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Prince George,city (1991 pop. 69,653), central British Columbia, Canada, at the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako rivers. It is a railroad division point and a distribution center for a lumber region. There are sawmills, pulp mills, chemical plants, and an oil refinery. In 1807, Simon Fraser of the North West Company established on the site the fur-trading post of Fort George, which was taken over (1821) by the Hudson's Bay Company. Settlement began c.1910 with the building of a railroad via Fort George to Prince Rupert, and in 1915 the city was incorporated and the name was changed.
a city in western Canada, in the province of British Columbia. Population, 33,100 (1971). Prince George is the trading and transportation center for the mining and timber regions of the northern and central parts of the province. A railroad and highway junction, it is one of Canada’s most important wood-processing centers, with paper mills, saw mills, and a plywood industry.