a province in W Canada on the Pacific coast. 366,255 sq. mi. (948,600 sq. km). Capital: Victoria.
OTHER WORDS FROM British ColumbiaBritish Columbian, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for british columbia
a province of W Canada, on the Pacific coast: largely mountainous with extensive forests, rich mineral resources, and important fisheries. Capital: Victoria. Pop: 4 196 383 (2004 est). Area: 930 532 sq km (359 279 sq miles)Abbreviation: BC
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Cultural definitions for british columbia
Province in western Canada, bordered by Alberta to the east; Montana, Idaho, and Washington to the south; the Pacific Ocean to the west; and the Yukon Territory and the Northwest Territories to the north.
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