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Carvel
Hamlet
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census Division No. 11
Municipal district Parkland County
Population (2009)
 • Total 19
Time zone MST (UTC−7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC−6)
Postal code span T0E
Area code(s) 780
Website Parkland County

Carvel is a hamlet in Alberta, Canada within Parkland County. It is located on Highway 770, approximately 35 kilometres (22 mi) west of Edmonton. The town's name is derived from the novel Richard Carvel by the American writer Winston Churchill.

Carvel's largest building is the St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church and adjoining community hall.

In August 2008, a memorial to the founding pioneer families of Carvel was placed at the entrance to the church's graveyard.

Carvel is home to the CWHK Weather Radar Station, which functions as central Alberta's main weather radar station with an average range of about 240 km (150 mi). Coordinates: 53°31′51″N 114°12′36″W / 53.53083°N 114.21°W / 53.53083; -114.21

Demographics

The population of Carvel according to Parkland County's 2009 municipal census is 19.

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