Kamloops is a city in south central British Columbia in Canada, at the confluence of the two branches
of the Thompson River near Kamloops Lake. It is the largest community in the Thompson-Nicola
Regional District and the location of the regional district's offices. The surrounding region is more commonly referred to as the Thompson Country. It is ranked 37th on the list of the 100 largest metropolitan areas in Canada and represents the 44th largest census agglomeration nationwide, with 85,678 residents in 2011.