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Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census Division No. 13
Municipal district Thorhild County
 • Total 1.67 km2 (0.64 sq mi)
649 m (2,129 ft)
 • Total 488
 • Density 292.2/km2 (757/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-7 (MST)
Highways 18
Waterways Kennedy Creek

Thorhild is a hamlet in Alberta, Canada within Thorhild County. It is located at the intersection of Highway 18 and Highway 827, approximately 86 kilometres (53 mi) north of the City of Edmonton.

Thorhild was formerly a village until April 1, 2009 when it dissolved and became a hamlet within the County of Thorhild No. 7. It originally incorporated as a village on December 31, 1949. The Alberta and Great Waterways Railway paid $480 for the original townsite on July 16, 1914.


As a designated place in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Thorhild recorded a population of 531 living in 244 of its 270 total private dwellings, a change of 8.8% from its 2011 population of 488. With a land area of 1.68 km2 (0.65 sq mi), it had a population density of 316.1/km2 (819/sq mi) in 2016.

In the 2011 Census, Thorhild had a population of 488 living in 240 of its 268 total dwellings, a -3.4% change from its 2006 population of 505. With a land area of 1.67 km2 (0.64 sq mi), it had a population density of 292.2/km2 (757/sq mi) in 2011.

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