Breetish Columbie

province o Canadae

Breetish Columbie (Inglis: British Columbia, French: Colombie-Britannique) 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.

Breetish Columbie

British Columbia  (Inglis)
Colombie-Britannique  (French)
Laitin: Splendor sine occasu
(Inglis: Splendour without diminishment)
Map o Canadae wi Breetish Columbie heichlichtit
Map o Canadae wi Breetish Columbie heichlichtit
Confederation20 Julie 1871 (7t)
Lairgest ceetyVancouver
Lairgest metroMetro Vancouver
 • TeepConstitutional monarchy
 • Lieutenant-GovrenorJanet Austin
 • PremierDavid Eby (BC NDP)
LegislaturLegislative Assembly of British Columbia
Federal representation(in Canadian Pairlament)
Hoose seats36 o 338 (10.7%)
Senate seats6 o 105 (5.7%)
 • Total944735 km2 (364,764 sq mi)
 • Laund925186 km2 (357,216 sq mi)
 • Water19549 km2 (7,548 sq mi)  2.1%
Area rankRankit 5th
 9.5% o Canadae
 • Total4,400,057 [1]
 • RankRankit 3rd
 • Density4.76/km2 (12.3/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Breetish Columbiae[2]
Offeecial leidsInglis (de facto)
 • Rank4t
 • Tot (2009)C$191.006 billion[3]
 • Per capitaC$41,689 (7th)
Time zoneUTC−8 & −7
Postal abbr.
Postal code prefixV
ISO 3166 codeCA-BC
FlouerPacific Dogwood
TreeWestern Red Cedar
BirdSteller's Jay
Rankins include aw provinces an territories

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 Paceefic Northwast.


  1. "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, 2011 and 2006 censuses". 8 Februar 2012. Archived frae the original on 7 Januar 2019. Retrieved 8 Februar 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". Archived frae the original on 20 Apryle 2008. Retrieved 24 August 2012.