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10 Interesting Facts About Courtenay, British Columbia

Facts About Courtenay

  • Courtenay is a city on the east coast of Vancouver Island, in the Canadian province of British Columbia.
  • Courtenay is the largest community and only city in the area commonly known as the Comox Valley, and the seat of the Comox Valley Regional District, which replaced the Comox-Strathcona Regional District.
  • Courtenay has a total land area of 26.68 km2 (10.30 sq mi)
  • There is one newspaper in the city, the Comox Valley Record. There are two radio stations, CKLR-FM and CFCP-FM.
  • On 14 June 1946, a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck just west of Courtenay, with the epicentre located at Forbidden Plateau, This was the largest earthquake to hit Vancouver Island and the largest onshore earthquake in Canada on record.
  • The city is located on the British Columbia Coast and sits on the Strait of Georgia.
  • The Estimated Population of Courtenay is 25,599.
  • The City of Courtenay is governed by a mayor and a six-member council.
  • Courtenay is only 13 m above sea level.
  • Courtenay was Incorporated as a city in 1969.
Facts About Courtenay
Facts About Courtenay

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