BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Kitwanga
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Community
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: ON Kitwangar I.R.1, N. side of Skeena River, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 55°06'00''N, 128°04'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD27
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 103P/1
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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