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Kamloops, British Columbia (City)

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Kamloops is a city in south central British Columbia, Canada at the confluence of the two branches of the Thompson river and near Kamloops lake. Kamloops is also the Tournament Capital of Canada. It is ranked 37th on the list of the 100 largest metropolitan areas in Canada.
Kamloops is situated in the Thompson Valley and the Mountain Cordillera Ecozone. The central core of the city is located in the valley near the confluence of the North and South branches of the Thompson river. Suburbs stretch for more than a dozen kilometres along both North and South branches, as well as to the steep hillsides along the south portion of the city. The city has area 297.57 square kilometer. The total population is of 89,900 square kilometers and population density is of 5.2 square kilometers.
In discovered history The Kamloops area was exclusively inhabited by the Secwepemc Shuswap nation part of the Interior Salish language group prior to the arrival of European settlers. The first European explorers arrived in 1811, and a fur trading post was established by David Stuart in 1812 for the Pacific Fur Company. This was bought out by the North West Company shortly after, and by 1821, the Hudson's Bay Company had control of the fur trade in Kamloops.
Major Kamloops-area industries include primary resource processing such as Weyerhauser Pulp and Sawmill, Tolko-Heffley Creek Plywood and Veneer, LaFarge Cement, Highland-Valley Copper Mine in Logan Lake and various other industries. Kamloops is also a transportation hub for the region being on the Trans-Canada Highway. It is the first major city after Vancouver on that highway. Kamloops is home to a smaller airport which is currently under pressure from constituents to be upgraded to a larger international type airport. It is also said the place of best geographical environment and can trace its origin back to prehistoric times.

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