Castor, Alberta facts for kids
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|Town of Castor|
Welcome sign in Castor
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|Municipal district||County of Paintearth No. 18|
|• Village||November 26, 1909|
|• Town||June 27, 1910|
|• Land||2.61 km2 (1.01 sq mi)|
|Elevation||816 m (2,677 ft)|
|• Density||307.9/km2 (797/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC−7 (MST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−6 (MDT)|
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|Area code(s)||403, 587|
Castor is a town in Alberta, Canada. It is located at the intersection of Highway 12 and Highway 861, approximately 143 km (89 mi) east of the City of Red Deer. It has an elevation 816 m (2,677 ft).
Castor is French (also Latin) for beaver. The town is known for its duck and geese migration in the fall since its territory includes many stopping points well frequented by migrating waterfowl.
Castor was incorporated on July 13, 1910.
In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Castor recorded a population of803 living in 383 of its 426 total private dwellings, a change of -13.6% from its 2016 population of 929. With a land area of 2.61 km2 (1.01 sq mi), it had a population density of 307.7/km2 (797/sq mi) in 2021.
In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Castor recorded a population of 929 living in 419 of its 448 total private dwellings, a -0.3% change from its 2011 population of 932. With a land area of 2.63 km2 (1.02 sq mi), it had a population density of 353.2/km2 (915/sq mi) in 2016.
The town's main industries are agriculture, mining and oil and gas services.
The Town of Castor has two schools, one Public named Gus Wetter School and one Catholic named Theresetta Catholic School. A source of humour for those familiar with Castor is the name of Gus Wetter's school men's sports teams: The Castor Raiders.
Castor is home to the Our Lady of the Rosary Hospital.
- Darcy Tucker, former professional hockey player
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