Chilliwack

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City of Chilliwack
CountryCanada
ProvinceBritish Columbia
RegionFraser Valley
Founded1873
Incorporated1980
Government
 • MayorKen Popove
 • Governing bodyChilliwack City Council
Area
 • City261.50 km2 (100.97 sq mi)
Elevation
10 m (30 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • City77,936
 • Density298.0/km2 (772/sq mi)
 • Metro
92,308
 • Metro density75.7/km2 (196/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
Postal code span
V2P to V2Z
Area code(s)604
WebsiteCity of Chilliwack Website

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 Ken Popove[2].

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.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census – Census agglomeration of Chilliwack, British Columbia". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-12-8. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. https://www.chilliwack.com/main/page.cfm?id=2082
  3. "City of Chilliwack - History of Chilliwack". City of Chilliwack. Retrieved 2012-12-8. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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