Irricana facts for kids
|Town of Irricana|
|Motto: Open the Gateway to the Country|
|Municipal district||Rocky View County|
|• Village||June 9, 1911|
|• Town||June 9, 2005|
|• Land||3.23 km2 (1.25 sq mi)|
|Elevation||935 m (3,068 ft)|
|• Density||376.1/km2 (974/sq mi)|
|Time zone||MST (UTC-7)|
|Postal code span||TOM 1BO|
Irricana // is a town in southern Alberta, Canada surrounded by Rocky View County. It is located adjacent to Highway 9, approximately 53 kilometres (33 mi) northeast of Calgary, west of the Drumheller badlands.
The name dates the town back to the irrigation projects in the area. By 1909, the town had a post office, hotel and store operated by the Irricana Trading Company. Originally incorporated as a village on June 9, 1911, Irricana changed its status to a town 94 years later on June 9, 2005. Irricana celebrated its centennial in 2011.
In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Irricana recorded a population of 1,216 living in 473 of its 479 total private dwellings, a 4.6% change from its 2011 population of 1,162. With a land area of 3.23 km2 (1.25 sq mi), it had a population density of 376.5/km2 (975/sq mi) in 2016.
In the 2011 Census, the Town of Irricana had a population of 1,162 living in 444 of its 480 total dwellings, a -6.5% change from its 2006 population of 1,243. With a land area of 3.18 km2 (1.23 sq mi), it had a population density of 365.4/km2 (946/sq mi) in 2011.
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