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DeBolt
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Census division No. 18
Municipal district Municipal District of Greenview No. 16
Government
 • Type Unincorporated
Area
 • Land 2.79 km2 (1.08 sq mi)
Elevation
640 m (2,100 ft)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total 121
Time zone UTC-7 (MST)

DeBolt is a hamlet in northern Alberta, Canada within the Municipal District of Greenview No. 16. A variant name is Debolt. H. E. Debolt, an early postmaster, gave the community his last name.

The hamlet is located in census division No. 18.

Geography

DeBolt is located in Peace Country, 58 km (36 mi) east from Grande Prairie and 54 km (34 mi) west of Valleyview along Highway 43. It lies in the Smoky River valley, at an elevation of 640 m (2,100 ft).

It gives the name to the Debolt Formation, a stratigraphical unit first described in a well located 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) north of the settlement.

Demographics

As a designated place in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, DeBolt recorded a population of 121 living in 55 of its 78 total private dwellings, a change of -9% from its 2011 population of 133. With a land area of 2.79 km2 (1.08 sq mi), it had a population density of 43.4/km2 (112/sq mi) in 2016.

As a designated place in the 2011 Census, DeBolt had a population of 133 living in 64 of its 76 total dwellings, a 3.9% change from its 2006 population of 128. With a land area of 2.81 km2 (1.08 sq mi), it had a population density of 47.33/km2 (122.6/sq mi) in 2011.

Attractions

The Hubert Memorial Park, a collection of early buildings and artifacts, is located in DeBolt, while Legion Hall is part of the DeBolt and District Pioneer Museum.

Services

The community has a church, a pub, a general store with restaurant and a gas station.

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