Indus, Alberta

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Indus
Hamlet
Indus, Alberta is located in Alberta
Indus, Alberta
Location of Indus in Alberta
Coordinates: 50°54′57″N 113°46′48″W / 50.91583°N 113.78000°W / 50.91583; -113.78000Coordinates: 50°54′57″N 113°46′48″W / 50.91583°N 113.78000°W / 50.91583; -113.78000
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Census division No. 6
Municipal district Rocky View County
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 36
Time zone MST (UTC-7)

Indus is a hamlet in southern Alberta under the jurisdiction of Rocky View County.[2]

Indus is located approximately 6.1 km (3.8 mi) east of the City of Calgary's eastern limits and 24 km (15 mi) southeast of Downtown Calgary on Highway 791, 0.6 km (0.4 mi) north of Highway 22X.

Indus is home to a recreation complex that serves Rocky View County and the southeast communities in the Calgary region of which is made up of a mix which includes, but not limited to multi-generational Canadian farm families and acreage owners.

Indus's community hockey program is young, having been founded in the early 1970s, but in a relatively short time has developed a strong program that has seen many of its participating athletes move to advanced levels including junior hockey, Canadian University & USA College (NCAA), as well as professional hockey.

The name 'Indus' was suggested in 1914 to the Canadian Pacific Railway by Dr. J.M. Fulton, was the shortened version of “industry”. When the rail line reached this area, Dr. Fulton envisioned industrial growth for the region.

Indus is also a Sanskrit word for “constellation of the stars”. There appears to be no direct connection to the Sanskrit word.

Demographics[edit]

Rocky View County's 2013 municipal census counted a population of 36 in Indus, a -23.4% change from its 2006 municipal census population of 47.[1]

Education[edit]

Indus School provides education to students in kindergarten through grade 9.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "County Census Identifies Divisional Population Changes". Rocky View County. September 23, 2013. Retrieved September 23, 2013. 
  2. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs (2010-04-01). "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities". Retrieved 2010-06-06. 
  3. ^ "Indus School". Rocky View Schools. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 

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