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Clockwise frae top: Downtown Vancouver as seen frae the soothren shore o False Creek, The University Endowment Lands, Lions Gate Bridge, a view frae Granville Street Bridge, Burrard Bridge, The Millennium Gate (Chinatown), an totem poles in Stanley Park

Nickname(s): See airticle
Motto: "By Sea, Land, and Air We Prosper"
Location o Vancouver athin Metro Vancouver in Breetish Columbie, Canada
Vancouver is located in British Columbia
Location o Vancouver in Breetish Columbie
Coordinates: 49°15′N 123°6′W / 49.250°N 123.100°W / 49.250; -123.100Coordinates: 49°15′N 123°6′W / 49.250°N 123.100°W / 49.250; -123.100
Kintra Canadae
Province  Breetish Columbie
Region Lawer Mainland
Regional Destrict Metro Vancouver
Incorporatit 1886
Named for George Vancouver
 • Mayor Gregor Robertson (Veesion Vancouver)
 • City Council
 • MPs (Fed.)
 • MLAs (Prov.)
 • Ceety 114.97 km2 (44.39 sq mi)
 • Metro 2,878.52 km2 (1,111.40 sq mi)
Elevation 0-152 m (0-501 ft)
Population (2011 Census)[1]
 • Ceety 603,502 (8t)
 • Density 5,249/km2 (13,590/sq mi)
 • Metro 2,313,328 (3rd)
 • Demonym Vancouverite
Time zone PST (UTC−8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC−7)
Postal code span V5K to V6Z
Area code(s) 604, 778
NTS Map 092G03
Website City of Vancouver

Vancouver (pronounced /væn.ˈkuːvər/) is a coastal ceety locatit in the Lawer Mainland o Breetish Columbie, Canadae. It is named for Breetish Caiptain George Vancouver, who explored the aurie in the 1790s. The name Vancouver itself originates frae the Dutch "van Coevorden", denotin somebody frae Coevorden, a ceety in the Netherlands.[2]

Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Ceety o Vancouver wis ane o the first ceeties in Canadae tae enter intae an internaitional sister ceeties arrangement.[3] Special arrangements for cultural, social and economic benefits have been created with these sister cities.[4][5]


There are 21 municipalities in the Greater Vancouver Regional Destrict (GVRD). While each o these haes a separate municipal govrenment, the GVRD owersees common services athin the metropolitan aurie such as water, sewage, transportation, an regional pairks.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

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  2. Davis, Chuck. "Coevorden". The History of Metropolitan Vancouver. Retrieved 2009-12-01. 
  3. Smith, Patrick J. and Kennedy Stewart (2003). "Beavers and Cats Revisited: Creatures and Tenants versus Municipal Charter(s) and Home Rule" (PDF). Queen's University, Institute of Intergovernmental Relations. Retrieved 2009-12-01. 
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  5. "Vancouver Twinning Relationships" (PDF). City of Vancouver. Retrieved 2009-12-05. 
  6. "Eight Cities/Six Ports: Yokohama's Sister Cities/Sister Ports". Yokohama Convention & Visitiors Bureau. Retrieved 2009-12-05.