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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]

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
Banner o Vancouver
Nickname(s): See airticle
Motto(s): "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 locatit 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)
 • Simmer (DST) PDT (UTC−7)
Postal code span V5K to V6Z
Aurie code(s) 604, 778
NTS Map 092G03
Wabsteid City of Vancouver

Sister ceetiesEedit

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.


  1. "StatsCan 2011 Census for Vancouver CMA". 2011 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 9 February 2012. 
  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. 
  4. "About Vancouver". City of Vancouver. 17 November 2009. Retrieved 1 December 2009. 
  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.  Freemit airtin in |publisher= (help)