Cowley, Alberta facts for kids
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|Village of Cowley|
Looking east at Cowley on AB3 (Crowsnest Highway)
|Municipal district||Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9|
|• Village||August 16, 1906|
|• Land||1.37 km2 (0.53 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,175 m (3,855 ft)|
|• Density||152.9/km2 (396/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC−7 (MST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−6 (MDT)|
|Area code(s)||+1-403, +1-587|
|Waterway||Oldman River Reservoir|
It was settled in the 1880s and was named by a rancher. Cowley Post Office opened in 1900, and in 1906 Cowley was incorporated as village. The community's name is a combination of "cow" and "lea".
In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Cowley recorded a population of 209 living in 100 of its 113 total private dwellings, a change of -11.4% from its 2011 population of 236. With a land area of 1.37 km2 (0.53 sq mi), it had a population density of 152.6/km2 (395/sq mi) in 2016.
In the 2011 Census, the Village of Cowley had a population of 236 living in 104 of its 113 total dwellings, a change of 7.8% from its 2006 population of 219. With a land area of 1.4 km2 (0.54 sq mi), it had a population density of 168.6/km2 (437/sq mi) in 2011.
The population of the Village of Cowley according to its 2010 municipal census is 235.
Arts and culture
Cowley was featured in the 2005 motion picture Brokeback Mountain as the fictional town of Signal, Wyoming. Townpeople have welcomed fans of the movie from all over the world.
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