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Queen Elizabeth’s name has been used for 51 destinations around the world

Queen Elizabeth, 91, is the most well-travelled British monarch in history, having visited over 130 countries during her reign.

Whilst she has yet to visit countries such as Greece and Israel, she has explored many other countries with Canada being the one with the most visits.

During her time abroad, many locations have also been named in her honour.

This huge number doesn’t include buildings or awards of which there are numerous.

Canada has named the most places after her with 23 spots

The Queen has had her name used for a whopping 51 destinations around the world.

Canada has named the most places after her with 23 spots, just one more than the number of visits she has partaken during her reign.

Some of these include Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver, Queen Elizabeth Gardens in Ontario and Queen Elizabeth Islands in the Northwest Territories.

Australia comes in second having named six places after her, with Elizabeth Town in Tasmania and City of Elizabeth in South Australia.

Shockingly, the UK also only has five places named after Her Royal Majesty, such as Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in East London, and Queen Elizabeth Forest Park in Scotland.

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Queen Elizabeth had a town named after her in Tasmania after visiting Australia

Other places around the world have named destinations after Queen Elizabeth, usually after she has visited the country in honour of her.

Queenstown in Singapore was named to honour her coronation in 1952, and Princess Elizabeth Island in Zimbabwe after her father George IV’s insistence.

She isn’t the first female royal leader to have many places named after her, however.

Queen Victoria also had many lands famously named after her, such as Queensland in New Zealand, Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and Victoria Park in London, just one of hundreds in the UK.

According to the BBC, Queen Elizabeth beats Queen Victoria for road names, having 237 compares to 153 in the UK.

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Queen Elizabeth Park is also found in Vancouver, Canada

Queen Elizabeth favoured one method of travel when visiting countries on state visits.

The Royal Yacht Britannia was once stated to be the only place she could truly relax, as she sailed around the world with her family.

She famously shed a tear when the boat was decommissioned in 1997.

Some political parties are campaigning to bring a similar vessel back, despite the huge costs of maintaining.

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