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City of Saint John
City
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Nickname(s): Fundy City, Loyalist City, Port City, Original City
Motto: "O Fortunati Quorum Jam Moenia Surgunt"
(Latin for, "O Fortunate Ones Whose Walls Are Now Rising."
or "O Happy They, Whose Promised Walls Already Rise")
Location of Saint John in New Brunswick
Coordinates:
Country Canada
Province New Brunswick
County Saint John County
Parish Simonds Parish
Established 1604
Major Settlement Started 1783
Incorporation May 18, 1785 (1785-05-18)
Founded by Gov. Thomas Carlton
Named for St. John the Baptist
Government
 • City Mayor Mel Norton
 • Governing body Saint John City Council
 • MPs Rodney Weston
 • MLAs Trevor Holder, Carl Killen, Glen Savoie, Dorothy Shephard, Glen Tait
Area
 • Urban 326 km2 (126 sq mi)
 • Metro 3,362.95 km2 (1,298.44 sq mi)
Highest elevation 80.8 m (265.1 ft)
Lowest elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2011)
 • City 70,063 (CSD)
 • Density 215.7/km2 (559/sq mi)
 • Metro 127,761
 • Metro density 38.0/km2 (98/sq mi)
  source: Statistics Canada
Time zone Atlantic (AST) (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) Atlantic (ADT) (UTC-3)
Canadian Postal code E2K, E2L And E2P
Area code(s) 506
Telephone Exchanges 202, 214, 333, 343, 557 -8, 592, 608, 631 -640, 642 -654, 657 -8, 663, 672, 674, 693-4, 696, 721, 977
NTS Map 021G08
GNBC Code DAEGW
Website City of Saint John

The City of Saint John is the largest city in the Canadian province of New Brunswick, and the second largest in the maritime provinces.

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