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Lamont County is a municipal district in central Alberta, Canada, located in Census Division Number 10, northeast of Edmonton. The county contains 27 Townships. Its municipal office is located in the Town of Lamont.

Lamont County
Municipal district
Boundary sign
Boundary sign
Location within Alberta
Location within Alberta
CountryCanada
ProvinceAlberta
RegionCentral Alberta
Census divisionNo. 10
Established1944
Incorporated1968
Government
 • ReeveWayne Woldanski
 • Governing bodyLamont County Council
 • Office locationLamont
Area
 (2016)[2]
 • Land2,385.09 km2 (920.89 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[2]
 • Total3,899
 • Density1.6/km2 (4/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
Websitelamontcounty.ca

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HistoryEdit

In March 1944, the Municipal District of Lamont No. 516 was incorporated, uniting the three smaller districts of Pines, Wostok, and Leslie. The office was at the town of Lamont and the first council consisted of Peter Moshansky (Reeve), L. Stawnichy, W. Eleniak, M. Cholak and S. Rudko. The first Secretary Treasurer was Michael Nemirsky, who held that position until his death in January 1968. The district was later renamed the Municipal District of Lamont No. 82.

In January 1968, the County of Lamont No. 30 was incorporated, uniting the Lamont School Division No. 18 and the Municipal District of Lamont No. 82.

DemographicsEdit

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Lamont County recorded a population of 3,899 living in 1,589 of its 1,919 total private dwellings, a 0.7% change from its 2011 population of 3,872. With a land area of 2,385.09 km2 (920.89 sq mi), it had a population density of 1.6/km2 (4.2/sq mi) in 2016.[2]

In the 2011 Census, Lamont County had a population of 3,872 living in 1,581 of its 1,817 total dwellings, a -0.8% change from its 2006 adjusted population of 3,905. With a land area of 2,385.91 km2 (921.21 sq mi), it had a population density of 1.6/km2 (4.2/sq mi) in 2011.[3]

Communities and localitiesEdit

AttractionsEdit

Places of interest include Beaverhill Lake, Limestone Creek and Ukalta Sands. The former is popular for the thousands of birds migrating birds around the lake in the months of May and September. Also in Lamont County are the Basilian Fathers Museum and the Skaro Shrine, the site of a spectacular pilgrimage of 5000 people from August 14–15 every year. The Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, an open-air museum that depicts the history of east central Alberta, is located on highway 16. Lastly, bordering Lamont County is the Elk Island National Park, Canada's first wildlife sanctuary. The Yellowhead Highway passes through the southern part of the county.

Lamont County has 47 churches - more per capita than anywhere else in North America[6]

The annual Babas and Borshch Ukrainian Festival[7] is held the fourth weekend of August. It honours and celebrates Ukrainian culture – food, history, religion, and arts. From 2013-2016 Babas and Borsch was held in the Village of Andrew. In 2017 it was held in the Town of Lamont.

Notable residentsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs: Municipal Officials Search
  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. ^ "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.
  4. ^ a b "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. 2012-03-01. Retrieved 2012-08-11.
  5. ^ "Standard Geographical Classification (SGC) 2006, Economic Regions: 4810058 - Lamont County, geographical codes and localities, 2006". Statistics Canada. 2010-03-05. Retrieved 2012-08-11.
  6. ^ "Church Capital of North America" (PDF). Retrieved 2014-02-19.
  7. ^ "Babas and Borshch Ukrainian Festival". Retrieved 2014-02-19.

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