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Donalda
Village
Village of Donalda
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census division 7
Municipal district County of Stettler No. 6
Incorporated  
 • Village December 30, 1912
Area (2016)
 • Land 0.99 km2 (0.38 sq mi)
Elevation 780 m (2,560 ft)
Population (2016)
 • Total 219
 • Density 221/km2 (570/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC−7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC−6)
Highways Highway 53
Website Official website

Donalda is a village in central Alberta, 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", a 12.8 metres (42 ft) high structure, 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.

Demographics

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.

In the 2011 Census, the Village of Donalda had a population of 259 living in 119 of its 140 total dwellings, a 15.6% change from its 2006 population of 224. With a land area of 0.99 km2 (0.38 sq mi), it had a population density of 261.6/km2 (678/sq mi) in 2011.

In 2006, Donalda had a population of 224 living in 115 dwellings, a -2.6% change from 2001. The village has a land area of 0.99 square kilometres (0.38 sq mi) and a population density of 226.9/km2 (588/sq mi).


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