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Glendon is a village in northern Alberta north of St. Paul. The community has the maiden name of an early postmaster's mother.[4]

Glendon
Village of Glendon
World's largest pierogi sculpture
World's largest pierogi sculpture
Flag of Glendon
Flag
Glendon is located in Alberta
Glendon
Glendon
Coordinates: 54°14′54″N 111°09′13″W / 54.24833°N 111.15361°W / 54.24833; -111.15361Coordinates: 54°14′54″N 111°09′13″W / 54.24833°N 111.15361°W / 54.24833; -111.15361
Country Canada
Province Alberta
RegionNorthern Alberta
Census division12
Municipal districtM.D of Bonnyville No. 87
Incorporated[1] 
 • VillageJanuary 1, 1956
Government
 • MayorLaura Papirny
 • Governing bodyGlendon Village Council
Area
 (2016)[3]
 • Land1.99 km2 (0.77 sq mi)
Elevation
587 m (1,926 ft)
Population
 (2016)[3]
 • Total493
 • Density247.3/km2 (641/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
Postal code
T0A 1P0
HighwaysHighway 882
Highway 660
WebsiteOfficial website

In 1993, the town unveiled its roadside tribute to the perogy. Their "Giant Perogy," complete with fork, is 7.6 m (24.9 ft) in height.[5] It is one of the Giants of the Prairies.[6] Next to the roadside attraction is the Perogy Cafe, which serves "Ukrainian and Chinese Perogies". Glendon is home to former NHLer Stan Smyl.

DemographicsEdit

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Glendon recorded a population of 493 living in 208 of its 234 total private dwellings, a 1.4% change from its 2011 population of 486. With a land area of 1.99 km2 (0.77 sq mi), it had a population density of 247.7/km2 (641.6/sq mi) in 2016.[3]

In the 2011 Census, the Village of Glendon had a population of 486 living in 204 of its 229 total dwellings, a 15.4% change from its 2006 population of 421. With a land area of 1.98 km2 (0.76 sq mi), it had a population density of 245.5/km2 (635.7/sq mi) in 2011.[7]

In its 2007 municipal census, the Village of Glendon had a population of 483.[8]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Location and History Profile: Village of Glendon" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. October 21, 2016. p. 323. Retrieved October 23, 2016.
  2. ^ "Municipal Officials Search". Alberta Municipal Affairs. September 22, 2017. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  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. 58.
  5. ^ Municipal District of Bonnyville. Glendon Giant Perogy
  6. ^ Big Things. Glendon Perogy
  7. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2012. Retrieved February 8, 2012.
  8. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs (September 15, 2009). "Alberta 2009 Official Population List" (PDF). Retrieved September 12, 2010.

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