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Belloy
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Census division No. 19
Municipal district Birch Hills County
Government
 • Type Unincorporated
Elevation
570 m (1,870 ft)
Time zone UTC-7 (MST)

Belloy is a ghost town in Alberta, Canada.

It is located along the Grande Prairie-Grande Cache Railway tracks, north of Alberta Highway 49, between Wanham and Girouxville. It is part of census division No. 19 and is administered by Birch Hills County.

The community has the name of one Octavie Belloy, an opera singer who entertained Belgian troops.

Agriculture is the main activity in the community, which was built around cattle farming. Services for the oil and gas industry are another part of the economy.

Geography

The community lies in the Peace River Country of northern Alberta, in the Birch Hills south of the Peace River.

The settlement gives the name to the Belloy Formation, a stratigraphical unit of the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin.

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