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Queen Victoria ruled the British Empire from 1837 to 1901. Her reign, the Victorian era, represented the Empire at its peak. Many places worldwide bear her name, from Africa's largest lake to a state in Australia and the capitals of British Columbia and Hong Kong.

There is more than one place called Victoria and not all are named after Queen Victoria either:

Argentina[edit]

  • Victoria (Buenos Aires) - A city in the San Fernando Partido in the northwestern part of the greater Buenos Aires metropolis. It grew up around the train station and yes it was named after the British Queen.
  • Victoria (Entre Rios) - A city in the department of the same name contained in the Entre Rios province.

Australia[edit]

Canada[edit]

Hong Kong[edit]

Malta[edit]

Mexico[edit]

In Mexico, "Victoria" is named after Guadalupe Victoria, the general and political leader who fought for independence from the Spanish Empire in 1812 and became the first president of the United Mexican States after the ratification of the 1824 constitution. Victoria, Texas (see below under the 'United States of America') is the other place named after Guadalupe Victoria instead of Queen Victoria when Texas was part of Mexico before 1836.

Philippines[edit]

Seychelles[edit]

Trinidad and Tobago[edit]

United States of America[edit]

Except in Kansas the name "Victoria" has different origins in the USA:

  • Victoria (Texas) - A town in Texas named after General Guadalupe Victoria who became the first president of Mexico following national independence and the ratification of the first constitution in 1824. Texas was part Mexico till 1836 when it seceded. It joined the USA in 1845.
  • Victoria (Kansas) - A town in Kansas is the only town in the U.S. named after Queen Victoria by the town's founder and first setter George Grant in 1873.
  • Victoria (Minnesota) - A town in Minnesota named after the St Victoria Church located north of Lake Bavaria where the town was first settled in 1851.

Zambia and Zimbabwe[edit]

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