Prince George, British Columbia

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City of Prince George
A view of Prince George from University hill
Coordinates: 53°55′01″N 122°44′58″W / 53.91694°N 122.74944°W / 53.91694; -122.74944Coordinates: 53°55′01″N 122°44′58″W / 53.91694°N 122.74944°W / 53.91694; -122.74944
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Regional District Fraser-Fort George
Founded 1807
Government
 • Mayor Lyn Hall
 • Governing body Prince George City Council
 • MPs Dick Harris
Bob Zimmer
 • MLAs Shirley Bond
Mike Morris
Area
 • City 318.26 km2 (122.88 sq mi)
 • Metro 17,686.50 km2 (6,828.80 sq mi)
Elevation 575 m (1,886 ft)
Population (2011)
 • City 71,974
 • Density 226.1/km2 (586/sq mi)
 • Metro 84,232
 • Metro density 4.8/km2 (12/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Postal code span V2K to V2N
Area code(s) 250, 778
Website City 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]


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