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Richmond, British Columbia (City)

Canada is a country in the northern half of North America. Richmond is an incorporated city on the Pacific coast of the Canadian province of British Columbia. Richmond forms part of GVRD, the Greater Vancouver Regional District. Its neighboring municipalities include Vancouver and Burnaby to the north, New Westminster to the east, and Delta to the south, with Georgia Strait on the west. It covers an area of 129.666 square kilometers with a population density of 1403.16 per square kilometers. Its population in the year 2005 was 81,942.

The city was named after a local Richmond Farm established by Hugh McRoberts. The wife of the first reeve of Richmond, England later claimed that the city was named in honour of her birthplace. However, modern historians proved this claim to be false, since the Boyds immigrated to Richmond in 1863, but there had already been a pamphlet called A Visit to Richmond made in British Columbia in September 1862. The city comprises most of the islands in the Fraser River delta, the largest and most populated island being Lulu Island. The next largest island, Sea Island, is home to the YVR, Vancouver International Airport. In addition to Lulu and Sea Islands, 13 smaller islands make up the city's 129.66 square kilometers land area.
Richmond is connected by a system of bridges and tunnels to Vancouver and Delta, and through the New Westminster suburb of Queensborough to the mainland portion of New Westminster. Richmond is also known as the town of best geographical environment and has traced its origins back to prehistoric times. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and can also enjoy its natural beauty concealed by the beautiful landscapes.

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