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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 elevation 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) & (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 (with a count of 935 people).

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

Communities near Castor ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance as if you drove.<4>.

Community   2006
Population
DirDistance
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 for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Castor. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.

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

Websites for Castor ...

Official Website: www.castor.ca/

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 can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Castor, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Castor.

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The official website for Castor: www.castor.ca/

The official website for Province of Alberta: https://www.alberta.ca/

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).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Castor. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Castor

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

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