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Chilliwack, British Columbia (City)

Canada is a country in the northern half of North America. It is the 2nd largest country in the world in area, after Russia, and has the longest coastline of any country in the world, being next to the Pacific, Arctic, and Atlantic Oceans. Canada has the highest mountain range in the whole world. Around 30 million people live in Canada's ten provinces and three territories. Ottawa is the capital of Canada. 
Chilliwack is a Canadian city in the province of British Columbia. It is a predominently agricultural community with an estimated population of 70,000 people. The city is surrounded by mountains and has many parks nearby such as Cultus Lake and Chilliwack Lake provincial parks. There are many recreational opportunities in the area, including hiking, biking, camping, fishing, and golf. Chilliwack is the seat of the Fraser valley regional district.
The population of the city was 76,236 in the year 2006 with an area of 257,96 square kilometers. And its population density was 251,6 per square kilometers. Chilliwack is located in the upper Fraser Valley, 100 kilometers east of Vancouver on the Trans Canada highway. Chilliwack's primary industries are agriculture, manufacturing, and tourism. The city is particularly famous for its fishing, golf, hiking and year round whitewater rafting.
Between 5,000 and 10,000 years ago the Stolo arrived in the Chilliwack area. At the time of their first contact with Europeans it is estimated that there were as many as 30,000 people living within Stolo territory. The Township of Chilliwack was incorporated in 1873, the third municipality in British Columbia. Initial settlement was along the Fraser River at Chilliwack Landing.
Chilliwack's mild climate with limited extremes provides excellent growing conditions for a wide variety of crops and agricultural products. The average temperature is 1.6 degrees Celsius in January and 18 degrees Celsius in July. Precipitation falls mostly as rain, with snow limited, for the most part, to the surrounding mountains. Recently stream has built a call-center in Chilliwack that employs 1500 people and Soprema has built a factory that builds roofing materials.
Chilliwack can also be considered as the preeminent, historical and potential tourism destination that enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers to become one of the most visited places.

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