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|Village of Donalda|
The Donalda oil lamp roadside attraction
|Municipal district||County of Stettler No. 6|
|• Village||December 30, 1912|
|• Land||0.97 km2 (0.37 sq mi)|
|Elevation||780 m (2,560 ft)|
|• Density||233.6/km2 (605/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC−7 (MST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−6 (MDT)|
Donalda is a village in central Alberta, Canada that is east of Ponoka. It was founded in 1911 and takes its name from Donalda Crossway, a niece of Sir Donald Mann, a Canadian Northern Railway official. It is home to the "World's Largest Oil Lamp", standing at 12.8 metres (42 ft) high, the structure is one of the Giants of the Prairies. The village was first named Eidswold by the Norwegian settlers who first founded the community. It was renamed Donalda in 1910, when the railroad came through.
In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Donalda recorded a population of226 living in 109 of its 123 total private dwellings, a change of 3.2% from its 2016 population of 219. With a land area of 0.97 km2 (0.37 sq mi), it had a population density of 233.0/km2 (603/sq mi) in 2021.
In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Donalda recorded a population of 219 living in 115 of its 131 total private dwellings, a -15.4% change from its 2011 population of 259. With a land area of 0.99 km2 (0.38 sq mi), it had a population density of 221.2/km2 (573/sq mi) in 2016.
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