Richmond is located in the province of British Columbia. As of 2016, the city has a population of 198,309, making it the 25th most populated city in Canada. Moreover, the city has a total land area of 129.27 square kilometers and therefore a population density of 1,534.1 per square kilometer.
The city’s economy includes various services and industries such as light manufacturing, retailing, services, agriculture, fishing, government, airport services and aviation, and so forth. Richmond is a leading center for high tech companies in the region, such companies include Sierra Wireless and Norsat.
Furthermore, the city has several attractions including shopping centers, parks, and recreation. Some of the shopping centers include Parker Place, Richmond Center, Stevenson Village, Lansdowne Center, Aberdeen Center and so forth. The city has 26 parks; some of the parks include Iona Beach Regional Park, Minoru Arenas, Sea Island Community Center, Watermania Aquatic Center, and many more.
Also, Richmond has interesting arts and culture. The Steveston Salmon Festival is an annual festival held on the Canada Day. Richmond also hosted a tall ships festival in 2002, the Gemini Awards in 2006 and other interesting festivals and events.
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