Special Area No. 3

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Special Area No. 3
Special area
Nickname(s): Special Area 3
Special Area No. 3 is located in Alberta
Special Area No. 3
Location of Special Area No. 3 in Alberta
Coordinates: 51°18′N 110°36′W / 51.3°N 110.6°W / 51.3; -110.6Coordinates: 51°18′N 110°36′W / 51.3°N 110.6°W / 51.3; -110.6
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Southern Alberta
Census division No. 4
Incorporated April 7, 1959[1]
Government
 • Governing body Special Areas Board
 • Municipal office Hanna
 • District office Oyen
Area (2016)[2]
 • Land 4,402.64 km2 (1,699.87 sq mi)
Population (2016)[2]
 • Total 1,237
 • Density 0.3/km2 (0.8/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. 3 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.

The Blood Indian Creek Reservoir is located within Special Area 3.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Special Area No. 4 recorded a population of 1,237 living in 429 of its 471 total private dwellings, a change of −8.5% from its 2011 population of 1,352. With a land area of 4,402.64 km2 (1,699.87 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.3/km2 (0.7/sq mi) in 2016.[2]

In the 2011 Census, Special Area No. 3 had a population of 1,122 living in 413 of its 455 total dwellings, a change of -11.4% from its 2006 population of 1,266. With a land area of 6,623.96 km2 (2,557.53 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.2/km2 (0.4/sq mi) in 2011.[3]

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