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Mackay, Alberta

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Although we found mention of Mackay during our research, we really don't have any information about it.<1> Over time, we expect to discover additional information that will be added to our Gazetteer.




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Time Zone: Mackay lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) The time zone in French: MST- Heure Normale des Rocheuses (HNR), MDT- Heure Avancée des Rocheuses (HAR).

Telephone Area Codes: (587)<2>, (780)

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<3>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within Mackay. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 53.6500, Longitude: -115.5833     [Map].

DMS - Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

Lat:   53° 38' 59"
Lon:   -115° 34' 59"

About Alberta

Population

2006:     3,290,350 (10.61% increase since 2001)  
2001:     2,974,807

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Official Website:   www.alberta.ca/
Tourism:   www.travelalberta.com/

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Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Mackay and then turned east". While Mackay could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Mackay as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that Mackay could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong . Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

Since confusion between is common, we searched and weren't able to find another Alberta community named Mackay.

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<2>Area code (587) is an overlay for area code (780). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Mackay.

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<3>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Mackay, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Mackay.



 
 
 

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