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Town of Bashaw
Motto: We want you here with us
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census division 10
Municipal district Camrose County
 • Village August 18, 1911
 • Town May 1, 1964
Area (2016)
 • Land 2.99 km2 (1.15 sq mi)
Elevation 793 m (2,602 ft)
Population (2016)
 • Total 830
 • Density 277.8/km2 (719/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Postal code span T0B-0H0
Highways Highway 21
Highway 53
Waterways Buffalo Lake
Red Deer Lake

Bashaw /ˈbæʃɔː/ is a town in central Alberta located at the junction of Highway 21 and Highway 53.

The community has the name of Eugene Bashaw, an original owner of the town site.


In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Bashaw recorded a population of 830 living in 379 of its 418 total private dwellings, a -4.9% change from its 2011 population of 873. With a land area of 2.99 km2 (1.15 sq mi), it had a population density of 277.6/km2 (719/sq mi) in 2016.

According to the 2011 Census, the Town of Bashaw had a population of 873 living in 376 of its 431 total dwellings, a 9.7% increase of its 2006 population. With a land area of 2.84 km2 (1.10 sq mi), the 2011 population density was 307.4/km2 (796/sq mi).

The 2007 population, according to its municipal census, was 868.

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