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Village of Duchess
Where the Swan Sits
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Coordinates: 50°43′59″N 111°54′23.2″W / 50.73306°N 111.906444°W / 50.73306; -111.906444
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Southern Alberta
Census division 2
Municipal district County of Newell
 • Village May 12, 1921
 • Land 1.96 km2 (0.76 sq mi)
760 m (2,490 ft)
 • Total 1,085
 • Density 553.4/km2 (1,433/sq mi)
Time zone UTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−6 (MDT)
Highways Veteran Memorial Highway
Waterway Rock Lake

Duchess is a village in southern Alberta, Canada, located north of Brooks, across the Trans-Canada Highway, in the County of Newell.

The village was named for Duchess Louise Marguerite. It is mainly a ranching community.


In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Duchess recorded a population of 1,085 living in 371 of its 390 total private dwellings, a 9.4% change from its 2011 population of 992. With a land area of 1.96 km2 (0.76 sq mi), it had a population density of 553.6/km2 (1,434/sq mi) in 2016.

In the 2011 Census, the Village of Duchess had a population of 992 living in 360 of its 376 total dwellings, a 1.4% change from its 2006 population of 978. With a land area of 1.89 km2 (0.73 sq mi), it had a population density of 524.9/km2 (1,359/sq mi) in 2011.

Notable people

  • Jeff Shantz, professional hockey player
  • Cheryl Bartlett, biologist
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