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Abbotsford, British Columbia
Welcome to Abbotsford ...
From the 2006 Statistics Canada (StatCan) census, Abbotsford had a population of 124,258 people.<1>
The city of Abbotsford was established in 1892 and was incorporated February 22, 1924.
The origin (or the toponymy) of Abbotsford: Named after Harry Braithwaite Abbott (1829-1915), the General Superintendent of CPR's Pacific Division.
Abbotsford is 120 feet [37 m] above sea level.<2>.
Time Zone: Abbotsford lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: PST- Heure Normale du Pacifique (HNP), PDT- Heure Avancée du Pacifique (HAP).
Area codes for Abbotsford: (604) & (778)<3>
The Canadian Postal Codes for Abbotsford: V2S, V2T, V3G, V4X<4>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2006 StatCan census, Abbotsford had a population of 124,258 people.
The population of Abbotsford represents 3.02% of the total population of British Columbia (which had 4,113,487 people at that time), making it British Colombia's 5th most populous community.
With a 2006 count of 124,258 people, the population of Abbotsford increased 7.59% from the 2001 StatCan census (which had a count of 115,494 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Abbotsford.
Communities near Abbotsford ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<5>.
To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Abbotsford.
Communities Also Named Abbotsford ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Abbotsford - they are located in Michigan, North Dakota, Quebec and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Abbotsford.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
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Websites for Abbotsford ...
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Abbotsford ...
Looking for more information about Abbotsford? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Abbotsford, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Abbotsford.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Abbotsford: www.city.abbotsford.bc.ca/
The official website for Province of British Columbia: https://www.gov.bc.ca/
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This page was last modified: 17 Jan 2019