|Village of Coutts|
The Gateway to Alberta
|Planning region||South Saskatchewan|
|• Village||January 1, 1960|
|• Mayor||Jim Willett|
|• Governing body||Coutts Village Council|
|• Land||1.18 km2 (0.46 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,070 m (3,510 ft)|
|• Density||190.4/km2 (493/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC−7 (MST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−6 (MDT)|
|Area code||403 / 587|
|Highways|| Hwy 4|
Coutts (// KOOTS) is a village in southern Alberta, Canada that is a port of entry into the U.S. state of Montana. It is one of the busiest ports of entry on the Canada–United States border in western Canada. It connects Highway 4 to Interstate 15, an important trade route (CANAMEX Corridor) between Alberta, American states along I-15, and Mexico.
The community has the name of William Burdett-Coutts, a railroad official.
In February 2022, four men were arrested on allegations that they conspired to kill Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers. The arrests occurred during the Canada convoy protest in Coutts. According to police, the plot was part of a wider plan to alter "Canada's political, justice and medical systems." In December 2022, Coutts was described by CTV News as a "village divided" as residents identified as supporting or opposing the protest earlier that year.
In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Coutts had a population of 224 living in 112 of its 152 total private dwellings, a change of -8.6% from its 2016 population of 245. With a land area of 1.18 km2 (0.46 sq mi), it had a population density of 189.8/km2 (491.7/sq mi) in 2021.
In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Coutts recorded a population of 245 living in 122 of its 159 total private dwellings, a change of -11.6% from its 2011 population of 277. With a land area of 1.24 km2 (0.48 sq mi), it had a population density of 197.6/km2 (511.7/sq mi) in 2016.
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- Coutts-Sweetgrass border facility
- Martin, Kevin (30 Nov 2022). "Some Coutts protesters wanted to alter Canada's political system, court documents say". calgaryherald. Retrieved 2022-12-02.
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