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Coquitlam, British Columbia (City)

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Coquitlam is a mid sized city in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, Canada. It has population of 113,498 in the year 2005 and is one of the 21 municipalities comprising the greater Vancouver regional district. Coquitlam is mainly a suburban city, with a large and affluent multicultural community in a region known as Westwood plateau. The total area of the city was 152.5 square kilometers and its population density was 755 per square kilometers.
Coquitlam is situated some 10 to 15 kilometers from east of Vancouver, British Columbia within the greater Vancouver regional district where the Coquitlam River connects with the Fraser River and extends northeast along the Pitt River towards the Coquitlam and Pitt lakes. The name Coquitlam means a little red fish, which is similar to sockeye salmon. Simon Fraser came through the region in 1808, and in the 1860s Europeans gradually started settling the area.
Coquitlam began as a place in between since the area was opened up with the construction of North road in the mid 1800s. While the purpose of the road was to provide royal engineers in new Westminster access to the year round port facilities in Port Moody, the effect was to provide access to the vast area between and to the east.
Coquitlam is served by school district 43 Coquitlam. There are many high schools and several middle schools in Coquitlam, which include Maillard Middle school and Montgomery middle school. Coquitlam, with a land area of about 150 square kilometers, is the largest municipality in the Tri-Cities region. Coquitlam is served by the greater Vancouver transportation authority, which is responsible for both public transit and major roads. Geographically, Coquitlam has two large parcels of land, with a smaller central area between them.
Coquitlam 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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