.19 sq mi) and a population density of 0.2/km2 (0.6/sq mi).[3]

Statistics Canada reported a population of 2,331 in 2001.[4]

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