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Linden, Alberta

Village of Linden
Rural Industrial Capital of Alberta
Linden is located in Alberta
Coordinates: 51°35′26″N 113°29′0″W / 51.59056°N 113.48333°W / 51.59056; -113.48333
RegionCentral Alberta
Census DivisionNo. 5
Municipal districtKneehill County
 • VillageJanuary 1, 1964
 • MayorKelly Klassen
 • Deputy MayorDarwyn Moon
 • Governing bodyLinden Village Council
 • Land2.55 km2 (0.98 sq mi)
890 m (2,920 ft)
 • Total704
 • Density275.9/km2 (715/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Postal code
Area code403
WaterwaysKneehill Creek
WebsiteOfficial website

Linden is a village located in central Alberta, Canada that is surrounded by Kneehill County. It is located 28 km (17 mi) southwest of Three Hills and 26 km (16 mi) north of Beiseker.

The area surrounding the village was originally settled by members of the Mennonite church, and many current residents trace their heritage to this group. The first post office was opened in 1949.[4] Linden was incorporated as a village in 1964.


In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Linden had a population of 704 living in 282 of its 317 total private dwellings, a change of -15% from its 2016 population of 828. With a land area of 2.55 km2 (0.98 sq mi), it had a population density of 276.1/km2 (715.0/sq mi) in 2021.[3]

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Linden recorded a population of 828 living in 306 of its 331 total private dwellings, a 14.2% change from its 2011 population of 725. With a land area of 2.58 km2 (1.00 sq mi), it had a population density of 320.9/km2 (831.2/sq mi) in 2016.[5]


Dr. Elliot School is a K-9 school within Linden, with Kurt Ratzlaff serving as principal.[6] The school offers a badminton team and a track & field team.

High school aged students living in Linden are given the option of attending school 10 km south of Linden, in Acme, as there is no High school in the village.

Dr. Elliott School was founded in 1958 by Dr. Elliott Harvard

See also


  1. ^ "Location and History Profile: Village of Linden" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. October 21, 2016. p. 421. Retrieved October 23, 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. ^ Gratz, Humphrey (1974). Footprints on Mi-Chig-Wun : memoirs of Sunnyslope pioneers. Linden, Alberta. p. 596.((cite book)): CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link)
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ "Dr. Elliott School | Golden Hills School Division No. 75". Retrieved October 6, 2017.

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