Cumberland (British Columbia)

Cumberland is a place in British Columbia in Canada. It has 2762 inhabitants (2006) and is located in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Iceland. Cumberland is the second largest Chinatown in the entire west coast of North America.


Originally it was known as Union. He was named after the Union Coal Company, which in 1871 began to reduce in 1870 at Coal Creek coal discovery. 1874 a tram and a road to Comox Harbour, today Royston was built. Even then, the cost of dismantling were too high for the Company, so it was interrupted. Robert Dunsmuir in 1884 bought the company. In addition, he spent four years later bought the Perserverance Mine and in 1881 the Baynes Sound Mine. 1897 produced the mine 700 to 1000 tons of coal per day. There, 600 people were employed, who lived in Union 3000 - inhabitant village. Made in 1891 by James Dunsmuir was renamed Cumberland, after the English county of Cumberland. The earthquake on Vancouver Iceland from 1946 destroyed the chimneys of the local houses.


The granting of local autonomy for the church took place on 1 January 1958 (incorporated as the Village ).


The census in 2011 showed a population of 3,398 inhabitants for the community. The population of the municipality has thereby increased since the census of 2006 at unusual 23.0%, while the population grew only by 7.0 % at the same time throughout the Province of British Columbia.