Places named after Queen Victoria (in red)
Places named after Queen Victoria (in red)
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Many 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

New South Wales

Queensland

South Australia

Victoria

Western Australia

The Bahamas

Bangladesh

Barbados

Belize

Canada

Main article: Royal eponyms in Canada > Queen Victoria

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

Ghana

Hong Kong

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

India

Jamaica

Malaysia

Malta

Mauritius

New Zealand

Ross Dependency

Nigeria

Pakistan

Papua New Guinea

Seychelles

Singapore

South Africa

Sri Lanka

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

Crown Dependencies

Isle of Man

Jersey

Zambia

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

Romania

Switzerland

United States

Former places

Australia

South Australia

England

Scotland

Isle of Man

Sri Lanka

South Arica

Sierra Leone

Pakistan

Bangladesh

India

Hongkong

Cameroon

Zimbabwe

Ireland

The Gambia

See also

References

  1. ^ How Canada Got Its Name – Origin of the Name Canada
  2. ^ http://books..com/books?id=aiUZMOypNB4C&lpg=PA357&dq=Vesperia%20Canada&lr=&as_drrb_is=q&as_minm_is=0&as_miny_is=&as_maxm_is=0&as_maxy_is=&as_brr=3&pg=PA16[dead link]
  3. ^ Preetha, M. Soundariya (28 January 2012). "Victoria Town Hall stands tall after restoration". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Albert Victor Bridge".
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 8 March 2007. Retrieved 10 February 2007.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Durban: Victoria Embankment Walking Tour". Archived from the original on 29 March 2002.