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Castor, Alberta

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Welcome to Castor ...

From the 2006 Statistics Canada (StatCan) census, Castor had a population of 931 people.<1>

The town of Castor was founded in 1905 and was incorporated in 1910.

Castor is 2,650 feet [808 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Castor is ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Castor lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: MST- Heure Normale des Rocheuses (HNR), MDT- Heure Avancée des Rocheuses (HAR).

Telephone area codes for Castor: (403) and (587)<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2006 StatCan census, Castor had a population of 931 people.

The population of Castor represents 0.03% of the total population of Alberta (which had 3,290,350 people at that time), making it Alberta's 120th most populous community.

With a 2006 count of 931 people, the population of Castor has remained roughly the same as the 2001 StatCan census (which had a count of 935 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Castor.

Communities near Castor ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove it.<4>.

Community   2006
Alliance   [Map]   158   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Berkinshaw   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Brownfield   [Map]   ---   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Bulwark - Historic   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Coronation   [Map]   1,015   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Endiang   [Map]   ---   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Castor.

Communities Also Named Castor ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Castor - they are located in Illinois, Louisiana, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Castor.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Castor. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Castor:

Websites for Castor ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Castor ...

Looking for more information about Castor? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Castor, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Castor.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' is a very useful tool for people who might be planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Castor. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
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Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Castor were taken from various sources and although they can be traced back to Statistics Canada (StatCan), they should not be considered official.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Castor - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (587) is an overlay for area code (403). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Castor.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Castor. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Castor) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Castor. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Castor

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Castor. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.2167, Longitude: -111.9000     [Map].

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Castor.


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