Kelowna by the numbers: 15 quick facts

     

    Kelowna is a wonderful place to live, but how well do you know your city? Here’s Kelowna by the numbers – 15 quick facts…

    • Kelowna’s population: 127,500+
    • Kelowna covers an area of 262 km2 (214 km2 of land and 48 km2 of water)
    • Central Okanagan Regional District population: 184,000
    • Median age of Kelowna population (2011 census): 44.2
    • Kelowna incorporated: 1905 (the population was only 600 at the time)
    • On average, Kelowna receives 2,000 hours of sunlight per year
    • In a typical year, Kelowna gets around 366 mm of precipitation
    • Okanagan Lake is 110 km in length
    • Kelowna sits 334 metres above sea-level
    • 27.4 C: Average daytime high in Kelowna in July and Aug
    • -0.3 C: Average daytime low in Kelowna in December and January
    • 6,000: Number of seats at Kelowna’s Prospera Place stadium
    • 853: Number of seats at the Kelowna Community Theatre
    • 2005: The year UBC Okanagan opened
    • 1.5 million: annual passengers at Kelowna’s International Airport (YLW)

    And a bonus fact…

    • It’s estimated that there are more than 200+ wineries in the Okanagan

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    Sources:
    City of Kelowna
    Government of Canada Census Data (2011)
    Wikipedia – Okanagan Valley entry

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