Harewood, British Columbia

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Harewood is the name of a lake and a plain of the Canadian province of British Columbia. It is located 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) south of Nanaimo, on the east coast of Vancouver Island. Its geographical coordinates are 49°08′N 123°57′W / 49.133°N 123.950°W / 49.133; -123.950[1] The name has been in use since at least 1913, when Harewood referred to a small mining village in the area, no longer existing. The mine was owned in part by the seventh son of the third son of the Earl of Harewood.[2] Today, the name "Harewood" is still in use to refer to a neighbourhood in south Nanaimo. It is also used as a street name and as a name for some other community amenities.


References[edit]

  1. ^ Natural Resources Canada
  2. ^ BC Geographical Names Information System