Both Steveston and Burkeville were independent villages until they were annexed by Richmond.
Since all of Richmond occupies islands in a river delta, the city has plenty of rich, alluvial soil for agriculture, and was one of the first areas in British Columbia to be farmed by Europeans in the 19th century.
Richmond comprises most of the islands in the Fraser River delta, the largest and most populated island being Lulu Island.
Recreational trails run along the tops of many of the dykes, and Richmond also supports about 1,400 acres (5.7 km Because of the high water table, very few houses in Richmond have basements and until the late 1980s, very few buildings were above 3 storeys high.
Also, because of proximity to the airport, current building regulations limit the height of buildings to 150 feet (46 m). Because it is not as close to the mountains, it actually receives 30% less rain than neighbouring Vancouver.
Richmond's 2016 population of 198,309 makes it the fourth largest city in British Columbia, after Vancouver (631,486), Surrey (517,887) and Burnaby (232,755).
More than half of its population is of Asian descent, many of whom immigrated in the late 1980s, mostly from Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Mainland China.
Richmond is located on Lulu Island at the mouth of the Fraser River, and also encompasses adjacent Sea Island and some smaller uninhabited islets to the north and south.
Neighbouring communities are Vancouver and Burnaby to the north, New Westminster to the east, and Delta to the south. The Township of Richmond was named by Founding Father John Wesley Sexsmith after his birthplace The Township of Richmond, Lennox County, Ontario.
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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.
Richmond has an immigrant population of 60%, the highest in Canada.