Saanich is a British Columbian district located within the Greater Victoria area on Vancouver Island. The district has a population of 114,148 in 2016; this makes it the most populous municipality in the Capital Regional District and Vancouver Island. Furthermore, it is the eight-most populated in British Columbia. The district was named after the Saanich First Nation which stands for “emerging land” or “emerging people”.
The district of Saanich has a land area of 103.78 square kilometers and hence a population density of 1,099.9 per square kilometers. Saanich district is divided into twelve local areas for the purpose of planning. Moreover, there are several communities associated with the municipality that stands for neighborhood which overlaps the local areas. The local areas and the communities they represent include Blenkinsop, Carey, Cordova Bay, Gordon Head, Tillicum, Saanich Core, and so forth.
Saanich contains several rural and urban landscapes and neighborhood that extends to Saanich Peninsula. The northeastern part of the University of Victoria is in Saanich but its southwestern part is in Oak Bay.
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