Botha, Alberta

Botha is a hamlet in central Alberta, Canada within the County of Stettler No. 6.[5] It is located approximately 88 km (55 mi) east of Red Deer and 13 km (8.1 mi) east of Stettler.

Hamlet in Alberta, Canada
Botha
Hamlet of Botha

Botha
Coordinates:

52°18′22.0″N112°31′38.4″W

Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census division 7
Municipal district County of Stettler No. 6
Founded[1] 1909
Incorporated[2]  
  Village September 5, 1911
Dissolved[3] September 1, 2017
Government

  Governing body County of Stettler No. 6 Council
Area

 (2016)[4]
  Land 1.1 km2 (0.4 sq mi)
Population

 (2016)[4]
  Total 204
  Density 186/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zone UTC−7 (MST)
  Summer (DST) UTC−6 (MDT)
Highways Highway 12
Highway 850

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The community was founded in 1909 around the train station named after Louis Botha.[1] Botha then incorporated as a village on September 5, 1911.[2] It dissolved from village status 106 years later on September 1, 2017, becoming a hamlet under the jurisdiction of the County of Stettler No. 6.[3]

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Botha recorded a population of 204 living in 80 of its 81 total private dwellings, a 16.6% change from its 2011 population of 175. With a land area of 1.1 km2 (0.42 sq mi), it had a population density of 185.5/km2 (480.3/sq mi) in 2016.[4]

In the 2011 Census, the Village of Botha had a population of 175 living in 71 of its 74 total dwellings, a −5.4% change from its 2006 population of 185. With a land area of 1.09 km2 (0.42 sq mi), it had a population density of 160.6/km2 (415.8/sq mi) in 2011.[6]

Botha School is part of Clearview Public Schools.[7]

  1. Botha. 1989. p. 16.[permanent dead link]
  2. “Location and History Profile: Village of Botha”(PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. October 14, 2016. p. 99. Retrieved October 17, 2016.
  3. “O.C. 239/2017”. Government of Alberta. June 12, 2017. Retrieved September 30, 2017.
  4. “Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (Alberta)”. Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 8, 2017.
  5. “Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities”(PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. January 6, 2021. Retrieved September 29, 2021.
  6. “Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)”. Statistics Canada. February 8, 2012. Retrieved February 8, 2012.
  7. Botha School
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