Indus, Alberta

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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 divisionNo. 6
Municipal districtRocky View County
 • Total36
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)

Indus is a hamlet in southern Alberta, Canada, 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 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.


As a designated place in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Indus recorded a population of 62 living in 24 of its 24 total private dwellings, a change of 37.8% from its 2011 population of 45. With a land area of 1.09 km2 (0.42 sq mi), it had a population density of 56.9/km2 (147.3/sq mi) in 2016.[3]

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]


Indus School provides education to students in kindergarten through grade 9.[4]

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  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" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-02-29. Retrieved 2010-06-06.
  3. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and designated places, 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 13, 2017.
  4. ^ "Indus School". Rocky View Schools. Retrieved 10 June 2012.