Cypress County can be found in the very south east corner of Alberta. The majority of the County’s 1.3 million hectares are utilized for agricultural purposes, including high intensity irrigated cropping. Oil and gas activities plus Canadian Forces Base Suffield are other major components of the area’s economy. The 7,214 residents live on farms, in acreage subdivisions and in 10 small urban communities. Cypress County council strives to provide programs and services that promote a rural lifestyle, while retaining an agricultural character.