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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
"By Sea, Land, and Air We Prosper"
Location o Vancouver athin Metro Vancouver in Breetish Columbie, Canada
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
Province Breetish Columbie
RegionLawer Mainland
Regional DestrictMetro Vancouver
Named forGeorge Vancouver
 • MayorGregor Robertson (Veesion Vancouver)
 • City Council
 • MPs (Fed.)
 • MLAs (Prov.)
 • Ceety114.97 km2 (44.39 sq mi)
 • Metro
2878.52 km2 (1,111.40 sq mi)
0-152 m (0-501 ft)
 • Ceety603,502 (8t)
 • Density5249/km2 (13,590/sq mi)
 • Metro
2,313,328 (3rd)
 • Demonym
Time zoneUTC−8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)
Postal code span
V5K to V6Z
Area code(s)604, 778
NTS Map092G03
WebsiteCity of Vancouver

Vancouver (pronounced /væn.ˈkuːvər/ (deprecatit template)) 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 an economic benefits hae been creatit wi these sister ceeties.[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]

  1. "StatsCan 2011 Census for Vancouver CMA". 2011 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 9 Februar 2012.
  2. Davis, Chuck. "Coevorden". The History of Metropolitan Vancouver. Archived frae the original on 10 Juin 2011. Retrieved 1 December 2009.
  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. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 26 Julie 2011. Retrieved 1 December 2009. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  4. "About Vancouver". City of Vancouver. 17 November 2009. Retrieved 1 December 2009.
  5. "Vancouver Twinning Relationships" (PDF). City of Vancouver. Retrieved 5 December 2009.
  6. "Eight Cities/Six Ports: Yokohama's Sister Cities/Sister Ports". Yokohama Convention & Visitiors Bureau. Archived frae the original on 5 Mey 2009. Retrieved 5 December 2009. freemit airtin in |publisher= (help)