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Coquitlam, British Columbia

Coquitlam is a mid-sized town in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, Canada, bordering the cities of Burnaby and New Westminster. The city has a total population of 113,498.

Geography

Coquitlam is a suburb of Vancouver, British Columbia located at 49 North, 122 West (49.0, -122.0).

History

European settlement of the Coquitlam area began in the 1860s, when some miners returning from the Fraser Canyon and Cariboo Gold Rushes turned their hand to farming. Coquitlam was incorporated in 1892. The city has had rapid population growth since the 1960s and 1970s.

Today, Coquitlam is mainly a suburban city, and has a large and affluent multicultural community in a region known as Westwood Plateau.