Kitwanga

Feature Type:Community - An unincorporated populated place, generally with a population of 50 or more, and having a recognized central area that might contain a post office, store and/or community hall, etc, intended for the use of the general public in the region.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: ON Kitwangar I.R.1, N. side of Skeena River, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 55°06'00''N, 128°04'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 103P/1

Origin Notes and History:

Kitwanga (village) adopted 2 April 1912 on Ottawa file OBF 0135. Identified as Kitwanga (Post Office) in the 1953 BC Gazetteer. Form of name changed to Kitwanga (community) 14 January 1983 on 103P/1.

Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.

Gitwangak Post Office was opened 1 January 1910. Spelling changed to Kitwanga Post Office 1 August 1917.

Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.

Kitwanga means "(people of the) place of rabbits" Gitwangak is the preferred modern spelling.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office