Malakwa

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Malakwa
Malakwa is located in British Columbia
Malakwa
Malakwa
Location of Malakwa in British Columbia
Coordinates: 50°56′00″N 118°48′00″W / 50.93333°N 118.80000°W / 50.93333; -118.80000Coordinates: 50°56′00″N 118°48′00″W / 50.93333°N 118.80000°W / 50.93333; -118.80000
Country Canada
Province British Columbia

Malakwa is a settlement in Shuswap Country in the Southern Interior of British Columbia, Canada, in the Eagle River valley, along the Trans-Canada Highway between Sicamous and Revelstoke. It had a population of 649 people in 2001.

The name comes from the Chinook Jargon word for mosquito, adapted from the French le maringouin.

References[edit]

  • http://www.bcstats.gov.bc.ca/DATA/cen01/profiles/detailed/39043206.pdf
  • http://www.britishcolumbia.com/regions/towns/?townID=4132
  • "Malakwa (community)". BC Geographical Names.