Carmangay

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Carmangay
Village
Village of Carmangay
Carmangay is located in Alberta
Carmangay
Carmangay
Location of Carmangay in Alberta
Coordinates: 50°07′54.1″N 113°06′49.3″W / 50.131694°N 113.113694°W / 50.131694; -113.113694Coordinates: 50°07′54.1″N 113°06′49.3″W / 50.131694°N 113.113694°W / 50.131694; -113.113694
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Southern Alberta
Census division 5
Municipal district Vulcan County
Government
 • Mayor Kym Nichols
 • Governing body Carmangay Village Council
Area (2011)[1]
 • Total 1.86 km2 (0.72 sq mi)
Elevation 935 m (3,068 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 367
 • Density 197.1/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Highway Highway 23
Waterway Little Bow River

Carmangay is a village in southern Alberta, Canada. It is located 62 kilometres (39 mi) north of Lethbridge and 150 kilometres (93 mi) south of Calgary, along the Canadian Pacific Railway, east of Highway 23. It takes its name from C.W. Carman, who bought 1,500 acres (6.1 km2) at $3.50 per acre to grow wheat in 1904, and his wife, Gertrude Gay.[2]

Carmangay is the site of the Carmangay Tipi Rings – archeological tipi ring site, documenting the existence of Clovis people as far back as 11,000 years in this area.[3]

Demographics[edit]

The Village of Carmangay's 2013 municipal census counted a population of 262,[4] a −4% change from its 2010 municipal census population of 273.[5]

In the 2011 Census, the Village of Carmangay had a population of 367 living in 120 of its 143 total dwellings, a 9.2% change from its 2006 population of 336. With a land area of 1.86 km2 (0.72 sq mi), it had a population density of 197.3/km2 (511.0/sq mi) in 2011.[1]

In the 2006 Census, Carmangay had a population of 336 living in 128 dwellings, a 31.8% increase from 2001. The village has a land area of 1.86 km2 (0.72 sq mi) and a population density of 180.5 inhabitants per square kilometer.[6]

2011 rail accident[edit]

On February 8, 2011 at about 8 am local time, a Canadian Pacific freight train partly derailed, with 19 cars jumping the tracks.[7]

Wind farm[edit]

In 2013, Enbridge and EDF began construction on a 300 MW wind farm east of the Village of Carmangay. 166 wind turbines are being constructed at the site. Currently, over 300 workers are on the project. Expected completion date is Spring of 2014.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  2. ^ Carmangay and District History Book Committee (1968). Bridging the Years : Carmangay and district. Lethbridge, Alberta: Southern Printing Company Limited. p. 4. 
  3. ^ University of Calgary. "Archeology Timeline of Alberta". Retrieved 2007-05-10. 
  4. ^ "2013 Municipal Affairs Population List" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. November 20, 2013. ISBN 978-1-4601-1418-6. Retrieved December 5, 2013. 
  5. ^ "2011 Municipal Affairs Population List" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. October 5, 2011. ISBN 978-0-7785-9738-4. Retrieved December 5, 2013. 
  6. ^ Statistics Canada (Census 2006). "Carmangay - Community Profile". Retrieved 2007-06-08. 
  7. ^ "19 railway cars jump tracks near Vulcan". Calgary Herald. February 8, 2011. Retrieved February 8, 2011.