Port Coquitlam

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City of Port Coquitlam
Where Port Coquitlam is located in Metro Vancouver
Where Port Coquitlam is located in Metro Vancouver
Coordinates: Coordinates: 49°15′45″N 122°46′52″W / 49.26250°N 122.78111°W / 49.26250; -122.78111
CountryCanada
ProvinceBritish Columbia
Incorporated1913
Government
 • TypeTown
 • MayorGreg Moore
 • Governing BodyPort Coquitlam City Council
 • CouncillorsMike Forrest
Darrell Penner
Glenn Pollock
Dean Washington
Brad West
Michael Wright
 • MPJames Moore (Conservative)
 • MLAMike Farnworth (New Democrat)
Area
 • Total29.17 km2 (11.26 sq mi)
Elevation
30 m (100 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total56,342
 • Density1,931.3/km2 (5,002/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
Area code(s)604 and 778
WebsiteCity 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.[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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  1. "Port Coquitlam - Stats and Facts". Port Coquitlam.ca. Retrieved 2012-12-8. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. "Port Coquitlam - History". Port Coquitlam.ca. Retrieved 2012-12-8. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. "Canada's most dangerous cities: Homicide". Maclean's. Retrieved 2012-12-8. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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