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Overview of Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

The city of Windsor, Ontario, is the southernmost city of Canada, and has a total population of 208,402 (2001). Windsor is arguably the automotive capital of Canada, and is the fourth most ethnically diverse city in Canada. The city is home to the University of Windsor and St. Clair College, and is known for being politically leftist, with both of its current national members of parliament being representatives of the New Democratic Party.

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  • Population: 109,000
  • Population Density: 282.0 /km²
  • Area: 364 km²
  • Latitude: 49°12?N
  • Longitude: 123°01?W
  • Weather: See forecast
  • Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
  • Language: English
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History of Kelowna, British Columbia

Kelowna was incorporated in May 1905 when the population consisted of 600 people and farming was the economic mainstay of the region.

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Kelowna's Demographics

In the five years between 1996 and 2001, the population of Kelowna grew by 8.2 %, compared with an increase of 4.9 % for British Columbia as a whole. Population density of Kelowna averaged 50.9 people per square kilometre, compared with an average of 4.2, for British Columbia altogether.

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Kelowna's Climate

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Education in Kelowna, British Columbia

Kelowna is home to quite a few elementary, middle and secondary schools as well as numerous private schools. UBC Okanagan is also in Kelowna as well as Okanagan College and Sprott-Shaw Community College.

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Transportation around Kelowna, British Columbia

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Tourism and Attractions of Kelowna

Any day of the year is the right time to visit. Swim and stroll the beaches around Kelowna, catch the famous Regatta or tour the orchards. If you go to Kelowna around harvest time you can pick the freshest, juiciest fruit. For golfers, Kelowna offers one of the longest and driest seasons in Canada.

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Surrounding Communities

  • Kelowna
  • Duck Lake
  • Winfield
  • Wilson Landing
  • Okanagan Centre
  • Tsinstikeptum
  • Westbank
  • McCulloch
  • Rutland
  • Westland
  • Braeloch
  • Myra
  • East Kelowna
  • Glenmore
  • Ellison
  • Okanagan Centre
  • Caesars
  • Nahun
  • Oyama
  • Postill

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Geography of Kelowna, British Columbia

First settled by missionaries in 1859, Kelowna was officially incorporated in 1905. Neighbouring towns include Westbank to the west across the lake, Lake Country and then Vernon to the north, Peachland to the southwest and further to the south, Summerland and Penticton.

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Kelowna's Government

The City of Kelowna is governed by an elected Council comprised of a Mayor and eight Councillors. Councillors are elected for three-year terms and each member of council represents the city at large (there is no ward system).

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Kelowna's Economy and Industry

Kelowna has become the main marketing and distribution centre of the Okanagan Valley, with a flourishing tree fruit industry and a growing light industrial sector. Best known for forestry and the manufacture of boats, plastics, fibreglass, body armour and oil field equipment, Kelowna also has a growing high technology sector that includes aerospace development and service.

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Kelowna's Culture and Significant Events

ear-round, you can take in celebrations and festivals. Kelowna is at the heart of wine region and boasts amazing Wine Festivals featuring internationally recognized wines. With museums, art galleries, unique shops and wonderful restaurants, you'll want to visit Kelowna, BC.

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Sports in Kelowna, British Columbia

From hiking, biking and boating to skiing, boarding and snowmobiling, every season in Kelowna holds recreational promise. Kelowna is also home to then Kelowna Rockets - Western West Coast Collegiate Hockey League, Okanagan Sun - Canadian Junior Football League, Kelowna Falcons - West Coast Collegiate Baseball League and the Kelowna Wilderness - Outdoor Basketball Association.

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Media of Kelowna

Kelowna's main daily newspaper is the Kelowna Daily Courier. The Kelowna Capital News, a free community newspaper, is published three times weekly (Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday). Kelowna is also home to various AM and FM radio stations.

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