city in British Columbia, Canada
Coquitlam is a large city in the Canadian province of British Columbia. It is part of the Metro Vancouver area. As of 2016, 139,284 people lived there. In 2011, the population was 126,804. Between 2011 and 2016 the population grew by 9.8%. The mayor of Coquitlam is Richard Stewart.
City of Coquitlam
|Coordinates: Coordinates: 49°17′02″N 122°47′31″W / 49.28389°N 122.79194°W|
|• Mayor||Richard Stewart|
|• City Council||Brent Asmundson|
|• MP||Fin Donnelly (NDP)|
James Moore (Conservative Party)
|• MLA||Iain Black (BC Lib)|
Diane Thorne (NDP)
Douglas Horne (BC Lib)
|• Total||122.30 km2 (47.22 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,034.0/km2 (2,678/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-8 (PST)|
|Area code(s)||+1-604 and +1-778|
|Website||City of Coquitlam Website|
The Coast Salish people occupied the territory for at least 9,000 years before Simon Fraser came through the region in 1808. Europeans settled in Coquitlam during 1859.
The city of Coquitlam was named a Cultural Capital of Canada in 2009 by the Department of Canadian Heritage.
- ↑ Canada, Government of Canada, Statistics. "Census Profile, 2016 Census - Coquitlam, City [Census subdivision], British Columbia and Greater Vancouver, Regional district [Census division], British Columbia". www12.statcan.gc.ca. Retrieved 2018-03-26.
- ↑ "Coquitlam - Heritage & History". Coquitlam.ca. Archived from the original on 2012-05-04. Retrieved 2012-12-08.
- ↑ "2009 Cultural Capitals of Canada". Canadian Heritage. Retrieved 2012-12-08.