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Town of Castor
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Central Alberta
Census division 7
Municipal district County of Paintearth No. 18
 • Village November 26, 1909
 • Town June 27, 1910
 • Land 2.63 km2 (1.02 sq mi)
816 m (2,677 ft)
 • Total 929
 • Density 352.6/km2 (913/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-7 (MST)
Postal code span
T0C 0X0
Area code(s) 403, 587
Highways Highway 12
Highway 36
Waterways Battle River
Sullivan Lake

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 (Latin) for beaver.


Castor was incorporated on July 13, 1910.


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.

In the 2011 Census, the Town of Castor had a population of 932 living in 417 of its 456 total dwellings, a 0.1% change from its 2006 population of 931. With a land area of 2.72 km2 (1.05 sq mi), it had a population density of 342.6/km2 (887/sq mi) in 2011.

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