Vancouver (pronounced /væn.ˈkuːvər/) is a coastal city located in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, Canada. It is named for British Captain George Vancouver, who explored the area in the 1790s. The name Vancouver itself originates from the Dutch "van Coevorden", denoting somebody from Coevorden, a city in the Netherlands.
The largest metropolitan area in Western Canada, Vancouver ranks third largest in the country and the city proper ranks eighth. According to the 2006 census Vancouver had a population of 578,041 and its Census Metropolitan Area exceeded 2.1 million people. Its residents are ethnically and linguistically diverse; 52% do not speak English as their first language.
The best Ubuntu local community in the world!
We are honoured to be participating in Software Freedom Day 2010.
Expect a full out marketing blitz in the busiest parts of the city. It's time that Vancouver learned all about the greatness of FLOSS.
Want to join us? Have questions? Please contact the team organizer:
randall <at> executiv <dot> es
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