Coquitlam

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City of Coquitlam
The skyline of Coquitlam
Where Coquitlam is located in Metro Vancouver
Coordinates: 49°17′02″N 122°47′31″W / 49.28389°N 122.79194°W / 49.28389; -122.79194Coordinates: 49°17′02″N 122°47′31″W / 49.28389°N 122.79194°W / 49.28389; -122.79194
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Incorporated 1908
Government
 • Mayor Richard Stewart
 • City Council Brent Asmundson
Craig Hodge
Neal Nicholson
Terry O'Neill
Mae Reid
Linda Reimer
Selina Robinson
Lou Sekora
 • MP Fin Donnelly (NDP)
James Moore (Conservative Party)
 • MLA Iain Black (BC Lib)
Diane Thorne (NDP)
Douglas Horne (BC Lib)
Area
 • Total 122.30 km2 (47.22 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 126,456
 • Density 1,034.0/km2 (2,678/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
Area code(s) +1-604 and +1-778

Coquitlam is a city in the Canadian province of British Columbia. The population of Coquitlam was 126,456 in 2011.[1] The mayor of Coquitlam is Richard Stewart.

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.[2]

The city of Coquitlam was named a Cultural Capital of Canada in 2009 by the Department of Canadian Heritage.[3]

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