Calmar
Town
Town of Calmar
Calmar is located in Alberta
Calmar
Calmar
Location of Calmar in Alberta
Calmar is located in Canada
Calmar
Calmar
Calmar (Canada)
Coordinates: 53°15′54″N 113°48′19″W / 53.26500°N 113.80528°W / 53.26500; -113.80528Coordinates: 53°15′54″N 113°48′19″W / 53.26500°N 113.80528°W / 53.26500; -113.80528
CountryCanada
ProvinceAlberta
RegionEdmonton Metropolitan Region
Census division11
Municipal districtLeduc County
Incorporated[1] 
 • VillageJanuary 1, 1949
 • TownJanuary 19, 1954
Government
 • MayorSean Carnahan
 • Governing bodyCalmar Town Council
 • MPMike Lake (Edmonton - Wetaskiwin-Cons)
Area
 (2021)[3]
 • Land4.67 km2 (1.80 sq mi)
Elevation730 m (2,400 ft)
Population
 (2021)[3][5]
 • Total2,183
 • Density467.6/km2 (1,211/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−07:00 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−06:00 (MDT)
Postal code
Area code(s)780, 587, 825
HighwaysHighway 39, Highway 795
WaterwaysConjuring Creek
WebsiteOfficial website

Calmar is a town in central Alberta, Canada. It is located in Leduc County, on Highway 39, 35 kilometres (22 mi) southwest from Edmonton. It was named in 1900 for Kalmar, Sweden, the home town of its first postmaster, C. J. Blomquist. [6]

Geography

Climate

Calmar experiences a humid continental climate (Köppen Dfb).[7]

Climate data for Calmar, Alberta
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 14.4
(57.9)
17.2
(63.0)
20.0
(68.0)
31.1
(88.0)
32.5
(90.5)
36.7
(98.1)
35.6
(96.1)
35.5
(95.9)
34.5
(94.1)
29.5
(85.1)
23.3
(73.9)
17.8
(64.0)
36.7
(98.1)
Average high °C (°F) −5.5
(22.1)
−2.2
(28.0)
2.5
(36.5)
11.8
(53.2)
18.3
(64.9)
21.1
(70.0)
23.3
(73.9)
22.6
(72.7)
17.7
(63.9)
11.1
(52.0)
0.3
(32.5)
−4.0
(24.8)
9.8
(49.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) −11.2
(11.8)
−8.6
(16.5)
−3.7
(25.3)
4.9
(40.8)
10.8
(51.4)
14.4
(57.9)
16.6
(61.9)
15.5
(59.9)
10.7
(51.3)
4.5
(40.1)
−5.0
(23.0)
−9.6
(14.7)
3.3
(37.9)
Average low °C (°F) −17.0
(1.4)
−15.0
(5.0)
−9.6
(14.7)
−2.0
(28.4)
3.3
(37.9)
7.7
(45.9)
9.7
(49.5)
8.4
(47.1)
3.7
(38.7)
−2.1
(28.2)
−10.2
(13.6)
−15.2
(4.6)
−3.2
(26.3)
Record low °C (°F) −48.9
(−56.0)
−49.4
(−56.9)
−42.2
(−44.0)
−31.7
(−25.1)
−11.1
(12.0)
−5.0
(23.0)
−3.3
(26.1)
−4.0
(24.8)
−16.1
(3.0)
−30.6
(−23.1)
−40.6
(−41.1)
−48.9
(−56.0)
−49.4
(−56.9)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 27.4
(1.08)
16.8
(0.66)
23.0
(0.91)
26.6
(1.05)
54.3
(2.14)
79.7
(3.14)
109.6
(4.31)
63.0
(2.48)
46.9
(1.85)
30.5
(1.20)
22.9
(0.90)
15.0
(0.59)
515.7
(20.31)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 1.2
(0.05)
0.8
(0.03)
1.1
(0.04)
14.4
(0.57)
50.4
(1.98)
79.7
(3.14)
109.6
(4.31)
63.0
(2.48)
46.4
(1.83)
16.2
(0.64)
2.0
(0.08)
0.6
(0.02)
385.4
(15.17)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 26.3
(10.4)
16.0
(6.3)
21.9
(8.6)
12.2
(4.8)
3.9
(1.5)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.6
(0.2)
14.4
(5.7)
20.9
(8.2)
14.4
(5.7)
130.6
(51.4)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.2 mm) 8.1 6.4 6.7 6.4 8.8 13.3 13.5 11.2 9.8 6.9 7.5 6.8 105.4
Average rainy days (≥ 0.2 mm) 0.41 0.15 0.65 4.3 8.4 13.3 13.5 11.2 9.8 4.8 1.2 0.50 68.21
Average snowy days (≥ 0.2 cm) 7.7 6.2 6.1 2.4 0.56 0.0 0.0 0.04 0.19 2.6 6.4 6.4 38.59
Source: Environment Canada[8]

Demographics

In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Calmar had a population of 2,183 living in 893 of its 937 total private dwellings, a change of -2% from its 2016 population of 2,228. With a land area of 4.67 km2 (1.80 sq mi), it had a population density of 467.5/km2 (1,210.7/sq mi) in 2021.[3]

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Calmar recorded a population of 2,228 living in 842 of its 861 total private dwellings, a 13.1% change from its 2011 population of 1,970. With a land area of 4.68 km2 (1.81 sq mi), it had a population density of 476.1/km2 (1,233.0/sq mi) in 2016.[9]

The population of the Town of Calmar according to its 2014 municipal census is 2,101,[10] a 3.3% change from its 2009 municipal census population of 2,033.[11]

Economy

The Town of Calmar is a member of the Leduc-Nisku Economic Development Association, an economic development partnership that markets Alberta's International Region[12] in proximity to the Edmonton International Airport.[13]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Location and History Profile: Town of Calmar" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. October 7, 2016. p. 106. Retrieved October 13, 2016.
  2. ^ "Municipal Officials Search". Alberta Municipal Affairs. May 9, 2019. Retrieved October 1, 2021.
  3. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts: Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities)". Statistics Canada. February 9, 2022. Retrieved February 9, 2022.
  4. ^ "Alberta Private Sewage Systems 2009 Standard of Practice Handbook: Appendix A.3 Alberta Design Data (A.3.A. Alberta Climate Design Data by Town)" (PDF) (PDF). Safety Codes Council. January 2012. pp. 212–215 (PDF pages 226–229). Archived from the original (PDF) on October 16, 2013. Retrieved October 8, 2013.
  5. ^ "Population and dwelling counts: Canada and population centres". Statistics Canada. February 9, 2022. Retrieved February 13, 2022.
  6. ^ Marden, Ernest G.; Marden, Austin (2010). Community Place Names of Alberta. Lulu.com. ISBN 189747217X. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  7. ^ "Climatic Regions [Köppen]". Natural Resources Canada. Archived from the original on 9 September 2015. Retrieved 11 February 2014.
  8. ^ Environment Canada Canadian Climate Normals 1981–2010, accessed 07 March 2014
  9. ^ "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.
  10. ^ "Calmar Chronicle" (PDF) (PDF). Town of Calmar. August 2014. p. 2. Retrieved August 22, 2014.
  11. ^ "Alberta 2009 Official Population List" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. September 15, 2009. Retrieved September 14, 2010.
  12. ^ "About Us". Leduc-Nisku Economic Development Association. Archived from the original on 2012-02-17. Retrieved 2012-06-23.
  13. ^ "Explore the Region". Leduc-Nisku Economic Development Association. Archived from the original on 2012-04-16. Retrieved 2012-06-23.