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Stony Plain

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Stony Plain is a town in the Edmonton Capital Region of Alberta, Canada within Parkland County. It is located west of Edmonton adjacent to the City of Spruce Grove.Stony Plain is known as "The Town with the Painted Past" due to the amount of painted murals in town. The town was originally known as Dog Rump Creek.HistoryThe name of the town is believed to have come from one of two possible origins. The first is that the Stoney people camped in the area historically. The second possibility is that Dr. James Hector, a geologist on the Palliser Expedition, noticed boulders scattered across the area. The official name for the settlement was adopted in 1892. Alex McNabb and McPherson were the first homesteaders in the area.GeographyStony Plain experiences a humid continental climate (Köppen Dfb). ClimateDemographicsThe population of the Town of Stony Plain according to its 2015 municipal census is 16,127, a change from its 2008 municipal census population of 14,177.In the 2011 Census, the Town of Stony Plain had a population of 15,051 living in 5,820 of its 6,204 total dwellings, a 21.7% change from its 2006 population of 12,363. With a land area of 35.61km2, it had a population density of in 2011. At its current population, Stony Plain is one of the largest towns in the province and is eligible for city status. According to Alberta's Municipal Government Act, a town is eligible for city status when it reaches 10,000 residents.
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