List of Alberta municipal districts

List of Alberta municipal districts

Counties and municipal districts of Alberta are administrative subdivisions of the province. They include counties, municipal districts, specialised municipalities, special areas, regional municipalities, improvement districts, census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations.Cite web| url= http://www.municipalaffairs.gov.ab.ca/ms_TypesMunicipalitiesAlberta.htm | author= Government of Alberta | authorlink= Government of Alberta | title= Types of Municipalities | month=May | year= 2006| accessdate= 2007-02-15]

Municipal districts (in some cases called counties) are governing organizations for rural areas including farmlands and unincorporated places such as hamlets. As of 2006, there were 64 municipal districts in Alberta [Cite web| url= http://www.municipalaffairs.gov.ab.ca/ms_RuralMunicipalMap.htm | author= Alberta Municipal Affairs | authorlink= Alberta Municipal Affairs | title= Interactive municipalities map| accessdate= 2007-02-15 | year= 2006] , administered by Alberta Municipal Affairs and Housing, a department of the Government of Alberta. Municipal districts are managed by elected councils, lead by a "Chief elected official (CEO)", in most cases called a reeve. Special areas are managed by boards appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor of the province. Other forms of government within the municipal district frame include specialized municipalities, regional municipalities and improvement districts. Metis settlements and Indian reserves are administered by local governments and coordinated on a federal level.

The improvement districts are governed directly by Alberta Municipal Affairs. If the need arises, Improvement districts are incorporated as either municipal districts (with an elected council) or special areas (with an appointed council). Once they are firmly established, municipal districts are declared either counties or special municipalities, or, in the case of large scarcely populated areas, they become regional municipalities.

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List of municipal districts

The following is an alphabetical list of these subdivisions. [Cite web| url= http://www.albertafirst.com/about/municipalities.asp | author= Alberta First | title= Municipalities listing | year=2006 | accessdate= 2007-02-15]

Census metropolitan areas

Census metropolitan areas are urban agglomerations, with population in excess of 100,000, centered on large cities and include the adjacent areas.

Census Agglomerations are formed around Brooks, Cold Lake, Camrose, Grande Prairie, Lethbridge, Lloydminster, Medicine Hat, Red Deer, Wetaskiwin and Fort McMurray (Wood Buffalo). [Cite web| url= http://www12.statcan.ca/english/profil01/CP01/Search/List/Page.cfm?Lang=E&GeoCode=48 | title= Alberta Community Profiles, 2001 Census | author= Statistics Canada | authorlink= Statistics Canada | year=2002| accessdate= 2007-02-15]

Demographics

As of 2006, the cumulative population of all rural municipalities of Alberta (including towns on their area) was 615,163.

ee also

*List of Alberta census divisions
*List of communities in Alberta
*List of Alberta Indian Reserves
*Subdivisions of Canada

References

External links

* [http://www.aamdc.com/ Alberta Association of Municipal Districts & Counties]
* [http://www.aamdc.com/Policy/CommonGround/MemberDirectory/ruralcontacts.htm#ACADIA AAMDC - Municipal Districts and Counties listing]
* [http://www.municipalaffairs.gov.ab.ca/index.htm Alberta Municipal Affairs]


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