Irma, Alberta facts for kids
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|Village of Irma|
|Census Division||No. 7|
|Municipal district||Municipal District of Wainwright No. 61|
|• Village||May 30, 1912|
|• Land||1.32 km2 (0.51 sq mi)|
|Elevation||690 m (2,260 ft)|
|• Density||361.7/km2 (937/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC−7 (MST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−6 (MDT)|
Irma is a village in central Alberta, Canada. It is located 29 kilometres (18 mi) northwest of Wainwright and 178 km southeast of Edmonton along Highway 14 and Highway 881.
The Village of Irma came into being in 1908 when the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway came through. Irma was later incorporated as a Village on May 30, 1912. The village was supposedly named after the daughter of the GTPR second vice-president General William Wainwright. Records show three major fires in the downtown area. These broke out in 1911, 1931 and 1963. Most of the buildings on the main street (now 50 Street) were reconstructed after the 1931 fire. Alberta's first rural high school is located in Irma, and is planned to be replaced and opened for the September 2019 school year.
In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Irma recorded a population of477 living in 207 of its 240 total private dwellings, a change of -8.4% from its 2016 population of 521. With a land area of 1.32 km2 (0.51 sq mi), it had a population density of 361.4/km2 (936/sq mi) in 2021.
In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Irma recorded a population of 521 living in 221 of its 242 total private dwellings, a 14% change from its 2011 population of 457. With a land area of 1.34 km2 (0.52 sq mi), it had a population density of 388.8/km2 (1,007/sq mi) in 2016.
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