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Town of Provost
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census division 7
Municipal district Municipal District of Provost No. 52
 • Village January 20, 1910
 • Town December 29, 1952
Area (2016)
 • Land 4.72 km2 (1.82 sq mi)
Elevation 668 m (2,192 ft)
Population (2016)
 • Total 1,998
 • Density 423/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC−7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC−6)
Area code(s) +1-780, +1-587
Highways Highway 13
Highway 899
Waterway Gillespie Lake

Provost /ˈprvst/ 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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