Sundre

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Sundre
Town
Town of Sundre
Mainstreet
Mainstreet
Sundre is located in Alberta
Sundre
Sundre
Location of Sundre in Alberta
Coordinates: 51°47′50″N 114°38′26″W / 51.79722°N 114.64056°W / 51.79722; -114.64056Coordinates: 51°47′50″N 114°38′26″W / 51.79722°N 114.64056°W / 51.79722; -114.64056
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Calgary Region
Census division 6
Municipal district Mountain View County
Incorporated[1]  
 • Village December 31, 1949
 • Town January 1, 1956
Government
 • Mayor Terry Leslie
 • Governing body Sundre Town Council
 • MP Blake Richards (Conservative)
 • MLA Jason Nixon (Wildrose)
Area (2016)[2]
 • Land 11.11 km2 (4.29 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 1,093 m (3,586 ft)
Population (2016)[2]
 • Total 2,729
 • Density 245.6/km2 (636/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC−7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC−6)
Postal code T0M 1X0
Area code(s) +1-403, +1-587
Highways Cowboy Trail
Highway 27
Waterway Red Deer River
Website Official website

Sundre /ˈsʌndri/ is a town in central Alberta, Canada. It is located in Mountain View County, 100 km (62 mi) northwest from Calgary, along the Cowboy Trail in the Canadian Rockies foothills.

Sundre takes its name from a town in Norway, the original home of Nels T. Hagen, the town's first postmaster.

History[edit]

Sundre's first postmaster, Nels T. Hagen, arrived in 1906. Sundre incorporated as a village in 1950 and then as a town in 1956.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Sundre recorded a population of 2,729 living in 1,188 of its 1,256 total private dwellings, a 4.6% change from its 2011 population of 2,610. With a land area of 11.11 km2 (4.29 sq mi), it had a population density of 245.6/km2 (636.2/sq mi) in 2016.[2]

The Town of Sundre's 2012 municipal census counted a population of 2,695.[4]

In the 2011 Census, the Town of Sundre had a population of 2,610 living in 1,144 of its 1,738 total dwellings, a 3.4% change from its 2006 adjusted population of 2,523. With a land area of 11.16 km2 (4.31 sq mi), it had a population density of 233.9/km2 (605.7/sq mi) in 2011.[5]

Economy[edit]

Main industries in the area are petroleum production, forestry, agriculture, and ranching.

Arts and culture[edit]

Cultural venues within Sundre include the Sundre Municipal Library[6] and the Sundre & District Pioneer Village Museum, which features "Chester Mjolsness' World of Wildlife" exhibit of 150 mounted animals from across the world.[7]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Location and History Profile: Town of Sundre" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. October 7, 2016. p. 618. Retrieved October 13, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 8, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Alberta Private Sewage Systems 2009 Standard of Practice Handbook: Appendix A.3 Alberta Design Data (A.3.A. Alberta Climate Design Data by Town)" (PDF) (PDF). Safety Codes Council. January 2012. pp. 212–215 (PDF pages 226–229). Retrieved October 9, 2013. 
  4. ^ Dan Singleton (2012-07-10). "Town census finds 85 more residents". Sundre Round Up. Great West Newspapers LP. Retrieved 2012-07-14. 
  5. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  6. ^ "Sundre Municipal Library". Sundre Municipal Library. Retrieved 2012-05-18. 
  7. ^ "Welcome to the Sundre & District Pioneer Village Museum!". Sundre & District Historical Society. Retrieved 2012-05-18. 
  8. ^ "The voices of hockey". Ottawa Citizen via Sportscasters Talent Agency of America. May 9, 2013. Retrieved December 29, 2014. 

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