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Sturgeon County[4] is a municipal district in Alberta's Edmonton Metropolitan Region, Canada.

Sturgeon County
Municipal district
Location within Alberta
Location within Alberta
Coordinates: 53°48′8″N 113°38′59″W / 53.80222°N 113.64972°W / 53.80222; -113.64972Coordinates: 53°48′8″N 113°38′59″W / 53.80222°N 113.64972°W / 53.80222; -113.64972
CountryCanada
ProvinceAlberta
RegionEdmonton Metropolitan Region
Census divisionNo. 11
Established1955
Incorporated1997 (County)
Government
 • MayorAlanna Hnatiw[1]
 • Governing body
 • CAOBill Minnes
 • Office locationMorinville
Area
 (2016)[3]
 • Land2,090.13 km2 (807.00 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[3]
 • Total20,495
 • Density9.8/km2 (25/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
Forward sortation area
Websitesturgeoncounty.ca

It begins at the north end of Edmonton, with 97th street turning into Highway 28. It extends east to Fort Saskatchewan and west to Calahoo. It is located in Division No. 11.

The county was incorporated in the current boundaries in 1955, as Municipal District of Sturgeon River No. 90. It first achieved county status in 1961, was subsequently disorganized, then established as a county again in 1997. It was named for the Sturgeon River.

Historically, the region was a part of a large ethnic block settlement of French-speaking Albertans. Today the county is less than 5% francophone. The area was first settled in 1879.[5]

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HistoryEdit

In the late 19th century, several francophone families settled in Sturgeon County, north of Edmonton.[6]

Since 1997, the territory has been officially designated as Sturgeon County.[7]

DemographicsEdit

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Sturgeon County recorded a population of 20,495 living in 6,870 of its 7,337 total private dwellings, a 4.7% change from its 2011 population of 19,578. With a land area of 2,090.13 km2 (807.00 sq mi), it had a population density of 9.8/km2 (25.4/sq mi) in 2016.[3]

In the 2011 Census, Sturgeon County had a population of 19,578 living in 6,546 of its 6,915 total dwellings, a 5.5% change from its 2006 adjusted population of 18,566. With a land area of 2,088.55 km2 (806.39 sq mi), it had a population density of 9.4/km2 (24.3/sq mi) in 2011.[8]

The population of Sturgeon County according to its 2008 municipal census is 19,165.[9]

EconomyEdit

Sturgeon County's Economic Development Department is local organisation who work to promoting a successful business environment.

The organisation recognize the benefits that new business can bring to the region. The finality of the group is to help company to navigate municipal programs and processes, provide consultation services and hands-on solutions to assist local actors at every stage of development.[10]

ReligionEdit

Catholic parishes[11]Edit

 
St. Emile Roman Catholic Church in Legal, Sturgeon County[16].

Communities and localitiesEdit

The following urban municipalities are surrounded by Sturgeon County:[17]

The following localities are located within Sturgeon County:[19]

Localities
  • Amelia
  • Austin Acres
  • Banko Junction
  • Braun Village
  • Cameron Park
  • Cardiff-Echoes
  • Cardiff-Pittsburgh
  • Casa Vista
  • Clearview Acres
  • Coronado
  • Crestview Heights
  • Dover Estates
  • Dream Hollow Estates
  • Dream Nook
  • Duagh
  • Eastgate
  • Eldorena
  • Excelsior
  • Fairhaven East Subdivision
  • Fairhaven West Subdivision
  • Fairydell
  • Fedorah
  • Fort Augustus
  • Fort Saskatchewan Settlement
  • Freemore Estates
  • Gibbons Lea
  • Gibbons Station
  • Glenview
  • Glory Hills (designated place) or Glory Hills Development
  • Golden Heights
  • Grandview Heights
  • Greenacres Estates
  • Hansen Subdivision
  • Hanson Subdivision
  • Hewitt Estates (designated place)
  • Hillsborough Estates
  • Hu Haven (designated place)
  • Juniper Hill
  • Lancaster Park
  • Lily Lake Estates
  • Lower Manor Estates (designated place)
  • MacArthur Siding
  • Manor Estates
  • Maple Ridge
  • Namao (designated place, different than the hamlet of the same name)
    • Namao Ridge Estates
    • Sturgeon Valley Estates
  • New Lunnon
  • Noroncal
  • North Point
  • Nywening
  • Osthoff Estates
  • Peavey
  • Pilon Creek Estates
  • Pinewood Estates
  • Regency Estates
  • Reyda Vista Subdivision
  • Richfield Estates
  • Riverside Park
  • Riviere Qui Barre
  • Rol-Ana Park
  • Rosal Acres
  • Shil Shol
  • Silverchief Subdivision
  • Skyglen
  • St. Albert Settlement
  • Sturgeon
  • Sturgeon Creek Subdivision
  • Sturgeon Crest Subdivision
  • Sturgeon Heights
  • Sturgeon Valley Vista
  • Sturgeon View Estates
  • Summer Brook
  • Summerbrook Estates
  • Trestle Ridge
  • Turfside Park
  • Upper Manor Estates (designated place)
  • Upper and Lower Viscount Estates (designated place)
    • Lower Viscount Estates or Lower Viscount
    • Upper Viscount Estates or Upper Viscount Estates Subdivision
  • Volmer
  • Waterdale Park
  • Waybrook
  • Wildlife Park
  • Woodridge Estates
Other places

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://globalnews.ca/news/3787749/election-2017-sturgeon-county-candidates/
  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. ^ http://www4.rncan.gc.ca/recherche-de-noms-de-lieux/search?q=Sturgeon&category=O
  5. ^ Speers, Bertha (1936). A cameo of the West : story of the pioneers of the Sturgeon River district, 1879–1900. Namao, Alberta: UFWA.
  6. ^ https://corridorcanada.ca/resource/le-patrimoine-francophone-de-saint-albert-morinville-et-legal/
  7. ^ http://www.municipalaffairs.alberta.ca/cfml/MunicipalProfiles/basicReport/HIST/0305.pdf
  8. ^ "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.
  9. ^ "Alberta 2009 Official Population List" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. September 15, 2009. Retrieved September 12, 2010.
  10. ^ http://www.startinsturgeon.ca/WhySturgeonCounty/EconomicDevelopmentTeam/tabid/547/Default.aspx
  11. ^ https://www.catholicsturgeon.caedm.ca
  12. ^ https://caedm.ca/ParishesMassTimes/StPeterVilleneuve
  13. ^ https://caedm.ca/ParishesMassTimes/StCatherineCalahoo
  14. ^ https://caedm.ca/ParishesMassTimes/StEmerenceRiviereQuiBarre
  15. ^ https://caedm.ca/ParishesMassTimes/StCharlesMearns
  16. ^ http://www.dioceseofstpaul.ca/st-emile
  17. ^ http://www.sturgeoncounty.ca/About-Sturgeon/Visit-Us/Communities
  18. ^ http://www.sturgeoncounty.ca/About-Sturgeon/Visit-Us/Communities
  19. ^ http://www.sturgeoncounty.ca/About-Sturgeon/Visit-Us/Communities

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