Abbotsford is a city located in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia, adjacent to Greater Vancouver. The community of 375.55 square kilometres (145.00 sq mi), with an estimated population of 133,497 people as of the 2011 census, is the largest municipality of the Fraser Valley Regional District and the fifth-largest municipality of British Columbia. The Abbotsford–Mission metropolitan area of around 170,191 inhabitants as of the 2011 census is the 23rd largest census metropolitan area in Canada. Abbotsford has the third highest proportion of visible minorities among census metropolitan areas in Canada, after the Greater Toronto Area and the Greater Vancouver CMA. It has also been named by Statistics Canada as Canada’s most generous city in terms of donations for nine straight years.


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