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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.

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

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.
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)
Translations
Britisch-Kolumbien
Colombie-AnglaiseColombie-Britannique
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Taseko Mines Limited is a mid-tier copper producer located in British Columbia, Canada. It operates Gibraltar Mine, the second largest open-pit copper mine in Canada.
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British Columbia, Canada, July 29, 2012 --(PR.com)-- The luxury home builders Apchin Design Corp has just announced that they have maintained their good standing with “Traveller's Guarantee” after another successful year of creating home designs and providing homebuilding services for customers worldwide.
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