British Columbia
geographical name province W Canada on Pacific coast capital Victoria area 344,663 square miles (892,677 square kilometers), population 3,907,738 • British Columbian noun or adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • British Columbia — Colombie Britannique (French) …   Wikipedia

  • British Columbia — Colombie Britannique Britisch Kolumbien Wappen Flagge (Details) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • British Columbia — British Columbian. a province in W Canada on the Pacific coast. 2,406,212; 366,255 sq. mi. (948,600 sq. km). Cap.: Victoria. * * * Province (pop., 2001: 3,907,738), western Canada. It is bounded by Yukon Territory, Northwest Territories, Alberta …   Universalium

  • British Columbia — • The westernmost province of the Dominion of Canada Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. British Columbia     British Columbia      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • British Columbia —   [ brɪtɪʃkə lʌmbɪə], deutsch Brịtisch Kolụmbi|en, westliche Provinz Kanadas am Pazifik, 944 735 km2, (1999) 4,02 Mio. Einwohner (1971: 2,2 Mio. Einwohner), darunter rd. 75 000 Indianer; 373 000 Asiaten. Hauptstadt ist Victoria, die Hälfte der… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • BRITISH COLUMBIA — BRITISH COLUMBIA, province of Canada bordering the Pacific coast. Although much smaller than the Jewish communities of Ontario and Quebec, the Jewish presence in Canada s western most province, British Columbia (B.C.), has been part of the region …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • British Columbia — [after the COLUMBIA1 River] province of SW Canada, on the Pacific: 367,671 sq mi (952,263 sq km); pop. 3,725,000; cap. Victoria: abbrev. BC or B.C …   English World dictionary

  • British Columbia — Colombie Britannique 54° N 125° W / 54, 125 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • British Columbia —    Area 372,630 square miles. Vancouver Island became a crown colony in 1849; ten years later the mainland was organized as a separate colony; in 1866 island and mainland became one; and in 1871 the colony became a province of the Dominion of… …   The makers of Canada

  • British Columbia —    The westernmost province of Canada, initially an object of European interest when Juan Perez Herdandez explored the Pacific Coast of North America for Spain in 1774. British and Russian traders also became active on the coast in the late… …   Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800–1914

  • British Columbia — noun a province in western Canada • Members of this Region: ↑Vancouver Island • Instance Hypernyms: ↑Canadian province • Part Holonyms: ↑Canada • Part Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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