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British Columbia

Abbr. BC
A province of western Canada bordering on the Pacific Ocean. The Hudson's Bay Company established a British colony at Vancouver Island in 1849, and a separate colony, called British Columbia, was formed on the mainland in 1858, the year of the Fraser River gold rush. The two colonies merged in 1866 and were admitted as a single province in 1871. Victoria is the capital and Vancouver the largest city.
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British Columbia

n
(Placename) a province of W Canada, on the Pacific coast: largely mountainous with extensive forests, rich mineral resources, and important fisheries. Capital: Victoria. Pop: 4 400 057 (2011 est). Area: 930 532 sq km (359 279 sq miles). Abbreviation: BC
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Brit′ish Colum′bia


n.
a province in W Canada on the Pacific coast. 3,933,300; 366,255 sq. mi. (948,600 sq. km). Cap.: Victoria. Abbr.: BC, B.C.
Brit′ish Colum′bian, n., adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.British Columbia - a province in western CanadaBritish Columbia - a province in western Canada  
Pacific Northwest - a region of the northwestern United States usually including Washington and Oregon and sometimes southwestern British Columbia
Canada - a nation in northern North America; the French were the first Europeans to settle in mainland Canada; "the border between the United States and Canada is the longest unguarded border in the world"
Nanaimo - a town in southwestern British Columbia on Vancouver Island to the west of Vancouver
Victoria - capital of the Canadian province of British Columbia on Vancouver Island
Vancouver - a port city in southwestern British Columbia on an arm of the Pacific Ocean opposite Vancouver Island; Canada's chief Pacific port and third largest city
Vancouver Island - an island off southwestern Canada (off the southwestern coast of British Columbia); the largest island off the west coast of North America
Inland Passage, Inside Passage - a naturally protected waterway from Seattle to Skagway in southeastern Alaska
Queen Charlotte Sound - an inlet of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of British Columbia
Selkirk Mountains - a range of the Rocky Mountains in southeastern British Columbia
Takakkaw - a waterfall in southeastern British Columbia; the highest waterfall in Canada (1250 feet high)
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Translations
Britisch-Kolumbien
Colombie-AnglaiseColombie-Britannique
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