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Special Area No. 3

Special Area No. 3
Special area
Nickname(s): Special Area 3
Special Area No. 3 is located in Alberta
Location of Special Area No. 3 in Alberta
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Southern Alberta
Census division No. 4
Incorporated April 7, 1959[1]
 • Governing body Special Areas Board
 • Municipal office Hanna
 • District office Oyen
Area (2011)[2]
 • Total 6,623.96 km2 (2,557.53 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 1,122
 • Density 0.2/km2 (0.5/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
Postal Code Prefix T0J
Area code +1-403
Website Special Areas Board

Special Area No. 3 is a special area in southern Alberta, Canada. It is a rural municipality similar to a municipal district, however, the elected council is overseen by three representatives appointed by the province, the Special Areas Board.

The Blood Indian Creek Reservoir is located within Special Area 3.


In the 2011 Census, Special Area No. 3 had a population of 1,122 living in 413 of its 455 total dwellings, an -11.4% change from its 2006 population of 1,266. With a land area of 6,623.96 km2 (2,557.53 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.2/km2 (0.4/sq mi) in 2011.[2]

In 2006, Special Area No. 3 had a population of 1,266 living in 481 dwellings, a 13.8% decrease from 2001. It had a land area of 6,623.96 km2 (2,557.53 sq mi) and a population density of 0.2/km2 (0.52/sq mi).[3]

Statistics Canada reported a population of 1,469 in 2001.[4]

Communities and localities


  1. ^ "Municipal Profile: Special Areas Board" (PDF) ( 
  2. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  3. ^  
  4. ^ Special Area 3 - Statistics Canada. 2002. 2001 Community Profiles. Released June 27, 2002. Last modified: November 30, 2005. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 93F0053XIE.
  5. ^ a b "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF).  
  6. ^ "Standard Geographical Classification (SGC) 2006, Economic Regions: 4804012 - Special Area No. 3, geographical codes and localities, 2006".  
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