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Country Canada
Province Alberta
Region Southern Alberta
Census division 1
Municipal district County of Forty Mile No. 8
 • Total 0.79 km2 (0.31 sq mi)
 • Total 406
 • Density 195.2/km2 (506/sq mi)
Time zone UTC−07:00 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−06:00 (MDT)
Postal code span
Area code(s) +1-403
Highways Highway 3

Burdett is a hamlet in Alberta, Canada within the County of Forty Mile No. 8. It is located approximately 71 km (44 mi) west of Medicine Hat and 97 km (60 mi) east of Lethbridge on Highway 3. Also, Burdett is regarded as the site of Canada's first irrigation pivot.


The community has the name of Angela Burdett-Coutts, 1st Baroness Burdett-Coutts, a railroad promoter. Previously incorporated as a village on June 30, 1913, Burdett dissolved to hamlet status on January 1, 2003.


As a designated place in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Burdett recorded a population of 406 living in 117 of its 122 total private dwellings, a change of 17% from its 2011 population of 347. With a land area of 0.79 km2 (0.31 sq mi), it had a population density of 514/km2 in 2016.

Notable people

  • Harry Edwin Strom (July 7, 1914 – October 2, 1984) was a Canadian politician of Swedish descent, who served as Premier of Alberta between 1968 and 1971, and was born in Burdett.
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