|City of Chilliwack|
|• Mayor||Sharon Gaetz|
|• Governing body||Chilliwack City Council|
|• City||261.50 km2 (100.97 sq mi)|
|Elevation||10 m (30 ft)|
|• Density||298.0/km2 (772/sq mi)|
|• Metro density||75.7/km2 (196/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC-7)|
|Postal code span||V2P to V2Z|
The population of Chilliwack was 77,936 in 2011. The mayor of Chilliwack is Sharon Gaetz.
The Stó:lō people lived in the area between 5,000 and 10,000 years ago. The population grew from 1857 to 1859 when gold was found in the Fraser Canyon. Over 40,000 gold miners had traveled to the goldfields and many of them traveled through the Chilliwack area. Chilliwack was incorporated as a town in 1873 and was the third municipality in British Columbia.
References[change | edit source]
- "Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census – Census agglomeration of Chilliwack, British Columbia". Statistics Canada. http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2011/as-sa/fogs-spg/Facts-cma-eng.cfm?Lang=Eng&TAB=1&GK=CMA&GC=930. Retrieved 2012-12-8.
- "City of Chilliwack - History of Chilliwack". City of Chilliwack. http://www.gov.chilliwack.bc.ca/main/page.cfm?id=167. Retrieved 2012-12-8.