Carmangay

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Carmangay
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
RegionSouthern Alberta
Census division5
Municipal districtVulcan County
Incorporated[1] 
 • VillageJanuary 20, 1910
 •  TownMarch 17, 1911
 • VillageMarch 4, 1936
Government
 • MayorStacy Hovde
 • Governing bodyCarmangay Village Council
Area
 (2016)[2]
 • Land1.86 km2 (0.72 sq mi)
Elevation
935 m (3,068 ft)
Population
 (2016)[2]
 • Total242
 • Density129.8/km2 (336/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
HighwayHighway 23
WaterwayLittle Bow River

Carmangay (/ˈkɑːrmənɡ/ KAR-mən-gay)[3] 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.[4]

Carmangay is the site of the Carmangay Tipi Rings – archeological tipi ring site. This article previously mentioned that the site documented the existence of Clovis people as far back as 11,000 years in this area.[5] This is not accurate. The site documents the remains of tipi rings and other items of archaeological significance. The site suggests a prehistoric or possibly historic time period, and may be affiliated with the Avonlea Phase (citation needed).

Demographics[edit]

The population of the Village Carmangay of according to its 2017 municipal census is 250,[6] a change of −4.6% from its 2013 municipal census population of 262.[7]

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Carmangay recorded a population of 242 living in 121 of its 135 total private dwellings, a −34.1% change from its 2011 population of 367. With a land area of 1.86 km2 (0.72 sq mi), it had a population density of 130.1/km2 (337.0/sq mi) in 2016.[2]

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.[8]

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.[9]

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 were constructed at the site, with over 300 workers on the project. The Blackspring Ridge project was completed in May 2014.[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Location and History Profile: Village of Carmangay" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. October 14, 2016. p. 127. Retrieved October 17, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 8, 2017.
  3. ^ The Canadian Press (2017), The Canadian Press Stylebook (18th ed.), Toronto: The Canadian Press
  4. ^ Carmangay and District History Book Committee (1968). Bridging the Years : Carmangay and district. Lethbridge, Alberta: Southern Printing Company Limited. p. 4.
  5. ^ University of Calgary. "Archeology Timeline of Alberta". Retrieved 2007-05-10.
  6. ^ "2017 Municipal Affairs Population List" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. ISBN 978-1-4601-3652-2. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  7. ^ "2016 Municipal Affairs Population List" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. ISBN 978-1-4601-3127-5. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  8. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2012. Retrieved February 8, 2012.
  9. ^ "19 railway cars jump tracks near Vulcan". Calgary Herald. February 8, 2011. Archived from the original on February 11, 2011. Retrieved February 8, 2011.
  10. ^ "Blackspring Ridge". Retrieved 2017-04-22.