Richmond dating

The drawback of Richmond's geographical location was that since all the land averages just one metre above sea level, it was prone to flooding, especially during high tide.

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The Township of Richmond, Lennox County, Ontario was named for Governor General for British North America, Charles Lennox, 4th Duke of Richmond, Richmond, Yorkshire, England.

The first published reference to "Richmond" was a pamphlet about the local farmstead established on Sea Island by Hugh Mc Roberts.

His daughter chose this name because the view across the Fraser River reminded her of Richmond, north of Sydney, Australia. Hugh Boyd, wife of the first reeve of Richmond, was told that the name came from her birthplace, Richmond, England.

The Township of Richmond, British Columbia incorporated on November 10, 1879.

Richmond has an immigrant population of 60%, the highest in Canada.

Richmond is the location of Vancouver International Airport and was the site of the long track speed skating events during the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Other Asian Canadians in Richmond include Indo-Canadians, Filipino Canadians and Japanese Canadians.

Richmond's Japanese community has a long history in Steveston dating back to the 1800s.

On December 3, 1990, Richmond was designated as a City.

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