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).

Commonwealth realms[edit]

Australia[edit]

Australian Capital Territory[edit]

Queensland[edit]

Victoria[edit]

South Australia[edit]

New South Wales[edit]

Western Australia[edit]

Bangladesh[edit]

Barbados[edit]

Belize[edit]

Cameroon[edit]

  • Limbe, was known as Victoria until 1982

Canada[edit]

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]

Alberta[edit]

British Columbia[edit]

Manitoba[edit]

New Brunswick[edit]

Newfoundland and Labrador[edit]

Nova Scotia[edit]

Prince Edward Island[edit]

Quebec[edit]

Saskatchewan[edit]

Territories[edit]

The Gambia[edit]

  • Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital, Banjul

Ghana[edit]

Hong Kong[edit]

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

India[edit]

Jamaica[edit]

Malaysia[edit]

Malta[edit]

Mauritius[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

Ross Dependency[edit]

Nigeria[edit]

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

Pakistan[edit]

  • 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.

Papua New Guinea[edit]

Seychelles[edit]

Sierra Leone[edit]

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

Singapore[edit]

South Africa[edit]

Sri Lanka[edit]

Tanzania[edit]

Trinidad and Tobago[edit]

Uganda[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

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

England[edit]

Northern Ireland[edit]

Scotland[edit]

Isle of Man[edit]

Jersey[edit]

Zambia[edit]

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

Zimbabwe[edit]

Outside the Commonwealth realms[edit]

Note that Burma and Ireland were within the British Empire at the time many of the listed places were named.

Burma / Myanmar[edit]

Chile[edit]

France[edit]

Germany[edit]

Greece[edit]

Ireland, Republic of (Eire)[edit]

Switzerland[edit]

United States[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ http://durban.kzn.org.za/durban/about/102.html