List of places named after peace

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The following is a list of geographic names denoting the concept of peace, in their respective language.

Languages in this list[edit]

  • makmur – Arabic (’tranquility’)
  • salaam – Arabic
  • 安平 – Chinese, Mandarin (an’ping) or 平安 (ping’an) or simply 安 (an)
  • 长安 – Chinese, Mandarin (chang’an, eternal peace)
  • 和平 – Chinese, Mandarin (he’ping) or 平和 (ping’he)
  • 安 – Chinese, Teochew & Cantonese (on)
  • peace – English
  • paix – French
  • Frieden – German
  • salem – Hebrew
  • béke – Hungarian (cf. békés ’peaceful’)
  • 平安 – Japanese (hei’an)
  • 平和 – Japanese (heiwa)
  • sentosa – Malay
  • aman - Malay
  • paz - Portuguese
  • mir, myr – Russian, Ukrainian
  • paz – Spanish
  • สันติภาพ, สันติ (santiphap, santi) – Thai and Lao
  • an bình – Vietnamese equivalent of Chinese an’ping

List[edit]

Argentina[edit]

Bolivia[edit]

Brunei[edit]

Canada[edit]

China, PRC[edit]

Colombia[edit]

Costa Rica[edit]

Cyprus[edit]

Egypt[edit]

El Salvador[edit]

Germany[edit]

Haiti[edit]

Honduras[edit]

Hungary[edit]

Note that another county in Hungary (approx. 30 mi northeast of Békés) has a name with a quasi-opposite meaning, Heves, i.e. ’vehement.’

Indonesia[edit]

  • Province of Aceh, full name Naggroe Aceh Darussalam

Iran[edit]

Israel, Palestine[edit]

Japan[edit]

Malaysia[edit]

Mali[edit]

Mexico[edit]

North Korea[edit]

  • Hwapyong County, cognate of Chinese He’ping
  • Pyongan Province, North Korea (평안 = 平安 meaning peace)
  • Pyongyang, 평양 derived from 平壤, Peaceful Land (once formerly Chang’an; or 'eternal peace')

Philippines[edit]

Portugal[edit]

  • Beja, Portugal (from Latin Pax Julia via Arabic Baja)

Singapore[edit]

  • Sentosa island, from Malay 'peace'

South Africa[edit]

Spain[edit]

  • Badajoz, Spain (from Civitas Pacis, "town of peace" via Arabic)
  • Salem, Valencia

Sweden[edit]

Taiwan, ROC[edit]

Tanzania[edit]

Thailand[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

United States[edit]

Ukraine[edit]

Uruguay[edit]

Vietnam[edit]

Other[edit]

List of places indirectly named after peace[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]