Warspite, Alberta

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Warspite
Hamlet
Warspite, Alberta is located in Alberta
Warspite, Alberta
Location of Warspite in Alberta
Coordinates: 54°05′28″N 112°36′52″W / 54.0911°N 112.6144°W / 54.0911; -112.6144Coordinates: 54°05′28″N 112°36′52″W / 54.0911°N 112.6144°W / 54.0911; -112.6144
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Census division No. 12
Municipal district Smoky Lake County
Government
 • Type Unincorporated
 • Governing body Smoky Lake County Council
Elevation 655 m (2,149 ft)
Time zone MST (UTC−7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC−6)

Warspite is a hamlet in Alberta, Canada, within Smoky Lake County.[1] It is located on Highway 28, between the Town of Smoky Lake and Village of Waskatenau. It has an elevation of 655 metres (2,149 ft).

The hamlet is located in census division No. 12 and in the federal riding of Westlock-St. Paul.

History[edit]

The first post office was opened in 1914 as Smoky Lake Centre. It was renamed Warspite in 1916[2] for HMS Warspite after the Battle of Jutland.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As a designated place in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Warspite recorded a population of 76 living in 41 of its 54 total private dwellings, a change of −3.8% from its 2011 population of 79. With a land area of 0.78 km2 (0.30 sq mi), it had a population density of 97.4/km2 (252.4/sq mi) in 2016.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs (2010-04-01). "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-07-04. 
  2. ^ Warspite Victoria Trail Historical Society (1988). Between river and lake. p. 3. 
  3. ^ Warspite Victoria Trail Historical Society (1988). Between river and lake. p. iv. 
  4. ^ "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.