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Village of Coutts
Coutts border crossing, into the US
Coutts border crossing, into the US
Motto: The Gateway to Alberta
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Southern Alberta
Census division 2
Municipal district County of Warner No. 5
 • Village January 1, 1960
Area (2016)
 • Land 1.24 km2 (0.48 sq mi)
Elevation 1,070 m (3,510 ft)
Population (2016)
 • Total 245
 • Density 197.2/km2 (511/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC−7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC−6)
Area code(s) 403 / 587
Highways Hwy 4
Hwy 500
Waterway Milk River
Website [http:// Official website]

Coutts /ˈkts/ is a village in Alberta and a port of entry into the U.S. state of Montana. It is one of the busiest ports of entry on the Canada–United States border in western Canada. It connects Highway 4 to Interstate 15, an important trade route (CANAMEX Corridor) between Alberta, American states along I-15, and Mexico.

The community has the name of William Burdett-Coutts, a railroad official.

In 2004, a joint border facility opened in Coutts–Sweet Grass, Montana, housing both Canadian and American federal authorities.


In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Coutts recorded a population of 245 living in 122 of its 159 total private dwellings, a change of -11.6% from its 2011 population of 277. With a land area of 1.24 km2 (0.48 sq mi), it had a population density of 197.6/km2 (512/sq mi) in 2016.

In the 2011 Census, the Village of Coutts had a population of 277 living in 123 of its 154 total dwellings, a change of −9.2% from its 2006 population of 305. With a land area of 0.98 km2 (0.38 sq mi), it had a population density of 282.7/km2 (732/sq mi) in 2011.

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