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List of places named after Queen Victoria

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Places named after Queen Victoria (in red)

A large number of 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).

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Commonwealth realmsEdit

AustraliaEdit

BelizeEdit


BangladeshEdit

Burma / MyanmarEdit


CameroonEdit

  • Limbe, was known as Victoria until 1982

CanadaEdit

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]


The GambiaEdit

  • Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital, Banjul

GhanaEdit


Hong KongEdit

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

IndiaEdit

Ireland, Republic of (Eire)Edit

JamaicaEdit

New ZealandEdit

Papua New GuineaEdit

United KingdomEdit

Note: this is only a small sample of the hundreds of locations in the United Kingdom with the name 'Victoria'.

EnglandEdit

Northern IrelandEdit

ScotlandEdit

Isle of ManEdit

JerseyEdit

UgandaEdit

MalaysiaEdit

MaltaEdit

MauritiusEdit

NigeriaEdit

  • Victoria Island, Lagos
  • Victoria Garden City, Lagos
  • Victoria Cemetery, Lagos

PakistanEdit

  • Empress Market, Karachi.
  • Victoria Road, Karachi. (renamed as Abdullah Haroon Road)
  • Queen's Road, Karachi (now Moulvi Tamizuddin (M.T.) Khan Road)
  • Victoria Museum (now defunct), Karachi.
  • Bahawal-Victoria Hospital Bahawalpur.
  • Victoria Tower Jacobabad.
  • Haranpur (Victoria ) Bridge.
  • Victoria Memorial Hall, Sibi, Balochistan.

SeychellesEdit

Sierra LeoneEdit

  • Victoria Park, Freetown (since mid 2017 Freetown Amusement Park)

SingaporeEdit

South AfricaEdit

Sri LankaEdit


TanzaniaEdit

UgandaEdit

United States (former part of Colonies before American Independence)Edit

ZambiaEdit

David Livingstone named the great Mosi-oa-Tunya falls after Queen Victoria.

ZimbabweEdit

Outside the Commonwealth realmsEdit

ChileEdit

FranceEdit

GermanyEdit

GreeceEdit

SwitzerlandEdit

United States (after American Revolution and American Independence)Edit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ How Canada Got Its Name - Origin of the Name Canada
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Preetha, M. Soundariya (2012-01-28). "Victoria Town Hall stands tall after restoration". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2018-07-16. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-03-08. Retrieved 2007-02-10. 
  5. ^ http://durban.kzn.org.za/durban/about/102.html