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Municipal District of Opportunity No. 17

Municipal District of Opportunity No. 17
Municipal district
Municipal District of Opportunity No. 17 is located in Alberta
Municipal District of Opportunity No. 17
Location of Opportunity No. 17 in Alberta
Coordinates:
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Northern Alberta
Census division No. 17
Established 1995
Incorporated 1995
Government[1]
 • Reeve Paul Sinclair
 • Governing body M.D. of Opportunity Council
 • Office location Wabasca
Area (2011)[2]
 • Total 29,140.78 km2 (11,251.32 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 3,074
 • Density 0.1/km2 (0.3/sq mi)
 • Dwellings 1,460
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Website .ca.abmdopportunity

The Municipal District of Opportunity No. 17 is a municipal district occupying a large remote area in central northern Alberta, Canada. Located in Census Division 17 north of the Town of Athabasca, its municipal office is located in the Hamlet of Wabasca.

History

The Municipal District of Opportunity No. 17 was established as a municipal district on August 1, 1995 from the former Improvement District No. 17 East (North).

Economy

The economy of the Municipal District of Opportunity No. 17 includes oil and gas production, forestry, as well as diamond exploration. The municipality also offers the lowest residential tax rate in the Province of Alberta as part of its efforts to attract and retain residents.[3]

Demographics

The Municipal District of Opportunity No. 17's 2013 municipal census counted a population of 3,061,[4] a −6.1% change from its 2007 municipal census population of 3,259.[5]

In the 2011 Census, the Municipal District of Opportunity No. 17 had a population of 3,074 living in 974 of its 1,430 total dwellings, a 8% change from its 2006 population of 2,847. With a land area of 29,140.78 km2 (11,251.32 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.1/km2 (0.3/sq mi) in 2011.[2]

In 2006, the Municipal District of Opportunity No. 17 had a population of 2,847 living in 1,460 dwellings, a -6.3% increase from 2001. The municipal district has a land area of 29,140.78 km2 (11,251.32 sq mi) and a population density of 0.1/km2 (0.26/sq mi).[6] The majority of the municipal district's 2006 population, 2,390 people or 84%, identified themselves as Aboriginal.[6]

In 2001, the municipal district had a population of 3,436 in 1,488 dwellings, a 12.3% increase from 1996. On a surface of 29,179.91 km² it had a density of 0.1 inhabitants/km².[7]

Communities and localities

See also

References

  1. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs: Municipal Officials Search
  2. ^ a b c
  3. ^ Stepher Scriver, AAMDC: The 100-Year Story of Alberta's Rural Cornerstone (2008: AADMC: Edmonton), at p. 65
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  6. ^ a b
  7. ^ M.D. of Opportunity community profile - Statistics Canada. 2002. 2001 Community Profiles. Released June 27, 2002. Last modified: 2005-11-30. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 93F0053XIE
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External links

  • Official website
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