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Hanna
Town
Town of Hanna
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Hanna is located in Special Area No. 2
Hanna
Hanna
Location in Special Area No. 2
Hanna is located in Alberta
Hanna
Hanna
Location in Alberta
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Region Southern Alberta
Census division 4
Special Area Special Area No. 2
Incorporated  
 • Village December 31, 1912
 • Town April 14, 1914
Area
 (2021)
 • Land 8.4 km2 (3.2 sq mi)
Elevation
785 m (2,575 ft)
Population
 (2021)
 • Total 2,394
 • Density 285.1/km2 (738/sq mi)
Time zone UTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−6 (MDT)
Postal code span
T0J 1P0
Area code 403, 587, 825
Highway Highway 9

Hanna is a town in east-central Alberta, Canada. It is best known as the town where the rock band Nickelback was formed.

Demographics

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In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Hanna recorded a population of 2,559 living in 1,149 of its 1,246 total private dwellings, a -4.3% change from its 2011 population of 2,673. With a land area of 8.81 km2 (3.40 sq mi), it had a population density of 290.5/km2 (752/sq mi) in 2016.

Economy

The town's main industries are agriculture, oil production, power generation, tourism, and coal mining. It is the centre of a large trading area called Short Grass County and is the home of approximately 200 businesses.

Notable people

  • Chad Kroeger, Mike Kroeger, and Ryan Peake members of the rock band Nickelback
  • Shirley McClellan, former provincial politician
  • Lanny McDonald, former professional hockey player and member of the NHL Hall of Fame
  • Glen Motz, Conservative MP for Medicine Hat—Cardston—Warner
  • Blake Nill, former professional football player
  • Jim Nill, former professional hockey player
  • Milt Pahl, former provincial politician
  • Dave Ruhl, former professional wrestler
  • Marjorie Willison, author and radio personality
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