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Lethbridge County
Official seal of Lethbridge County
Location within Alberta
Location within Alberta
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Southern Alberta
Census division 2
Incorporated January 1, 1954
Name changes January 1, 1964
September 6, 2000
December 4, 2013
 • Land 2,836.64 km2 (1,095.23 sq mi)
 • Total 10,353
 • Density 3.6/km2 (9/sq mi)
Time zone UTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−6 (MDT)

Lethbridge County is a municipal district in southern Alberta. It is in Census Division No. 2 and part of the Lethbridge census agglomeration. It was known as the County of Lethbridge prior to December 4, 2013. Its name was changed in time for 2014 to coincide with its 50th anniversary.


Lethbridge County encompasses an area that was originally under the jurisdiction of six municipalities. It was originally formed as the Municipal District of Lethbridge No. 25 on January 1, 1954 by amalgamating the municipal districts of Bright No. 16 and Barons No. 25 and portions of Special Area No. 4, the County of Vulcan No. 2 and the municipal districts of Warner No. 4 and Sugar City No. 5. Ten years later, on January 1, 1964, the Municipal District of Lethbridge No. 25 joined with Lethbridge School Division No. 7 to become the County of Lethbridge No. 26. It subsequently changed its name to the County of Lethbridge on September 6, 2000 and then again to Lethbridge County on December 4, 2013.


In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Lethbridge County recorded a population of 10,353 living in 2,968 of its 3,129 total private dwellings, a 3.1% change from its 2011 population of 10,046. With a land area of 2,836.64 km2 (1,095.23 sq mi), it had a population density of 3.6/km2 (9.3/sq mi) in 2016.

In the 2011 Census, Lethbridge County had a population of 10,061 living in 2,866 of its 3,052 total dwellings, a −1.9% change from its 2006 adjusted population of 10,254. With a land area of 2,837.8 km2 (1,095.7 sq mi), it had a population density of 3.5/km2 (9.1/sq mi) in 2011.

Communities and localities


The economy of the county is primarily agricultural, including the well known "Feedlot Alley", a 500 km2 area of intensive livestock operations.

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