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Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria (1819-1901) was the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and the first Empress of India of the British Raj.

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Connected Sites

  • Causses and Cévennes: Édouard Martel named one of the rocks after Queen Victoria, to celebrate the Entente cordiale
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus: WHS is officially titled "Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus)". It had been renamed in 1996.
  • City of Bath: Royal Victoria Park was opened by Princess Victoria in 1830
  • Greater Blue Mountains: Queen Victoria Lookout near Wentworth Falls and Victoria Falls and Victoria Creek near Mount Victoria
  • Kew Gardens: Queen Victoria agreed to open Kew Palace to the public in 1898 + Victoria Gate Link
  • Liverpool: Statue of Queen Victoria riding side-saddle (1869) outside St Goerge's Hall. There is another of her holding Orb and Mace opposite the Law Courts.
  • Melaka and George Town: "Queen Victoria Fountain" in Melaka
  • Old Town of Galle: Galle Tower erected for the jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1883
  • Québec: Queen Victoria helped pay for "Kent Gate"/"Porte Kent" which provides a passageway through the city walls. It was built in 1878/9 during a major reconstruction of the fortifications. She did so in memory of her father Edward, Duke of Kent who lived in Quebec 1791-4.
  • St. George, Bermuda: "Fort Victoria" is listed on the UNESCO Web site as location 983-017 (out of 24) despite this comment in the AB review "the integrity of Fort Victoria has been compromised by its conversion to a hotel recreation facility so that it no longer retains the authenticity necessary for inclusion on the World Heritage List"
  • Stone Town of Zanzibar: The Old Dispensary was built "to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of the British Queen Victoria in 1887"
  • Tajik National Park: Karakul (Black Lake): British cartographers and the British administration in India gave the lake the name "Lake Victoria of the Pamirs" in honor of Queen Victoria, the British monarch. All British maps of the time, as well as Imperial Russian maps, used Victoria for the name of the lake. (wiki)
  • Valletta: Statue of Queen Victoria situated in"Republic Square"!
  • Victoria Falls: Inscribed in 1989 as Victoria Falls/Mosi-oa-Tunya. Named after Queen Victoria by David Livingstone during his 1852-6 journey from the Upper Zambezi to its mouth. As of Oct 2009 the park in Zimbabwe within which the falls are isutated is still called "Victoria Falls NP" altohugh the equivalent park on the Zambian side is called "Mosi-oa-Tunya NP".
  • Westminster: Victoria Tower at the Palace of Westminster: named after and first stone laid by Queen Victoria Link

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