Westlock County is a municipal district in central Alberta north of Edmonton. The county was formerly known as the Municipal District of Westlock No. 92, and was created in 1943 from the merger of five smaller municipal districts.
Location within Alberta
|Planning region||North Saskatchewan|
|• Reeve||Don Savage (acting)|
|• Governing body||Westlock County Council|
|• Office location||Westlock|
|• Land||3,171.83 km2 (1,224.65 sq mi)|
|• Density||2.3/km2 (6/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC−7 (MST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−6 (MDT)|
The county lies on the boundary of two of Canada's largest watershed basins. To the north is the Athabasca River, which drains into the Arctic Ocean via the Mackenzie River. To the south is the Sturgeon River which drains via the North Saskatchewan into Hudson Bay.
Communities and localitiesEdit
In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Westlock County recorded a population of 7,220 living in 2,670 of its 3,009 total private dwellings, a −5.5% change from its 2011 population of 7,644. With a land area of 3,171.83 km2 (1,224.65 sq mi), it had a population density of 2.3/km2 (5.9/sq mi) in 2016.
In the 2011 Census, Westlock County had a population of 7,644 living in 2,696 of its 2,925 total dwellings, a 10.6% change from its 2006 population of 6,910. With a land area of 3,170.71 km2 (1,224.22 sq mi), it had a population density of 2.4/km2 (6.2/sq mi) in 2011.
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