Prince George, British Columbia

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City of Prince George
A view of Prince George from University hill
A view of Prince George from University hill
Coordinates: Coordinates: 53°55′01″N 122°44′58″W / 53.91694°N 122.74944°W / 53.91694; -122.74944
CountryCanada
ProvinceBritish Columbia
Regional DistrictFraser-Fort George
Founded1807
Government
 • MayorLyn Hall
 • Governing bodyPrince George City Council
 • MPsDick Harris
Bob Zimmer
 • MLAsShirley Bond
Mike Morris
Area
 • City318.26 km2 (122.88 sq mi)
 • Metro
17,686.50 km2 (6,828.80 sq mi)
Elevation
575 m (1,886 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • City71,974
 • Density226.1/km2 (586/sq mi)
 • Metro
84,232
 • Metro density4.8/km2 (12/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
Postal code span
V2K to V2N
Area code(s)250, 778
WebsiteCity of Prince George Website

Prince George is a city in the Canadian province of British Columbia.

The population of Prince George was 71,974 in 2011.[1] The mayor of Prince George is Lyn Hall. It is nicknamed the "BC's Northern Capital" because it is the largest city in northern British Columbia. It is named after King George V and Prince George, Duke of Kent.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Focus on Geography Series, 2011 Census – Census agglomeration of Prince George, British Columbia". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2032-1-8. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. "Our City!". princegeorge.ca. Retrieved 2013-1-8. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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