Duchess Welcome Sign
Duchess is a village in southern Alberta, Canada, located north of Brooks, across from Trans-Canada Highway, in the County of Newell.

The village was named for Duchess Louise Marguerite. It is mainly a ranching community.

Noteable People

Professional hockey player Jeff Shantz was born in Duchess.


In the 2011 Census, the Village of Duchess had a population of 992 living in 360 of its 376 total dwellings, a 1.4% change from its 2006 population of 978. With a land area of 1.89 km2 (0.73 sq mi), it had a population density of 524.9/km2 (1,359.4/sq mi) in 2011.

In 2006, Duchess had a population of 978 living in 351 dwellings, a 17.0% increase from 2001. The village has a land area of 1.89 km2 (0.73 sq mi) and a population density of 518.8 /km2 (1,344 /sq mi).

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Village of Duchess Map