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Columbia was the first popular and poetic name for the United States, and has inspired the names of many things. For the original Columbia, see Columbia (name). Columbia, late 19th century Representative symbol of the USA, from a Columbia Records phonograph cylinder package. ...


Places in North America

The Columbia River (French: fleuve Columbia) is a river in the Pacific Northwest region of North America. ... Upper Columbia United Tribes includes the Spokane, Coeur dAlene, Kalispel, Colville Confederated and Lakes-Okanogan tribes in Washington, Idaho and Montana, USA. This article relating to Indigenous peoples of North America is a stub. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo - Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 36 - Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 4th - Total 944,735 km... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... Mount Columbia is a mountain in the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness area of Colorado, United States. ... Mount Columbia, from summit of Snow Dome, Columbia Icefields, Alberta, Canada Mount Columbia is the highest point in Alberta, Canada and the second highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... See also Columbia Glacier (Alaska). ... This image shows Columbia Peak on the left, and Columbia Glacier on the right. ... Athabasca Glacier, Columbia Icefield, Canadian Rockies. ...

U.S. cities or towns

Nickname: Location in Richland County in the state of South Carolina Coordinates: , Country United States State South Carolina Counties Richland County, South Carolina Government  - Mayor Bob Coble, (D) Area  - City  133. ... Columbia is a town located in Houston County, Alabama. ... Columbia State Historic Park, August 2005 Columbia is a former California Gold Rush boom town that lives on as a state-preserved historic park and a National Historic Landmark that preserves the original, gold-rush-town flavor of the town, once dubbed the Gem of the Southern Mines. ... Columbia is a town located in Tolland County, Connecticut. ... Columbia is a city located primarily in Monroe County, Illinois and partially in St. ... Columbia is a city located in Marion County, Iowa. ... Columbia is a city located in Adair County, Kentucky. ... Columbia is a town located in Caldwell Parish, Louisiana. ... The People Tree statue has become a symbol of Columbia, Maryland. ... Columbia is a city in Marion County, Mississippi, United States, which was formed six years before Mississippi was admitted to statehood. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: Country United States State Missouri County Boone Government  - Mayor Darwin Hindman Area  - City  59 sq mi (138. ... Columbia is a town located in Coos County, New Hampshire. ... Knowlton Township is a Township in Warren County, New Jersey, United States. ... Columbia is a town located in Herkimer County, New York. ... Columbia is a town in Tyrrell County, North Carolina, United States. ... Columbia is a borough located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. ... Columbia is a city in Maury County, Tennessee, United States. ... Columbia is a town located in Fluvanna County, Virginia. ...

Other places in the U.S.

Columbia City is a city in Whitley County, Indiana, United States. ... Columbia City is a city located in Columbia County, Oregon. ... Columbia County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. ... Columbia County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Columbia County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. ... Location in the state of New York Formed 1786 Seat Hudson Area  - Total  - Water 1,679 km² (648 mi²) 32 km² (13 mi²) 1. ... Columbia County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... Columbia County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Columbia County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. ... Columbia Heights is a city located in Anoka County, Minnesota. ... The Tivoli Theatre, a renovated landmark on 14th Street NW, is a symbol of a revitalized Columbia Heights. ... Columbia Station, also known as Columbia Township or just Columbia, is the easternmost township in Lorain County, Ohio. ... Columbia Township is a township located in Jackson County, Michigan. ... Columbia Township is a township located in Tuscola County, Michigan. ... Columbia Township is a civil township in Van Buren County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... -1... West Columbia is a city in Brazoria County in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. ...

Places outside North America

Columbia Road Market is a street flower market located in East London between Bethnal Green and Hackney. ...

Well-known companies

Columbia 400 The Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation designs and builds light general aviation aircraft. ... Columbia Automobile Company was a leading early US manufacturer of electric automobiles. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... CBS Broadcasting, Inc. ... The Columbia Graphophone Company was one of the earliest gramophone companies in the United Kingdom. ... Columbia Helicopters Inc Boeing Vertol 107 C-FHFW and Boeing 234 N245CH rest on the company pad in Aurora, Oregon. ... Columbia Management Group is Bank of America Corporations primary investment management division. ... Columbia Masterworks Records is a subsidiary of Columbia Records. ... Columbia Music Entertainment TYO: 6791 is a Japanese record label founded in 1910 as the Nippon Phonograph Company. ... The Columbia Pictures logo from 1993 to the present Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. ... Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... Columbia Sussex is a private hospitality company based in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky. ... Columbia Sportswear Company NASDAQ: COLM is a United States company that manufactures and distributes outerwear and sportswear. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion, because: If you disagree with its speedy deletion, please explain why on its talk page or at Wikipedia:Speedy deletions. ...

Educational institutions

Columbia University is a private research university in the United States and a member of the prestigious Ivy League. ... Columbia College is the name of several institutions of higher education. ... Columbia Theological Seminary is one of the ten official Presbyterian Church (USA) seminaries. ... Columbia Union College is a liberal arts college located in Takoma Park, Maryland, USA. It is affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church. ... The University of the District of Columbia (also known as UDC) is a public university located in Washington, DC. The university was formed in 1977 through the amalgamation of the Federal City College and Washington Technical Institute - which had both been established in 1966 as the result of a study... The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a Canadian public university with its main campus located at Point Grey in the unincorporated Electoral Area A, immediately west of Vancouver, British Columbia. ... The University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) is a small, primarily undergraduate university whose main campus is in Prince George, British Columbia. ... The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is an institute of technology in Burnaby, British Columbia. ...


The Columbia Nuclear Generating Station, a nuclear power station, is a General Electric boiling water reactor located 12 miles (19 km) NW of Richland, Washington. ... NASAs 10,240-processor Columbia supercomputer is built from 20 SGI Altix systems, each powered by 512 Itanium 2 processors. ...



Space Shuttle Columbia (NASA Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-102) was the first spaceworthy space shuttle in NASAs orbital fleet. ... The Command/Service Module (CSM) was a spacecraft built for NASA by North American Aviation. ...


  • USS Columbia, several ships of the US Navy
  • HMS Columbia, several ships of the Royal Navy
  • Lightship Columbia, WLV-604, the first lightship on the Pacific Coast of the United States, docked in Astoria, Oregon
  • Columbia (excursion steamer), a historic excursion steamer docked in Ecorse, Michigan, United States
  • Columbia (1871 yacht), winner of the 1871 America's Cup race
  • Columbia (1899 yacht), winner of the 1899 and 1901 America's Cup races
  • Spirit of British Columbia British Columbia Ferry

Seven United States Navy ships have been named USS Columbia, after the personification of the United States, also after the city of Columbia, South Carolina. ... Lightship Columbia WLV-604 WLV-604 The first lightship on the Pacific Coast. ... Columbia, winner of the 1871 Americas Cup, as it appeared in the 1890s. ... Columbia vs. ...


  • Columbia, the type 2-4-2 railroad locomotive in the Whyte notation
  • Columbian (B&O), a former Baltimore and Ohio Railroad train between Jersey City, New Jersey and Chicago, Illinois
  • Columbian (passenger train), a former Milwaukee Road train between Chicago and Tacoma

2-4-2 is the Whyte notation for a Columbia-type railroad locomotive. ... The Columbian was a named passenger train operated by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. ... The Columbian was a named passenger train operated by the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. ...


Clarence Duncan Chamberlin (1893-1976) Clarence Duncan Chamberlin (1893-1976) Clarence Duncan Chamberlin (November 11, 1893 – October 30, 1976) was the second man to solo pilot across the Atlantic Ocean, and he was the first to carry a passenger. ... The Columbia was an American automobile built between 1897-1913 in Hartford, Connecticut. ...

Fictional uses

  • Columbia, a spaceship in Wally Wood's comic story Dark Side of the Moon, published in 1950
  • Columbia (NX-02), a fictional starship on the television series Star Trek: Enterprise
  • Columbia, a character in The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • Columbia Airlines, fictional airline from Airport 1975
  • a Battlestar from both the original and the re-imagined versions of the Battlestar Galactica T.V show
  • Columbia Internet, fictional company in User Friendly online comic strip

Wallace Wally Wood (born June 17, 1927, Menahga, Minnesota, United States; died November 2, 1981), was an American writer-artist best known for his work in EC Comics and Mad. ... Columbia (NX-02) an NX class starship in the Star Trek fictional universe which is featured on the television series Star Trek: Enterprise. ... The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 musical comedy film that parodies horror films, based on the British musical stage production The Rocky Horror Show, with the screenplay written by Richard OBrien and Jim Sharman. ... Columbia Air Lines is the name of a fictional airline. ... Battlestar Galactica. ... For the concept in software engineering, see user-friendliness. ...


Columbia, Gem of the Ocean is an United States patriotic song which was popular in the 19th and early 20th century. ... Columbia is a song by Britpop band Oasis. ... This article is about the DJ. For the American historian, see Paul Van Dyke. ... Hail, Columbia was the unofficial national anthem of the United States until its replacement in 1931 by the officially mandated Star-Spangled Banner. It was originally composed by Joseph Hopkinson in the late 18th century. ... Roll on Columbia is an American folk song written in 1941 by American folk singer Woody Guthrie, who popularized the song through his own recording of it. ...


Overview Columbia Station is located in the short subway section of the Expo Line in New Westminster. ... Columbia (also known as Nuna and, more recently, Hudsonland or Hudsonia) is the name of one of the Earths earliest supercontinents, which existed approximately 1. ... One-third scale replica of Daniel Chester Frenchs Republic, which stood in the great basin at the exposition, Chicago, 2004 The Worlds Columbian Exposition (also called The Chicago Worlds Fair), a Worlds Fair, was held in Chicago in 1893, to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher...

See also

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Columbia, the first orbiter in the Shuttle fleet, was named after the sloop that accomplished the first American circumnavigation of the globe.
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HST was berthed on the FSS in Columbia's payload bay by 1032 UTC.
Columbia University - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (4129 words)
Columbia University is a private university in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City and a member of the Ivy League.
Columbia Law School was founded in 1858, and the country's first mining school, a precursor of today's Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, was established in 1864.
Columbia's fencing team in the late 20th century was one of the nation's most successful, with NCAA team championships in 1987, 1988, 1989, 1992 and 1993.
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