Port Coquitlam

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City of Port Coquitlam
Where Port Coquitlam is located in Metro Vancouver
Coordinates: 49°15′45″N 122°46′52″W / 49.2625°N 122.78111°W / 49.2625; -122.78111Coordinates: 49°15′45″N 122°46′52″W / 49.2625°N 122.78111°W / 49.2625; -122.78111
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Incorporated 1913
Government
 • Type Town
 • Mayor Greg Moore
 • Governing Body Port Coquitlam City Council
 • Councillors Mike Forrest
Darrell Penner
Glenn Pollock
Dean Washington
Brad West
Michael Wright
 • MP James Moore (Conservative)
 • MLA Mike Farnworth (New Democrat)
Area
 • Total 29.17 km2 (11.26 sq mi)
Elevation 30 m (100 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 56,342
 • Density 1,931.3/km2 (5,002/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Area code(s) 604 and 778

Port Coquitlam is a city in the Canadian province of British Columbia. The population of Port Coquitlam was 56,342 in 2011.[1] The mayor of Port Coquitlam is Greg Moore. The first European settlement in Port Coquitlam was established in 1859 although the Coast Salish people lived in and around the area first.[2] The city is also nicknamed "PoCo" for short. In 2008, the city was ranked #85 for its murder rate which is for Canadian cities with a population over 50,000.[3]


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