Provost, Alberta facts for kids
|Town of Provost|
|Municipal district||Municipal District of Provost No. 52|
|• Village||January 20, 1910|
|• Town||December 29, 1952|
|• Land||4.72 km2 (1.82 sq mi)|
|Elevation||668 m (2,192 ft)|
|• Density||423/km2 (1,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||MST (UTC−7)|
|• Summer (DST)||MDT (UTC−6)|
|Area code(s)||+1-780, +1-587|
Provost // is a town in central Alberta, Canada. It is located at the junction of Highway 13 and Highway 899, 19 km (12 mi) west of the Alberta-Saskatchewan border. It was originally named "Lakeview" but renamed by the Canadian Pacific Railway Land Department in 1907; the first train to the town was in 1910.
In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Provost recorded a population of 1,998 living in 779 of its 843 total private dwellings, a -2.1% change from its 2011 population of 2,041. With a land area of 4.72 km2 (1.82 sq mi), it had a population density of 423.3/km2 (1,096/sq mi) in 2016.
In the 2011 Census, the Town of Provost had a population of 2,041 living in 777 of its 839 total dwellings, a −1.5% change from its 2006 population of 2,072. With a land area of 4.93 km2 (1.90 sq mi), it had a population density of 414.0/km2 (1,072/sq mi) in 2011.
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