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Vilna is a historic village in central Alberta, Canada.Vilna is located in Smoky Lake County, on Highway 28, 150km northeast of the city of Edmonton. Bonnie Lake Provincial Recreation Area is located 6km north of the community, on the shores of Bonnie Lake.HistoryVilna was founded in 1907, mostly by central European settlers, and started to develop in 1919, when the railroad reached this area. It was named in 1920 after the Lithuanian capital city of Vilnius, similarly to the community of Wilno in Ontario, Canada. Prior to 1920, the local post office was named "Villette". Vilna was incorporated as a village on June 13, 1923.On February 5, 1967, Vilna experienced a meteor air burst with a yield estimated at about 600 tonnes of TNT (2.5 TJ). Subsequently, two very small meteorite fragments were found – 48mg and 94mg which are now stored at University of Alberta, in Edmonton.DemographicsIn the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Vilna recorded a population of 290 living in 114 of its 143 total private dwellings, a change from its 2011 population of 249. With a land area of 0.96km2, it had a population density of in 2016.
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