Queen-charlotte-islands meaning

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An archipelago off the western coast of British Columbia, Canada, south of the Alexander Archipelago. It is separated from Vancouver Island to the southeast by Queen Charlotte Sound, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean.
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(place) Group of islands in British Columbia, Canada, off the W coast: 3,705 sq mi (9,596 sq km)
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(historical) Haida Gwaii.
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Origin of queen-charlotte-islands

  • Named by George Dixon, who surveyed the archipelago in 1787, after one of his ships, the Queen Charlotte, which itself was named in honour of Queen Charlotte, wife of George III of the United Kingdom.

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