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New Westminster,

city (1991 pop. 43,585), SW British Columbia, Canada, on the Fraser River, part of metropolitan VancouverVancouver,
city (1991 pop. 471,844), SW British Columbia, Canada, on Burrard Inlet of the Strait of Georgia, opposite Vancouver Island and just N of the Wash. border. It is the largest city on Canada's Pacific coast, the center of the third largest metropolitan area in Canada,
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. Founded in 1859 as Queensborough, it was the capital of British Columbia until VictoriaVictoria,
city (1991 pop. 71,228), capital of British Columbia, SW Canada, on Vancouver Island and Juan de Fuca Strait. It is the largest city on the island and its major port and business center.
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 was made capital after the union of British Columbia and Vancouver Island in 1866. New Westminster is a year-round port, with an excellent harbor that is the base of the Fraser River fishing fleet and a shipping point for grain, lumber, minerals, and canned goods. Among the city's industries are salmon, fruit, and vegetable canneries; distilleries and breweries; oil refineries; paper, lumber, and flour mills; and shipbuilding plants. The city is linked by bridge with Surrey, across the Fraser. Columbia and St. Louis colleges are in the city, as are Anglican and Roman Catholic cathedrals.

New Westminster


a city and port in Canada, located in the province of British Columbia. Population, 43,000 (1971). New Westminster is an industrial suburb of Vancouver. Its leading industries include timber-cutting, pulp and paper production, and canning of fish and fruit. The machine-building industry produces ships and mining equipment. The port’s leading exports include grain, sawn timber, coal, and nonferrous metals.

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