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Village of Sayward[1]
Sayward is located in British Columbia
Location of Sayward in British Columbia
Coordinates: 50°23′1″N 125°57′37″W / 50.38361°N 125.96028°W / 50.38361; -125.96028
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
RegionVancouver Island
Regional districtStrathcona
 • Governing bodySayward Village Council
 • MayorJohn MacDonald
 • Total4.72 km2 (1.82 sq mi)
Elevation30 m (100 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total341
 • Density72.2/km2 (187/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-8 (PST)
WaterwaysJohnstone Strait
WebsiteOfficial website

Sayward is a village located in the Sayward Valley on the northeast coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. It is located about 1 mi (1.6 km) inland from Kelsey Bay on a spur from Highway 19. The village is named after William Parsons Sayward, a successful lumber merchant from Victoria who was born in Maine in 1818 and came to Victoria from California in 1858.[2]:153 The 2016 population of the village was 311[3], down from 341 in 2006 and 379 in 2001.[4] The village lies off the coast of Hardwicke Island.

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  1. ^ "British Columbia Regional Districts, Municipalities, Corporate Name, Date of Incorporation and Postal Address" (XLS). British Columbia Ministry of Communities, Sport and Cultural Development. Retrieved November 2, 2014.
  2. ^ Akrigg, G.P.V.; Akrigg, Helen B. (1969), 1001 British Columbia Place Names (3rd, 1973 ed.), Vancouver: Discovery Press
  3. ^ "Census 2016: Census Subdivisions - BC Stats". Retrieved 2017-05-18.
  4. ^ Statistics Canada, 2006 Census

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