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Ten places named after Queen Elizabeth II

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Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8, 2022. She was 96 and was Britain’s longest-serving monarch who reigned for 70 years. During all these years, the queen has visited many places in the world and left her mark. There are also many places named after him. By Travel + Leisure

Here are 10 places around the world named after Queen Elizabeth II:

Queen Elizabeth Land

About 437,000 square kilometers (169,000 square miles) of British Antarctic Territory was named after the monarch to mark her Diamond Jubilee in 2012. The triangular segment is almost twice the size of Britain and is s extends from the South Pole to the Ronne Ice Shelf on the Weddell Sea.

Land of Princess Elizabeth

Seven decades earlier, in 1931, this slice of Antarctica was discovered by the British, Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition and named after young Elizabeth, who was third in line to the throne. Covering roughly the southern part of India, it is now part of the Australian Antarctic Territory.

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London

The former east London wasteland which hosted the 2012 Olympics was renamed after the Games to mark the Diamond Jubilee celebrating 60 years on the throne. Queen Elizabeth memorably opened the Olympics with footage that appeared to show her parachuting into the stadium with James Bond.

Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

Straddling the equator, the East African country’s most-visited national park is known for its lions, hippos, elephants, crocodiles and leopards, as well as its volcanic cones and crater lakes . The 1,978 square kilometer park was renamed after a visit from the monarch in 1954.

Queen Elizabeth II 9/11 Garden, New York

The small park in Hanover Square was created to commemorate the 67 British victims of the 2001 terrorist attacks in the city, but was renamed in 2012 when it was repurposed as a memorial site for all Commonwealth victims. The monarch officially opened the garden in Lower Manhattan in 2010.

Queen Elizabeth Islands, Canada

The Parry Archipelago was renamed in 1953 to mark the coronation. Canada’s northernmost group of islands includes Ellesmere Island, the 10th largest in the world. Despite their vast area of ​​4,19,061 square kilometres, the Arctic islands have only 400 inhabitants. At the top of Ellesmere is Alert, the northernmost settlement in the world.

The Queen’s Terminal, London Heathrow Airport

Heathrow’s new Terminal 2, worth £2.5 billion (INR 2, 30, 36, 21, 75,000), was officially opened by the monarch in 2014. About a quarter of passengers on ‘Heathrow pass through the T2. The sovereign has never used the terminal: there is a lavish VIP terminal used by heads of state elsewhere in the airport.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hong Kong

Once the largest general hospital in the Commonwealth, the Kowloon facility opened in 1963, when Hong Kong was still a British colony. The monarch’s husband, Prince Philip, laid the foundation stone. Hong Kong’s largest hospital is the main treatment center for civil disasters and patients transferred by helicopter.

Queenstown, Singapore

Queenstown was the first new town built on the island of the city-state to cope with its burgeoning population and was named to mark the coronation of 1953. Around 1,00,000 people live in the 20 square kilometer area . Developed as a self-contained community, it is largely home to older original residents in high-rise and low-rise buildings.

Elizabeth Quay, Perth

Intended to showcase Western Australia’s capital on the international stage, the new district contains a mix of luxury hotels, apartments, office buildings and restaurants. The artificial entrance to Swan River officially opened in 2016. The new entertainment and leisure district has been billed as “the place to be, see and do” in Perth.

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