BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Mount Mangin
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Mount - Variation of Mountain: Mass of land prominently elevated above the surrounding terrain, bounded by steep slopes and rising to a summit and/or peaks. [if "Mount" precedes the name, usually indicates that the feature is named after a person.
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: On BC-Alberta boundary, just N of Mount Joffre in Height of the Rockies Provincial Park, E of Invermere, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 50°32'30''N, 115°13'33''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD83
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 82J/11
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the 18th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, as labelled on BC-Alberta Boundary sheet # 9, surveyed in 1916, published 1917.
Source: BC place name cards & correspondence, and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.
Named in 1916 by interprovincial boundary surveyors, after General Charles Marie Emmanuel Mangin (1866-1925), commander of French Armies, who won honours in the 2nd Battle of Artois - "The Labyrinth" - May 1915, and further distinguished himself the following year at the 2nd Battle of Verdun.
Source: BC place name cards & correspondence, and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.