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It lies west of Mount Baker and Lake Whatcom (from which it gets its drinking water) and north of the Chuckanut Mountains and the Skagit Valley. Bellingham is 18 miles (29 km) south of the US-Canada border and 50 miles (80 km) southeast of Vancouver.According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 28.90 square miles (74.85 km The lowest elevations are at sea level along the waterfront.In 1858, the Fraser Canyon Gold Rush caused thousands of miners, storekeepers, and scalawags to head north from California.Whatcom (one of the original four towns that were eventually incorporated as Bellingham) grew overnight from a small northwest mill town to a bustling seaport, the basetown for the Whatcom Trail, which led to the Fraser Canyon goldfields, used in open defiance of colonial Governor James Douglas's edict that all entry to the gold colony be made via Victoria, British Columbia.The bay, where the present-day city and the former town of the same name derive their names from, was named Bellingham Bay by George Vancouver upon arriving to it in June 1792.
It was Henry Roeder who had discovered coal off the northeastern shore of Bellingham Bay, and in 1854 a group of San Francisco investors established the Bellingham Bay Coal Company.
The mine extended to hundreds of miles of tunnels as deep as 1200 feet.
It ran southwest to Bellingham Bay, on both sides of Squalicum Creek, an area of about one square mile.
Located 52 miles (84 km) southeast of Vancouver, 90 miles (145 km) north of Seattle, and 21 miles (33 km) south of the Canada-US border, Bellingham is in between two major metropolitan areas, Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia.
The city's population was 80,885 at the 2010 United States Census.