Vancouver Island
geographical name island W Canada in British Columbia off SW coast; chief city Victoria area 12,408 square miles (32,261 square kilometers)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Vancouver Island — Satellitenbild von Vancouver Island Gewässer Pazifischer Ozean Geographische Lage …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Vancouver Island — Island (pop., 2001: 705,000) off southwestern British Columbia, Canada. It is the largest island (12,079 sq mi [31,285 sq km]) on the Pacific coast of North America. It has several peaks of more than 7,000 ft (2,100 m), as well as several fine… …   Universalium

  • Vancouver Island —   [væn kuːvə aɪlənd], Insel vor der Pazifikküste Nordamerikas, Provinz British Columbia, Kanada, vom Festland durch die Königin Charlotte , die Georgia und die Juan de Fuca Straße getrennt, 31 284 km2; dicht bewaldetes Bergland zwischen 600 und 1 …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Vancouver Island — Infobox Islands name = Vancouver Island image caption = image size = locator Location map|Canada British Columbia|lat=49.798287|long= 126.123047|marksize=16 map custom = yes native name = native name link = nickname = location = Pacific Ocean… …   Wikipedia

  • Vancouver Island —    The largest island on the west coast of North America. Named after Captain George Vancouver, who explored this coast in the years 1792 1794. The island was first named Quadra and Vancouver in honour of the two naval officers who met at Nootka… …   The makers of Canada

  • Vancouver Island — Sp Vankùverio salà Ap Vancouver Island L ŠR Ramiajame vand., Kanada (Britų Kolumbija) …   Pasaulio vietovardžiai. Internetinė duomenų bazė

  • Vancouver Island — n. island off the southwestern coast of British Columbia (Canada) which does not contain the city of Vancouver …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Vancouver Island — noun an island off southwestern Canada (off the southwestern coast of British Columbia); the largest island off the west coast of North America • Regions: ↑British Columbia • Instance Hypernyms: ↑island • Part Holonyms: ↑British Columbia …   Useful english dictionary

  • VANCOUVER ISLAND —     (30), a rugged coasted island on the W. of North America; belongs to British Columbia; is separated from it by a strait of the sea; is 278 m. long and 50 to 65 m. of average breadth; is covered with forests, and only partially cultivated; is… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Vancouver Island — /vænkuvər ˈaɪlənd/ (say vankoohvuhr uyluhnd) noun a large island in south western Canada, off the south western coast of British Columbia …   Australian English dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”