Westlock County facts for kids
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Location within Alberta
|Planning region||North Saskatchewan|
|• Land||3,169.66 km2 (1,223.81 sq mi)|
|• Density||2.3/km2 (6/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC−7 (MST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−6 (MDT)|
Westlock County is a municipal district in central Alberta, Canada that is north of Edmonton. The county was formerly known as the Municipal District of Westlock No. 92, and was created in 1943 from the merger of five smaller municipal districts.
The county lies on the boundary of two of Canada's largest watershed basins. To the north is the Athabasca River, which drains into the Arctic Ocean via the Mackenzie River. To the south is the Sturgeon River which drains via the North Saskatchewan into Hudson Bay.
Communities and localities
The following urban municipalities are surrounded by Westlock County:
The following hamlets are located within Westlock County:
The following localities are located within Westlock County:
In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Westlock County recorded a population of7,186 living in 2,680 of its 3,134 total private dwellings, a change of -0.5% from its 2016 population of 7,220. With a land area of 3,169.66 km2 (1,223.81 sq mi), it had a population density of 2.3/km2 (6.0/sq mi) in 2021.
In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Westlock County recorded a population of 7,220 living in 2,670 of its 3,009 total private dwellings, a -5.5% change from its 2011 population of 7,644. With a land area of 3,171.83 km2 (1,224.65 sq mi), it had a population density of 2.3/km2 (6.0/sq mi) in 2016.
The county is within the Pembina Hills Public Schools, which formed in 1995 as a merger of three school districts.
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