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Kelowna

Administration
Full nameCity of Kelowna
Official nameCity of Kelowna
Motto"Fruitful in Unity"
CountryCanada
Province 
Regional DistrictCentral Okanagan
Settled1879
Incorporated1905
Government
BodyKelowna City Council
MPRon Cannan
MLAsSteve Thomson
Norm Letnick
Ben Stewart
Geography
Total Area81.7 sq mi (211.69 km2)
Elevation1128.6 ft (344 m)
Demography
Total Population106707 (2006)
Density (pop.)504.1/km2 (1305.6/sq mi)
Metro (pop.)162276
Other information
Time zonePacific Time Zone (UTC-8)
- Summer (DST)Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-7)
Postal code spanV1P, V1V V1Z
Area code(250), (778)

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Kelowna is a city on Okanagan Lake in the Okanagan Valley, in the southern interior of British Columbia, Canada. Its name derives from a Okanagan language term for "grizzly bear". Kelowna ranks as the 22nd largest metropolitan area in Canada.

Nearby communities include the district of West Kelowna (a separate political entity from Kelowna) to the west across Okanagan Lake, Lake Country and Vernon to the north, as well as Peachland to the southwest and, further to the south, Summerland and Penticton.

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