Regional District of Central Okanagan

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Central Okanagan

Kelowna Metropolitan Area
Regional District of Central Okanagan
Downtown Kelowna from West Kelowna
Downtown Kelowna from West Kelowna
Location of Central Okanagan in British Columbia, Canada
Location of Central Okanagan in British Columbia, Canada
Country  Canada
Province  British Columbia
Head office location Kelowna
Established 1967
 • Type Regional district
 • Chair Robert Hobson
 • Vice Chair Gail Given
 • Total 2,904.86 km2 (1,121.57 sq mi)
 • Total 179,839
 • Density 61.9/km2 (160/sq mi)
  Canadian CD rank: 30th
Time zone UTC-8 (PST)
Website Regional District of Central Okanagan

The Regional District of Central Okanagan (RDCO) is a regional district in the Canadian province of British Columbia, comprising the City of Kelowna, City of West Kelowna and their surrounding municipalities. The regional district's offices are located in Kelowna.

Statistics Canada defines the Kelowna CMA (Census Metropolitan Area) or Kelowna Metropolitan Area as being identical in area with the RDCO. The population in 2005 was 165,221, an increase from the official Canada 2006 Census total of 162,276 (these figures exclude the population of reserves belonging to the Westbank First Nation). The area is 2,904.86 square kilometres.


Incorporated municipalities

Communities and neighbourhoods

  • Kelowna neighborhoods
  • District municipality villages

Regional district electoral areas

Central Okanagan West Electoral (Central Okanagan J)

Central Okanagan West Electoral Area used to be known as the Westside Electoral Area. It was created from the merger of Central Okanagan G and Central Okanagan H. The 2005 population. exclusive of anyone living on an Indian Reserve, was 37,638 people. In 2007 most of the electoral area's population transferred to the jurisdiction of the newly incorporated District Municipality of West Kelowna.


Central Okanagan West

Central Okanagan East (Central Okanagan I)

Indian reserves

(within the boundaries of, but not part of, the RD)


Ethnic groups in Metro Kelowna (2016)
Source: [1]
Population %
Ethnic group European 156,375 82.1%
Aboriginal 13,190 6.9%
South Asian 3,925 2.1%
Chinese 2,340 1.2%
Filipino 1,885 1%
Japanese 1,575 0.8%
Black 1,260 0.7%
Latin American 1,070 0.6%
Southeast Asian 770 0.4%
Korean 630 0.3%
West Asian 390 0.2%
Arab 300 0.2%
Multiple minorities 505 0.3%
Visible minority, n.i.e. 285 0.1%
Total population 194,882 100%


  1. ^ a b 2012 Census Profile
  • Statistics Canada 2001 Community Profile - RDCO
  • Statistics Canada 2006 Community Profile: Central Okanagan

External links

  • Regional District of Central Okanagan
  • School District No. 23 Central Okanagan
  • Kelowna Regional Transit System

Coordinates: 49°53′17″N 119°29′44″W / 49.888028°N 119.495417°W / 49.888028; -119.495417

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