Fort Liard, Northwest Territories

Fort Liard, Northwest Territories

Infobox Settlement
name = Fort Liard
native_name = Echaot'l Koe
other_name =Location map polarx
caption =
lon_shift = 4.1
label=Fort Liard
label-size=70 | lat_skew=1.2
background = #DDDD22
lat = 60.240833
long = -123.469722

settlement_type = Hamlet
motto =

imagesize =
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flag_size =

seal_size =
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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = Canada
subdivision_type1 = Territory
subdivision_name1 = Northwest Territories
subdivision_type2 = Region
subdivision_name2 = Dehcho Region
subdivision_type3 = Constituency
subdivision_name3 = Nahendeh
subdivision_type4 = Census division
subdivision_name4 = Fort Smith Region, Northwest Territories
leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Wayne Newbury
leader_title1 = Senior Administrative Officer
leader_name1 = John McKee
leader_title2 = MLA
leader_name2 = Kevin Menicoche
established_title = Incorporated (hamlet)
established_date = 1 April 1987
area_land_km2 = 67.96
elevation_m = 216
latd= 60.240833
longd= -123.469722
population_total = 583
population_density_km2 = 8.6
timezone = Mountain (MST)
utc_offset = -7
timezone_DST = MDT
utc_offset_DST = -6
postal_code_type = Canadian Postal code
postal_code = X0G 0A0
area_code = 867
blank_name = Telephone exchange
blank_info = 770
footnotes = Sources:
Community Governance Data List, [ Community Governance Data List] ]
2006 Canada Census, [ 2006 Census] ]
Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, [ Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre - official names] ]
Canada Flight Supplement [CFS]

Fort Liard (Slavey language: Echaot'l Koe "people from the land of the giants") is a hamlet in the Dehcho Region of the Northwest Territories, Canada. It is located 37 km (23 mi) north of the British Columbia border. It became accessible by road in 1984 with the completion of the Liard Highway (Northwest Territories Highway 7 and (British Columbia Highway 77).

The Hamlet of Fort Liard has two stores to choose from: The General Store and the The North West Company store. It has a school "Echo Dene School", with a student population of about 150 from K-12. It also has a nursing station, an Royal Canadian Mounted Police detachment, and a Recreation Centre (complete with a swimming pool, skating rink, youth centre and a multi-court). There is a fuel center that sells gasoline, diesel fuel, propane, emergency survival kits and convenience items. There is also a traditional craft store which sells locally made craft items.

Population is 583 according to the 2006 Census the majority of which are First Nations.

The Dene of the community are represented by the Acho Dene Koe Band and the Métis by Fort Liard Metis Local 67. Both groups belong to the Dehcho First Nations. [ [ Acho Dene Koe Band] ] [ [ Fort Liard Métis] ]

ee also

*Fort Liard Airport


External links

* [ Fort Liard Web Site]
* [ Fort Liard at the GNWT]
* [ Municipal Affairs and Community Administration profile]

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