Chilliwack

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City of Chilliwack
Chilliwack is located in British Columbia
City of Chilliwack
Where Chilliwack is located in British Columbia
Coordinates: 49°09′27.8″N 121°57′03.3″W / 49.157722°N 121.950917°W / 49.157722; -121.950917Coordinates: 49°09′27.8″N 121°57′03.3″W / 49.157722°N 121.950917°W / 49.157722; -121.950917
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Region Fraser Valley
Founded 1873
Incorporated 1980
Government
 • Mayor Sharon Gaetz
 • Governing body Chilliwack City Council
Area
 • City 261.50 km2 (100.97 sq mi)
Elevation 10 m (30 ft)
Population (2011)
 • City 77,936
 • Density 298.0/km2 (772/sq mi)
 • Metro 92,308
 • Metro density 75.7/km2 (196/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Postal code span V2P to V2Z
Area code(s) 604

Chilliwack is a city in the Canadian province of British Columbia.

The population of Chilliwack was 77,936 in 2011.[1] 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.[2]

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