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Coalhurst (originally named Bridgend) is a town in southern Alberta, Canada. It is located on Highway 3, 15 km (9.3 mi) northwest of Lethbridge. It used to be a coal-mining community.[4]

Coalhurst
Town
Town of Coalhurst
Coalhurst is located in Alberta
Coalhurst
Coalhurst
Location of Coalhurst in Alberta
Coordinates: 49°44′45″N 112°55′55″W / 49.7457°N 112.9319°W / 49.7457; -112.9319Coordinates: 49°44′45″N 112°55′55″W / 49.7457°N 112.9319°W / 49.7457; -112.9319
Country Canada
Province Alberta
RegionSouthern Alberta
Census division2
Municipal districtLethbridge County
Incorporated[1] 
 • VillageDecember 17, 1913
 • DissolutionDecember 31, 1936
 • VillageJanuary 15, 1979
 • TownJune 1, 1995
Government
 • MayorDennis Cassie
 • Governing bodyCoalhurst Town Council
Area
 (2016)[3]
 • Land3.11 km2 (1.20 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[3]
 • Total2,668
 • Density857.5/km2 (2,221/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
HighwaysHighway 3
Highway 25
WebsiteOfficial website

Around 1930, a large fire broke out in Coalhurst and cost the town about $35,000. No one was injured in the fire.

DemographicsEdit

The population of the Town of Coalhurst according to its 2019 municipal census is 2,784,[5] a change of 0.6% from its 2018 municipal census population of 2,767.[6]

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Coalhurst recorded a population of 2,668 living in 938 of its 970 total private dwellings, a 34.9% change from its 2011 population of 1,978. With a land area of 3.11 km2 (1.20 sq mi), it had a population density of 857.9/km2 (2,221.9/sq mi) in 2016.[3]

In the 2011 Census, the Town of Coalhurst had a population of 1,963 living in 715 of its 785 total dwellings, a 28.9% change from its 2006 population of 1,523. With a land area of 2.39 km2 (0.92 sq mi), it had a population density of 821.3/km2 (2,127.3/sq mi) in 2011.[7]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Location and History Profile: Town of Coalhurst" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. October 7, 2016. p. 155. Retrieved October 13, 2016.
  2. ^ Town of Coalhurst. "Town Council". Archived from the original on 2007-08-17. Retrieved 2007-06-22.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Place-names of Alberta. Ottawa: Geographic Board of Canada. 1928. p. 35.
  5. ^ "2019 Municipal Census Count" (PDF). Town of Coalhurst. Retrieved July 12, 2019.
  6. ^ "2018 Municipal Affairs Population List" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. December 2018. ISBN 978-1-4601-4254-7. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  7. ^ "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.

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