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Village of Carmangay
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Southern Alberta
Census division 5
Municipal district Vulcan County
 • Village January 20, 1910
 •  Town March 17, 1911
 • Village March 4, 1936
 • Land 1.86 km2 (0.72 sq mi)
935 m (3,068 ft)
 • Total 242
 • Density 129.8/km2 (336/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-7 (MST)
Highway Highway 23
Waterway Little Bow River

Carmangay is a village in southern Alberta, Canada. It is located 62 kilometres (39 mi) north of Lethbridge and 150 kilometres (93 mi) south of Calgary, along the Canadian Pacific Railway, east of Highway 23. It takes its name from C.W. Carman, who bought 1,500 acres (6.1 km2) at $3.50 per acre to grow wheat in 1904, and his wife, Gertrude Gay.

Carmangay is the site of the Carmangay Tipi Rings – archeological tipi ring site, documenting the existence of Clovis people as far back as 11,000 years in this area.


In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Carmangay recorded a population of 242 living in 121 of its 135 total private dwellings, a -34.1% change from its 2011 population of 367. With a land area of 1.86 km2 (0.72 sq mi), it had a population density of 130.1/km2 (337/sq mi) in 2016.

The Village of Carmangay's 2013 municipal census counted a population of 262, a -4% change from its 2010 municipal census population of 273.

In the 2011 Census, the Village of Carmangay had a population of 367 living in 120 of its 143 total dwellings, a 9.2% change from its 2006 population of 336. With a land area of 1.86 km2 (0.72 sq mi), it had a population density of 197.3/km2 (511/sq mi) in 2011.

In the 2006 Census, Carmangay had a population of 336 living in 128 dwellings, a 31.8% increase from 2001. The village has a land area of 1.86 km2 (0.72 sq mi) and a population density of 180.5 inhabitants per square kilometre.

2011 rail accident

On February 8, 2011 at about 8 am local time, a Canadian Pacific freight train partly derailed, with 19 cars jumping the tracks.

Wind farm

In 2013, Enbridge and EDF began construction on a 300 MW wind farm east of the Village of Carmangay. 166 wind turbines are being constructed at the site. Currently, over 300 workers are on the project. Expected completion date is Spring of 2014.

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