Esquimalt skwī´môlt, –mălt, ĕskwī´– [key], regional district (1991 pop. 16,129), on Vancouver Island, SW British Columbia, Canada, just SW of Victoria. It has the chief naval station and naval dockyard of W Canada. The station was established by the British government in 1855 and taken over by Canada in 1906.
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