List of towns and cities with names derived from the word salt
This is a list of towns and cities whose names are derived from the word "salt" in various languages.
Asin is the Filipino word for salt. Several places associated with salt production in the Philippines include:
- Asingan, Pangasinan
- Maasin, Iloilo
- Malate, Manila - from the Filipino word maalat meaning "salty"
- Seille River - meaning "salty" river
Wich and wych are names also used to denote brine springs or wells. By the eleventh century, use of the -wich suffix was extended to town placenames associated with salt production. At least nine English towns and cities carry the suffix, although only five are commonly connected to salt: Droitwich in Worcestershire and the four Cheshire "wiches" of Middlewich, Nantwich, Northwich and Leftwich.