|City of Port Coquitlam|
Where Port Coquitlam is located in Metro Vancouver
|• Mayor||Greg Moore|
|• Governing Body||Port Coquitlam City Council|
|• Councillors||Mike Forrest
|• MP||James Moore (Conservative)|
|• MLA||Mike Farnworth (New Democrat)|
|• Total||29.17 km2 (11.26 sq mi)|
|Elevation||30 m (100 ft)|
|• 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|
|Website||City of Port Coquitlam Website|
Port Coquitlam is a city in the Canadian province of British Columbia. The population of Port Coquitlam was 56,342 in 2011. 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. 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.
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- "Port Coquitlam - Stats and Facts". Port Coquitlam.ca. http://www.portcoquitlam.ca/Discover_Port_Coquitlam/About_Port_Coquitlam/Stats_and_Facts.htm. Retrieved 2012-12-8.
- "Port Coquitlam - History". Port Coquitlam.ca. http://www.portcoquitlam.ca/Discover_Port_Coquitlam/About_Port_Coquitlam/Heritage/History.htm. Retrieved 2012-12-8.
- "Canada’s most dangerous cities: Homicide". Maclean's. http://www2.macleans.ca/2010/10/14/homicide/. Retrieved 2012-12-8.