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Town of Bowden
Bowden main street
Bowden main street
Flag of Bowden
Official logo of Bowden
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census division 8
Municipal district Red Deer County
 • Village June 17, 1904
 • Town September 1, 1981
 • Land 2.8 km2 (1.1 sq mi)
991 m (3,251 ft)
 • Total 1,240
 • Density 442.8/km2 (1,147/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-7 (MST)
Postal code span
Area code(s) +1-403

Bowden is a town in central Alberta, Canada. It is located in Red Deer County on the Queen Elizabeth II Highway, approximately 45 km (28 mi) south of Red Deer.

The community takes its name from Bowdon, Greater Manchester, in England.


Nearby communities include Innisfail to the north, Caroline to the west, Huxley to the east and Olds to the south.



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Bowden main street

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Bowden recorded a population of 1,240 living in 524 of its 581 total private dwellings, a -0.1% change from its 2011 population of 1,241. With a land area of 2.8 km2 (1.1 sq mi), it had a population density of 442.9/km2 (1,147/sq mi) in 2016.

In the 2011 Census, the Town of Bowden had a population of 1,241 living in 518 of its 545 total dwellings, a 2.6% change from its 2006 adjusted population of 1,210. With a land area of 2.73 km2 (1.05 sq mi), it had a population density of 454.6/km2 (1,177/sq mi) in 2011.

The population of the Town of Bowden according to its 2009 municipal census is 1,236.


Bowden has a nine-hole golf course with a fully licensed clubhouse.

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