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British Columbia Facts

  • Capital City: Victoria (330,088 pop.) (2006 CMA)
    (CMA population includes city and metro suburb areas)
  • British Columbia Population: 4,400,057 (2011 est.)
  • British Columbia Population: (per square mile)
  • Province Populations: (all provinces / territories)
  • Currency: Canadian Dollar (conversion rates)

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    Fifty Canadian Dollars
  • Ethnicity: English, (24%), Scottish (20%), Irish (15%), German (13%), Chinese (11%), others
  • GDP total: $191.006 billion(Canadian dollars) (4th)
  • GDP per capita: $41,689 (Canadian dollars) (7th)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: English
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Vancouver, Surrey, Burnaby, Richmond, Abbotsford, Coquitlam, Saanich
  • Name: The province's name was chosen by England's Queen Victoria when the British-controlled mainland became a British colony in 1858.
  • Province Date: July 20, 1871
  • Dominion dates (all provinces and teritories)

    Note: The Canadian Confederation, or the birth of Canada as a recognized nation, took place on July 1, 1867, and originally included the provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario and Quebec.
  • Religion Catholic (44%), Protestant, (29%), No Religion (17%), others
  • Symbols
  • Vancouver Facts
  • Victoria Facts

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