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Lamont
Town
Town of Lamont
Ukrainian Catholic Church in Lamont
Ukrainian Catholic Church in Lamont
Country Canada
Province Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census division 10
Municipal district Lamont County
Incorporated  
 • Village June 14, 1910
 • Town May 31, 1968
Area (2016)
 • Land 9.2 km2 (3.6 sq mi)
Elevation 653 m (2,142 ft)
Population (2016)
 • Total 1,774
 • Density 192.8/km2 (499/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Area code(s) -1+780
Highways Highway 15
Highway 831
Highway 29
Website Official website

Lamont is a town in central Alberta, Canada. It is located 60 kilometres (37 mi) east of Edmonton at the junction of Highway 15 and Highway 831.

History

The town was named in honour of Canadian politician John Henderson Lamont.

The Lamont Hospital opened in 1912, serving the entire region.

On November 29, 1960, a school bus carrying students from nearby Chipman to school in Lamont was struck by a train, killing 17 students (15 girls and two boys). The collision occurred on the east side of town at a crossing just north of Highway 15 before 9:00 am.

Demographics

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Lamont recorded a population of 1,774 living in 664 of its 695 total private dwellings, a 1.2% change from its 2011 population of 1,753. With a land area of 9.2 km2 (3.6 sq mi), it had a population density of 192.8/km2 (499/sq mi) in 2016.

In the 2011 Census, the Town of Lamont had a population of 1,753 living in 643 of its 673 total dwellings, a 5% change from its 2006 adjusted population of 1,669. With a land area of 9.27 km2 (3.58 sq mi), it had a population density of 189.1/km2 (490/sq mi) in 2011.


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