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Galahad
Hamlet
Hamlet of Galahad
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census division 7
Municipal district Flagstaff County
Incorporated (village) May 5, 1918
Dissolved January 1, 2016
Area (2011)
 • Total 0.60 km2 (0.23 sq mi)
Elevation 708 m (2,323 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 119
 • Density 199.7/km2 (517/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Highways Highway 861
Website Official website

Galahad is a hamlet in east-central Alberta, Canada within Flagstaff County. It is located just a few miles north of the Battle River valley on a former Canadian National rail line. The hamlet was originally incorporated as a village on May 5, 1918. It dissolved to become a hamlet under the jurisdiction of Flagstaff County on January 1, 2016.

Demographics

In the 2011 Census, Galahad had a population of 119 living in 49 of its 64 total dwellings, an -11.2% change from its 2006 population of 134. With a land area of 0.6 km2 (0.23 sq mi), it had a population density of 198.3/km2 (514/sq mi) in 2011.

In 2006, Galahad had a population of 134 living in 62 dwellings, a 16.8% decrease from 2001. The village has a land area of 0.60 square kilometres (0.23 sq mi) and a population density of 224.8/km2 (582/sq mi).

Arts and culture

The community was named after Galahad, of Arthurian legend. Of interest, the roads in Galahad have been given names pertaining to Arthurian legend. The hamlet has roads named Merlin Street, Sir Lancelot Street (which perhaps not surprisingly intersects with Guinevere Avenue) and King Arthur Street. Other road names include "Lady Helen" and "Lady Vivian," which are figures not clearly connected with Camelot.

Transportation

Nearby transportation routes include Highway 36 and Highway 53.


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