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Stirling, Alberta

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Welcome to Stirling ...

From the 2006 Statistics Canada (StatCan) census, Stirling had a population of 921 people.<1>

The village of Stirling was established in 1899.

Stirling is 3,040 feet [927 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Stirling is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Stirling 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).

Area codes for Stirling: (403) and (587)<3>

The Canadian Postal Code for Stirling: T0K<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2006 StatCan census, Stirling had a population of 921 people.

The population of Stirling represents 0.03% of the population of Alberta (which had 3,290,350 people at that time), making it Alberta's 121st most populous community.

With a 2006 count of 921 people, the population of Stirling increased 5.02% from the 2001 StatCan census (which had a count of 877 people).

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

Communities near Stirling ...

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 driven.<5>.

Community   2006
Chin   [Map]   ---   N   18 miles [29 km]
Coaldale   [Map]   6,177   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Cranford   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Lethbridge   [Map]   74,685   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Magrath   [Map]   2,081   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
New Dayton   [Map]   ---   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]

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

Communities Also Named Stirling ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 9 communities that are also named Stirling - they are located in Georgia, Michigan (2), Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Nova Scotia and Ontario (2).

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

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 Stirling. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Stirling ...

Looking for more information about Stirling? 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.

Looking for more information about Stirling? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Stirling, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Stirling.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned 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) Stirling. 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.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alberta

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Stirling. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Stirling 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 Stirling - 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 Stirling.

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<4>The Canadian Postal Code consists of 6 characters, where the first three characters are the 'Forward Sortation Area (FSA)', with the last three characters being the 'Local Delivery Unit (LDU)'. The Canadian Postal Codes were created as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. So keep in mind that any given Postal Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Stirling). The boundaries of the Postal Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other Postal Codes. When looking for a Postal Code, whether Stirling or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the Canada Post / Postes Canada.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Stirling. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Stirling) 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 Stirling. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Stirling

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stirling. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.5044, Longitude: -112.5232     [Map].

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Stirling.


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