Breetish Columbie

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Breetish Columbie
British Colombia (in Inglis)
Colombie-Britannique (in French)
Banner o Breetish Columbie
Coat o airms o Breetish Columbie
Coat o airms
Motto(s): Laitin: Splendor sine occasu
(Inglis: Splendour without diminishment)
Map o Canadae wi Breetish Columbie heichlichtit
Map o Canadae wi Breetish Columbie heichlichtit
Confederation 20 Julie 1871 (7t)
Capital Victoria
Lairgest ceety Vancouver
Lairgest metro Metro Vancouver
 • Teep 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 338 (10.7%)
Senate seats 6 o 105 (5.7%)
 • 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%
Aurie rank Rankit 5th
  9.5% o Canadae
Population (2011)
 • Tot 4,400,057 [1]
 • Rank Rankit 3rd
 • Density 4.76/km2 (12.3/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Breetish Columbiae[2]
Offeecial leids Inglis (de facto)
 • Rank 4t
 • Tot (2009) C$191.006 billion[3]
 • Per capita C$41,689 (7th)
Time zone UTC−8 & −7
Postal abbr. BC
Postal code prefix V
ISO 3166 code CA-BC
Flouer Pacific Dogwood
Tree Western Red Cedar
Bird Steller's Jay
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. "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, 2011 and 2006 censuses". February 8, 2012. Retrieved February 8, 2012. 
  2. 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.
  3. "Statistics Canada Gross domestic product, expenditure-based, by province and territory".