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|Town of Sundre|
Main Street in Sundre
|Municipal district||Mountain View County|
|• Village||December 31, 1949|
|• Town||January 1, 1956|
|• Land||10.84 km2 (4.19 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,093 m (3,586 ft)|
|• Density||246.4/km2 (638/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC−7 (MST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−6 (MDT)|
|Area code(s)||+1-403, +1-587|
|Waterway||Red Deer River|
Sundre is a town in central Alberta, Canada that is surrounded by Mountain View County. It is approximately 100 km (62 mi) northwest of Calgary on the Cowboy Trail in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies.
Sundre takes its name from a town in Norway, the original home of Nels T. Hagen, the town's first postmaster.
Sundre's first postmaster, Nels T. Hagen, arrived in 1906. Sundre incorporated as a village in 1950 and then as a town in 1956.
In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Sundre recorded a population of2,672 living in 1,187 of its 1,270 total private dwellings, a change of -2.1% from its 2016 population of 2,729. With a land area of 10.84 km2 (4.19 sq mi), it had a population density of 246.5/km2 (638/sq mi) in 2021.
In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Sundre recorded a population of 2,729 living in 1,188 of its 1,256 total private dwellings, a 4.6% change from its 2011 population of 2,610. With a land area of 11.11 km2 (4.29 sq mi), it had a population density of 245.6/km2 (636/sq mi) in 2016.
The Town of Sundre's 2012 municipal census counted a population of 2,695.
Arts and culture
Cultural venues within Sundre include the Sundre Municipal Library and the Sundre & District Pioneer Village Museum, which features "Chester Mjolsness' World of Wildlife" exhibit of 150 mounted animals from across the world.
Main industries in the area are petroleum production, forestry, agriculture, and ranching.
- Gord Miller, sportscaster
- Myron Thompson, politician
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