Breetish Columbie

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Breetish Columbie
British Colombia (Inglis)
Colombie-Britannique (French)
Banner Coat o airms
Motto: Laitin: Splendor sine occasu
(Inglis: Splendour without diminishment)
Caipital Victoria
Lairgest ceety Vancouver
Lairgest metro Metro Vancouver
Offeecial leids Inglis (de facto)
Demonym Breetish Columbiae[1]
Govrenment
Type Constitutional monarchy
Lieutenant-Govrenor Steven Point
Premier Christy Clark (BC Leeberal)
Legislatur Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
Federal representation In Canadian pairlament
Hoose seats 36 o 308 (11.7%)
Senate seats 6 o 105 (5.7%)
Confederation 20 Julie 1871 (7t)
Aurie  Ranked 5th
Total 944,735 km2 (364,764 sq mi)
Laund 925,186 km2 (357,216 sq mi)
Watter (%) 19,549 km2 (7,548 sq mi) (2.1%)
Proportion o Canadae 9.5% o 9,984,670 km2
Population  Ranked 3rd
Total (2011) 4,400,057 [2]
Densitie (2011) 4.76 /km2 (12.3 /sq mi)
GDP  Ranked 4t
Total (2009) C$191.006 billion[3]
Per caipita C$41,689 (7th)
Abbreviations
Postal BC
ISO 3166-2 CA-BC
Time zone UTC−8 & −7
Postal code prefix V
Flouer Pacific Dogwood
Tree Western Red Cedar
Bird Steller's Jay
Wabsteid www.gov.bc.ca
Rankins include aw provinces an territories

Breetish Columbie is the wastrenmaist o Canadae's provinces an is kent for its natural beauty, as reflectit in its Laitin motto, Splendor sine occasu ("Splendour athoot Diminishment"). Its name wis chosen bi Queen Victoria in 1858. In 1871, it became the saxt province o Canadae.

The caipital o Breetish Columbie is Victoria, the fifteent lairgest metropolitan region in Canadae. The lairgest ceety is Vancouver, the third-lairgest metropolitan aurie in Canadae an the seicont-lairgest in the Pacific Northwast.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. According to the Oxford Guide to Canadian English Usage (ISBN 0-19-541619-8; p. 335), BCer(s) is an informal demonym that is sometimes used for residents of BC.
  2. "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, 2011 and 2006 censuses". Statcan.gc.ca. February 8, 2012. Retrieved February 8, 2012. 
  3. "Statistics Canada Gross domestic product, expenditure-based, by province and territory".