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  1. The capital of British Columbia, Canada, on southeast Vancouver Island at the eastern end of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Founded in 1843 as a Hudson's Bay Company outpost, it became provincial capital in the late 1860s. Population: 74,125.
  2. The capital of Hong Kong, China, on the northwest coast of Hong Kong Island. It has extensive shipping facilities and is the seat of the University of Hong Kong (established 1911). Population: 1,361,200.
  3. The capital of Seychelles, on the northeast coast of Mahé Island on the Indian Ocean. Population: 23,200.
  4. A city of southeast Texas southeast of San Antonio. It is connected with the Intracoastal Waterway by the Victoria Barge Canal. Population: 61,000.

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