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Village of Chauvin
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Coordinates: 52°41′52.1″N 110°08′27.4″W / 52.697806°N 110.140944°W / 52.697806; -110.140944Coordinates: 52°41′52.1″N 110°08′27.4″W / 52.697806°N 110.140944°W / 52.697806; -110.140944
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census division 7
Municipal district Municipal District of Wainwright No. 61
 • Village December 30, 1912
 • Land 2.24 km2 (0.86 sq mi)
625 m (2,051 ft)
 • Total 335
 • Density 149.2/km2 (386/sq mi)
 • Municipal census (2016)
Time zone UTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−6 (MDT)
Highways Highway 17

Chauvin ( SHOH-vən) is a village in east central Alberta, Canada. It is located 60 kilometres (37 mi) east of Wainwright, and 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) west of the Saskatchewan border. It is also the home of Susie the Softball, the world's largest softball.


Chauvin started as a railroad siding in 1908. It was incorporated as a village in 1912. The village has the name of George Von Chauvin, a railroad official.


In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Chauvin recorded a population of 335 living in 145 of its 156 total private dwellings, a 0.3% change from its 2011 population of 334. With a land area of 2.24 km2 (0.86 sq mi), it had a population density of 149.6/km2 (387/sq mi) in 2016.

The population of the Village of Chauvin according to its 2016 municipal census is 345, a 1.5% change from its 2011 municipal census population of 340.

In the 2011 Census, the Village of Chauvin had a population of 334 living in 144 of its 151 total dwellings, an 8.4% change from its 2006 population of 308. With a land area of 2.32 km2 (0.90 sq mi), it had a population density of 144.0/km2 (373/sq mi) in 2011.

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