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Bruderheim
Town
Town of Bruderheim
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Edmonton Capital Region
Census division 10
Municipal district Lamont County
Incorporated  
 • Village May 29, 1908
 • Town September 17, 1980
Area
 (2016)
 • Land 7.12 km2 (2.75 sq mi)
Elevation
637 m (2,090 ft)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total 1,308
 • Density 183.8/km2 (476/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-7 (MST)
Highways Highway 45
Highway 15
Waterway North Saskatchewan River
Bethlehem-Lutheran-Church-Bruderheim-Alberta-Canada-01A
Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Bruderheim

Bruderheim is a town in the Edmonton Capital Region of Alberta, Canada. It is located just north of the junction of Highway 15 and Highway 45, approximately 47 km (29 mi) northeast of Edmonton.

The town's name is derived from two German words: "Bruder" meaning brother and the suffix "-heim" meaning home. In English, it translates to "Home of the Brother".

History

Bruderheim meteorite small
Fragment of Bruderheim meteorite
The Good Earth - homestead just outside Bruderheim 2010
A derelict homestead near Bruderheim

The Bruderheim area was the recipient of a notable meteorite fall on March 4, 1960—the Bruderheim meteorite.

Bruderheim Arena served as a shooting location for the 2005 film Santa's Slay.

Demographics

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Bruderheim recorded a population of 1,308 living in 502 of its 622 total private dwellings, a 13.2% change from its 2011 population of 1,155. With a land area of 7.12 km2 (2.75 sq mi), it had a population density of 183.7/km2 (476/sq mi) in 2016.

The population of the Town of Bruderheim according to its 2014 municipal census is 1,348, a 3.9% change from its 2012 municipal census population of 1,298.

In the 2011 Census, the Town of Bruderheim had a population of 1,155 living in 444 of its 486 total dwellings, a -4.9% change from its 2006 population of 1,215. With a land area of 4.23 km2 (1.63 sq mi), it had a population density of 273.0/km2 (707/sq mi) in 2011.

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