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Port Coquitlam, British Columbia (City)

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Port Coquitlam is a city in British Columbia. It is located 27 kilometers to the east of Vancouver. Coquitlam borders it on the north, the Coquitlam River borders it on the west and the cities of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows lie across the Pitt River. Port Coquitlam is almost entirely bisected by a Canadian pacific railway yard with two underpass crossings. The total area is 28.79 square kilometers and population was 57,563 according to 2005 census. Port Coquitlam was first incorporated as a municipality on March 7, 1913. It was originally mostly farm land however due to expansion of Vancouver, it has now become mostly suburban housing, especially on its northern and southwestern sides.
The port has become a centre of industry, education, administration and culture. Recently the city has undergone major improvements. The economy has diversified with a variety of industrial and commercial developments, including metal fabrication, high technology industries and transportation. It provides a number of bus routes throughout the city. Because of its primarily suburban nature, the port relies heavily on its vehicular roads to move people and goods. It became a popular destination for tourism. One can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace and so it enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers.

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