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ID: 7005735
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of British Columbia (province)  British Columbia (province)

Coordinates:
Lat: 55 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 55.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 125 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -125.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Visited by Sir Francis Drake 1578-1579, Juan de Fuca 1592 & Captain Cook 1778; coast was surveyed by Captain George Vancouver 1790s; nation's most mountainous province; products include lumber, copper, zinc, lead, molybdenum, iron ore, natural gas & oil.

Names:
British Columbia (preferred,C,V)
Colombie-Britannique (C,V)
British Columbia, Province of (C,V)
Province de Colombie-Britannique (C,V)
New Caledonia (H,V)  ............ 1849-1858
British Columbian (C,O)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Canada (nation)  ........  Canada (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of British Columbia (province)  ............  British Columbia (province) (P)

Place Types:
province (preferred, C)  ............  since 1871
first level subdivision (C)
colony (H)  ............  of British crown, 1858

Sources and Contributors:
British Columbia..........  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.............................  CCA Object File
.............................  Columbia Encyclopedia (1975)
.............................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.............................  National Archives of Canada database (1987-)
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
.............................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 178
British Columbian..........  [VP]
................................  Encyclopaedia Britannica Online (2002-) "British Columbia; People; Demographic trends;" accessed 18 January 2008
British Columbia, Province of..........  [VP]
..................................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Colombie-Britannique..........  [VP]
...................................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-38
New Caledonia..........  [VP]
..........................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 178
Province de Colombie-Britannique..........  [VP]
.....................................................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  CCA Object File
..................  Columbia Encyclopedia (1975)
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica Online (2002-) "British Columbia; People; Demographic trends;" accessed 18 January 2008
..................  National Archives of Canada database (1987-)
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-38
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 178
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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