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List of places named after Queen Victoria

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Places named after Queen Victoria (in red)

A large number of places which were once in the former British Empire were named after the British monarch who reigned over it for the greater part of its most dominant period, Queen Victoria. As such, Victoria is one of the most commemorated individuals in place-names around the world.

Other places that have the name "Victoria", without the association with Queen Victoria, tend to be derived from the Spanish language word for 'victory', see Victoria (disambiguation).

Commonwealth realms

Australia

Australian Capital Territory

Queensland

Victoria

South Australia

New South Wales

Western Australia

Bangladesh

Barbados

Belize

Cameroon

  • Limbe, was known as Victoria until 1982

Canada

During the process of Confederation, "Victorialand" and "Victorialia" were among the alternative suggestions to Canada as to what the name of the new Dominion should be. "[1][2]

Alberta

British Columbia

Ontario

Manitoba

New Brunswick

Newfoundland and Labrador

Nova Scotia

Prince Edward Island

Quebec

Saskatchewan

Territories

The Gambia

  • Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital, Banjul

Ghana

Hong Kong

Hong Kong was a British colony from 1840s to 1997.

India

Jamaica

Malaysia

Malta

Mauritius

New Zealand

Ross Dependency

Nigeria

  • Victoria Island, Lagos
  • Victoria Garden City, Lagos
  • Victoria Cemetery, Lagos

Pakistan

  • Empress Market, Karachi.
  • Victoria Road, Karachi. (renamed as Abdullah Haroon Road)
  • Queen's Road, Karachi (now Moulvi Tamizuddin (M.T.) Khan Road)
  • Victoria Museum (now defunct), Karachi.
  • Bahawal-Victoria Hospital Bahawalpur.
  • Victoria Tower Jacobabad.
  • Haranpur (Victoria ) Bridge.
  • Victoria Memorial Hall, Sibi, Balochistan.

Papua New Guinea

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

  • Victoria Park, Freetown (since mid 2017 Freetown Amusement Park)

Singapore

South Africa

Sri Lanka

Victoria Park, Nuwara Eliya

Tanzania

Trinidad and Tobago

Uganda

United Kingdom

Note: this is only a small sample of the hundreds of locations in the United Kingdom with the name 'Victoria'.

England

Northern Ireland

Scotland

Wales

Isle of Man

Jersey

Zambia

David Livingstone named the great Mosi-oa-Tunya falls after Queen Victoria.

Zimbabwe

Outside the Commonwealth realms

Note that Burma and Ireland were within the British Empire at the time many of the listed places were named.

Burma / Myanmar

Chile

France

Germany

Greece

Ireland, Republic of (Éire)

Romania

Switzerland

United States

See also

References

  1. ^ How Canada Got Its Name - Origin of the Name Canada
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Preetha, M. Soundariya (2012-01-28). "Victoria Town Hall stands tall after restoration". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2018-07-16.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-03-08. Retrieved 2007-02-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ http://durban.kzn.org.za/durban/about/102.html
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