Burnaby is the third largest city in British Columbia, after Vancouver and Surrey. The city lies to the east of Vancouver. It was incorporated in 1892 and became a city in 1992. Burnaby is the seat of regional government of Metro Vancouver and it comprises waterways and parklands such as Robert Burnaby Park, Central Park, Burnaby Mountain, Kensington Park, Deer Lake, Squint Lake, Still Creek and so forth.
The city of Burnaby has a population of 232,755, making it the 22nd most populated city in Canada. Burnaby has a total land area of 98.60 square kilometers. This means the population density of the city is 2,568.7 per square kilometers. The city has several parklands and waterways such as Robert Burnaby Park, Burnaby Mountain, Central Park, Squint Lake, Burnaby Lake, Deer Lake, Still Lake, Kensington Park, and the Brunette River. The total visible minority population in Burnaby is 63.6%, aboriginal population constitutes 1.8%, while European Canadians constitute 34.6%.
Christianity is the predominant religion in the city (42.9%). However, other minor religions include Buddhism, Sikhism, Hinduism and so forth, but 41.6% of the residents have no religious affiliation.
Burnaby has several heavy industries such as Chevron Corporation and Petro-Canada petroleum refineries. It also has major technology firms such as Ballard Power Systems, Electronic Arts, Telus, and Creo. Some of the cultural assets in the city include the Burnaby Village Museum, Shabolt Center for the Arts, the Burnaby Art Gallery and so forth.
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