Queen Charlotte Islands

Queen Charlotte Islands
   A group in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of British Columbia. Discovered by Captain Cook in 1778. Captain George Dixon examined both the eastern and western shores of the islands in 1787, and named them after his ship, the Queen Charlotte. The natives are known as Haidas.
   Index: D Portlock and Dixon discover that group is not part of mainland, 22; discovery confirmed by Duncan in 1788, 22; Douglas at, 29; coal discovered, 191; discovery of gold, 219.
   Bib.: Poole, Queen Charlotte Islands; Chittenden, Report of Exploration of Queen Charlotte Islands; Dawson, Report on the Queen Charlotte Islands (Geol. Survey, 1878-1879).

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  • Queen Charlotte Islands — [after an explorer s ship, the Queen Charlotte] group of islands in British Columbia, Canada, off the W coast: 3,705 sq mi (9,596 sq km); pop. c. 5,300 …   English World dictionary

  • Queen Charlotte Islands — (spr. kwĭn schárlott ailänds), s. Königin Charlotte Inseln und Santa Cruz Inseln …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Queen Charlotte Islands — (spr. kwihn schárlott eiländs), engl. Name der Königin Charlotte Inseln (s.d.) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Queen Charlotte Islands —   [kwiːn ʃɑːlət aɪləndz], Gruppe von mehr als 150 gebirgigen, waldreichen Inseln vor der Küste von British Columbia, Kanada, 9 596 km2, 3 400 Einwohner, meist Indianer.   …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Queen Charlotte Islands — Infobox Islands name = Queen Charlotte Islands image caption = image size = locator map custom = no native name = Haida Gwaii native name link = Haida language nickname = location = Pacific Ocean coordinates =… …   Wikipedia

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  • Queen Charlotte Islands — a group of islands in British Columbia off the W coast of Canada. 2222; 3970 sq. mi. (10,280 sq. km). * * * Group of about 150 islands (pop., 2001: 4,935) off western British Columbia, Canada. They have an area of 3,705 sq mi (9,596 sq km). The… …   Universalium

  • Queen Charlotte Islands — Queen′ Char′lotte Is′lands n. pl. geg a group of islands in British Columbia off the W coast of Canada. 4500; 3970 sq. mi. (10,280 sq. km) …   From formal English to slang

  • Queen Charlotte Islands — geographical name islands Canada in W British Columbia in Pacific Ocean area about 4000 square miles (10,360 square kilometers) …   New Collegiate Dictionary