Ponoka County facts for kids
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Location within Alberta
|• Land||2,807.99 km2 (1,084.17 sq mi)|
|• Density||3.6/km2 (9/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC−7 (MST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−6 (MDT)|
Ponoka County is a municipal district in Alberta, Canada. It covers 721,396 acres (2,919 km2) and it claims to "embody the essence of rural Alberta".
In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Ponoka County recorded a population of9,998 living in 3,689 of its 4,255 total private dwellings, a change of 2% from its 2016 population of 9,806. With a land area of 2,807.99 km2 (1,084.17 sq mi), it had a population density of 3.6/km2 (9.3/sq mi) in 2021.
In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Ponoka County recorded a population of 9,806 living in 3,535 of its 4,199 total private dwellings, a 10.7% change from its 2011 population of 8,856. With a land area of 2,814.26 km2 (1,086.59 sq mi), it had a population density of 3.5/km2 (9.1/sq mi) in 2016.
Ponoka County was founded on January 1, 1952. The county's first public officials were Mr. Bruce Ramsey, who directed municipal affairs, Mr. Peter McDonald as secretary-treasurer, and Mr. L.G. Saunders was head of the school system. The town gets its name from the Blackfoot word for Elk.
Communities and localities
The following urban municipalities are surrounded by Ponoka County:
The following hamlets are located within Ponoka County:
The following localities are located within Ponoka County: