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Hamlet of Cereal
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Cereal is located in Alberta
Location in Alberta
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census division 4
Special Area No. 3
 • Village August 19, 1914
Dissolved January 1, 2021
 • Land 0.79 km2 (0.31 sq mi)
765 m (2,510 ft)
 • Total 111
 • Density 140.9/km2 (365/sq mi)
Time zone UTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−6 (MDT)
Highways Highway 9
Highway 886

Cereal is a hamlet within Special Area No. 3 in central Alberta, Canada. It is approximately 161 km (100 mi) east of Drumheller. It was named after the post office that was established in the area in 1910. The name of the post office alluded to grain fields near the community. Cereal held village status prior to 2021.


In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Cereal recorded a population of 111 living in 59 of its 63 total private dwellings, a -17.2% change from its 2011 population of 134. With a land area of 0.79 km2 (0.31 sq mi), it had a population density of 140.5/km2 (364/sq mi) in 2016.

In the 2011 Census, Cereal had a population of 134 living in 71 of its 79 total dwellings, a 6.3% change from its 2006 population of 126. With a land area of 0.95 km2 (0.37 sq mi), it had a population density of 141.1/km2 (365/sq mi) in 2011.

Notable people

  • Debby Carlson, Canadian politician, Liberal MLA (1993–2004)
  • Marlene Streit, amateur golfer - won the Australian, British, Canadian and U.S. Women's Amateurs
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