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Carstairs is a town in central Alberta, Canada. It is located on Highway 2A, 241km south of the provincial capital, Edmonton, and 48km north of Calgary, the nearest major city. The closest neighbouring communities are the towns of Didsbury and Crossfield. Carstairs is located entirely within the rural Mountain View County.Named after Carstairs, Scotland, Carstairs began life as a loading platform on the railway connecting Calgary to Edmonton. The first post office opened in 1900. The first school district was established in 1901.DemographicsIn the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Carstairs recorded a population of 4,077 living in 1,544 of its 1,590 total private dwellings, a change of from its 2011 population of 3,442. With a land area of 11.92km2, it had a population density of in 2016.In the 2011 Census, the Town of Carstairs had a population of 3,442 living in 1,311 of its 1,397 total dwellings, a change of 27.5% from its 2006 adjusted population of 2,699. With a land area of 11.53km2, it had a population density of in 2011.TransportationFirst Student Canada provides commuter bus service to Calgary from Didsbury and Carstairs. The service loads commuters at the Carstairs Curling Club.
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