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ID: 7013136
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Victoria (inhabited place)  Victoria (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 48 25 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 48.4167  decimal degrees
Long: 123 22 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -123.3667  decimal degrees

Note: Located on SE end of Vancouver Island; linked to mainland Canada & United States by air & ferry service; economic activity includes manufacturing of forest products, shipbuilding & food processing; site of naval base & astrophysical observatory.

Names:
Victoria (preferred,C,V)
Ft. Victoria (H,V)
Ft. Camosun (H,V)  ............ fur-trading post of Hudson's Bay Company founded 1843

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)
Hierarchy of Vancouver Island (island)  ................  Vancouver Island (island) (P)
Hierarchy of Victoria (inhabited place)  ....................  Victoria (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  since 1843, incorporated in 1862
city (C)
provincial capital (C)  ............  since 1868
port (C)
commercial center (C)
educational center (C)
tourist center (C)
fur station (H)

Sources and Contributors:
Ft. Camosun..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 350-351
Ft. Victoria..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 350-351
Victoria..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 350-351
.................  Times Atlas of the World. Reprint ed. (1994) 205
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XII, 350-351
..................  Times Atlas of the World. Reprint ed. (1994) 205
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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