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Castor is a town in Alberta, Canada. It is located at the intersection of Highway 12 and Highway 861, approximately 143km east of the City of Red Deer. It has an elevation 816m.Castor is French (Latin) for beaver. The town is known for its duck and geese migration in the fall since its territory includes many stopping points well frequented by migrating waterfowl.HistoryCastor was incorporated on July 13, 1910.DemographicsIn the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Castor recorded a population of 929 living in 419 of its 448 total private dwellings, a change from its 2011 population of 932. With a land area of 2.63km2, it had a population density of in 2016.In the 2011 Census, the Town of Castor had a population of 932 living in 417 of its 456 total dwellings, a 0.1% change from its 2006 population of 931. With a land area of 2.72km2, it had a population density of in 2011.EconomyThe town's main industries are agriculture, mining and oil and gas services.InfrastructureCastor is home to the Our Lady of the Rosary Hospital.
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