Municipal District of Ranchland No. 66
Ranchland landscape with welcome sign
Ranchland landscape with welcome sign
Official seal of Municipal District of Ranchland No. 66
Official logo of Municipal District of Ranchland No. 66
Motto: 
"Preserving our ranching heritage."
Location within Alberta
Location within Alberta
CountryCanada
ProvinceAlberta
RegionSouthern Alberta
Planning regionSouth Saskatchewan
Established1995
Incorporated1995
Government
 • ReeveRon Davis
 • Governing bodyMD of Ranchland Council
 • Administrative officeChain Lakes Provincial Park
Area
 (2021)[2]
 • Land2,636.75 km2 (1,018.05 sq mi)
Population
 (2021)[2]
 • Total110
 • Density0/km2 (0/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Websitemdranchland.ca

The Municipal District of Ranchland No. 66 is a municipal district (MD) in southwest Alberta, Canada. Containing no urban communities of any kind, its municipal office is located in Chain Lakes Provincial Park,[3] approximately 38 km (24 mi) southwest of the Town of Nanton. Ranchland's rugged foothill terrain is unsuited for the crop agriculture practiced elsewhere in Alberta, and ranching remains the single livelihood of its inhabitants. With a 2016 population of 92, it is the least populated municipal district in Alberta, and its population density of 29 square kilometres for every resident is almost exactly equal to that of the Northwest Territories.

MD of Ranchland Administration building

History

The MD was incorporated in 1995 from the Improvement District No. 6.

Geography

Administration Building

The MD of Ranchland administration building is located at the junction of Highway 22 and Highway 533.

Communities

There are no communities located within the MD of Ranchland No. 66.[4]

Demographics

In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the MD of Ranchland No. 66 had a population of 110 living in 41 of its 55 total private dwellings, a change of 19.6% from its 2016 population of 92. With a land area of 2,636.75 km2 (1,018.05 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.0/km2 (0.1/sq mi) in 2021.[2]

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the MD of Ranchland No. 66 had a population of 92 living in 38 of its 57 total private dwellings, a 16.5% change from its 2011 population of 79. With a land area of 2,638.7 km2 (1,018.8 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.0/km2 (0.1/sq mi) in 2016.[11]

The MD of Ranchland No. 66's 2013 municipal census counted a population of 104.[12]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Municipal Officials Search". Alberta Municipal Affairs. May 9, 2019. Retrieved October 1, 2021.
  2. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts: Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities)". Statistics Canada. February 9, 2022. Retrieved February 9, 2022.
  3. ^ "Directions to MD Ranchland Administration building" (PDF). Municipal District of Ranchland No. 66. Retrieved March 26, 2012.
  4. ^ "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. January 12, 2022. Retrieved January 21, 2022.
  5. ^ "Table 3: Population for census divisions and subdivisions, 1971 and 1976". 1976 Census of Canada. Census Divisions and Subdivisions, Western Provinces and the Territories. Vol. Population: Geographic Distributions. Ottawa: Statistics Canada. 1977.
  6. ^ "Table 2: Census Subdivisions in Alphabetical Order, Showing Population Rank, Canada, 1981". 1981 Census of Canada. Vol. Census subdivisions in decreasing population order. Ottawa: Statistics Canada. 1982. ISBN 0-660-51563-6.
  7. ^ "Table 2: Population and Dwelling Counts, for Census Divisions and Census Subdivisions, 1986 and 1991 – 100% Data". 91 Census. Vol. Population and Dwelling Counts – Census Divisions and Census Subdivisions. Ottawa: Statistics Canada. 1992. pp. 100–108. ISBN 0-660-57115-3.
  8. ^ "Population and Dwelling Counts, for Canada, Provinces and Territories, and Census Divisions, 2001 and 1996 Censuses – 100% Data (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. Retrieved May 28, 2019.
  9. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2006 and 2001 censuses – 100% data (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. January 6, 2010. Retrieved May 28, 2019.
  10. ^ "Census Profile, 2016 Census". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved May 28, 2019.
  11. ^ "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.
  12. ^ "2013 Municipal Affairs Population List" (PDF) (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. November 20, 2013. ISBN 978-1-4601-1418-6. Retrieved December 5, 2013.