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Falun is located in Alberta
Location in Alberta
Falun is located in Canada
Location in Canada
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census division 11
Municipal district County of Wetaskiwin No. 10
 • Type Unincorporated
 • Total 25
Time zone UTC−07:00 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−06:00 (MDT)
Area code(s) 780, 587, 825

Falun is a hamlet in central Alberta, Canada within the County of Wetaskiwin No. 10. It is located on Highway 13, approximately 31 kilometres (19 mi) west of Wetaskiwin.

The community was named by John Strom after Falun, in Sweden, the native land of a large share of the early citizens. The first school opened in 1906 and the first post office opened in 1904.

Falun is home to an outdoor arena that features the boards and glass from Calgary's Scotiabank Saddledome.


Falun recorded a population of 25 in the 1991 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada.


Wetaskiwin Regional Division No. 11 operates public schools: Falun Elementary School serves primary grades, and Pigeon Lake Regional School serves secondary grades.

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