List of places named after people

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There are a number of places named after famous people. For more on the general etymology of place names see toponymy. For other lists of eponyms (names derived from people) see eponym.

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Continents[edit]

Countries[edit]

This is a summary of country name etymologies.

Former countries[edit]

Self-governing overseas territories[edit]

Towns and cities[edit]

Many smaller European towns and cities are named after their founders, often dating back many hundreds of years. Often, there is not much known about them today. In Europe and South America, it is common practice to name (and often rename) birthplace towns for political leaders or distinguished figures. There are other cases of this phenomenon present across the continents, especially in regions dominated by a hegemonic political ideology, such as Communism, Conservatism, Imperialism, or Fascism.

Afghanistan[edit]

Albania[edit]

Algeria[edit]

Angola[edit]

  • Moçâmedes – Governor General of Angola, José D'Almeida Vasconcelos de Oliveira de Soveral e Carvalho, Baron of Mossâmedes
  • Patrice Lumumba, Luanda – Patrice Lumumba, Congolese Prime Minister
  • Viana, Luanda – Governor General of Angola, Horácio José de Sá Viana Rebelo

Andorra[edit]

Antigua and Barbuda[edit]

Argentina[edit]

Armenia[edit]

Former:

Australia[edit]

Austria[edit]

Azerbaijan[edit]

Alternate:

Former:

Bahamas[edit]

Bahrain[edit]

Bangladesh[edit]

Barbados[edit]

Belarus[edit]

Belgium[edit]

Belize[edit]

Benin[edit]

  • Malanville – Henri Malan, French Governor of Dahomey

Bermuda[edit]

Bhutan[edit]

Bolivia[edit]

Bosnia and Herzegovina[edit]

Botswana[edit]

Brazil[edit]

For a longer list, please see List of places in Brazil named after people.

Brunei[edit]

Bulgaria[edit]

Former:

Burkina Faso[edit]

Cambodia[edit]

Canada[edit]

Central African Republic[edit]

Chad[edit]

Formerly "Fort-Lamy" was taken named of N'DjamenaAmédée-François Lamy, an army officer

Chile[edit]

China[edit]

Colombia[edit]

Democratic Republic of the Congo[edit]

  • Lumumba (Lodja) - Patrice Lumumba, First Prime Minister of Democratic Republic of Congo

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Republic of the Congo[edit]

Costa Rica[edit]

Croatia[edit]

Former:

Cuba[edit]

Curaçao[edit]

Czech Republic[edit]

Former:

Denmark[edit]

In Greenland:

In Bornholm:

Dominica[edit]

Dominican Republic[edit]

Former:

East Timor[edit]

Ecuador[edit]

Egypt[edit]

El Salvador[edit]

Equatorial Guinea[edit]

Estonia[edit]

Former:

Ethiopia[edit]

Falkland Islands[edit]

Finland[edit]

France[edit]

Gabon[edit]

Germany[edit]

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Georgia[edit]

Former:

Ghana[edit]

Greece[edit]

Grenada[edit]

Guatemala[edit]

Guinea Bissau[edit]

Guyana[edit]

Haiti[edit]

Honduras[edit]

Hong Kong[edit]

Hungary[edit]

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Iceland[edit]

India[edit]

Indonesia[edit]

Former:

  • Sukarnapura was the name of Jayapura – Sukarno, President of Indonesia

Iran[edit]

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Iraq[edit]

Ireland (Republic of)[edit]

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Israel[edit]

Former:

Italy[edit]

Ivory Coast[edit]

Jamaica[edit]

Japan[edit]

Jordan[edit]

Kazakhstan[edit]

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Kenya[edit]

Kosovo[edit]

Kuwait[edit]

Kyrgyzstan[edit]

Former:

Laos[edit]

Latvia[edit]

Former:

Lebanon[edit]

Former:

  • Laodicea in Phoenicia was an ancient name of Beirut – royal woman named Laodice among the Seleucid dynasty

Lesotho[edit]

Liberia[edit]

Libya[edit]

Lithuania[edit]

Luxembourg[edit]

Macedonia[edit]

Former:

Malaysia[edit]

Malawi[edit]

Malta[edit]

Mauritius[edit]

Mexico[edit]

Aguascalientes

Baja California

Baja California Sur

Campeche


Chiapas

Chihuahua

Coahuila

Colima

Durango

Guanajuato

Guerrero

Hidalgo

Jalisco

Mexico (State)

Mexico City

Michoacan

Morelos

Nayarit

Nuevo Leon

Oaxaca

Puebla

Queretaro

Quintana Roo

San Luis Potosi

Sinaloa

Sonora

Tabasco

Tamaulipas

Tlaxcala

Veracruz

Yucatan

Zacatecas

Moldova[edit]

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Mongolia[edit]

Montenegro[edit]

Former:

Morocco[edit]

Mozambique[edit]

Myanmar[edit]

Namibia[edit]

Nepal[edit]

Netherlands[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

Nicaragua[edit]

Nigeria[edit]

North Korea[edit]

Norway[edit]

Former:

Oman[edit]

Pakistan[edit]

Former:

Panama[edit]

Papua New Guinea[edit]

Paraguay[edit]

Peru[edit]

Philippines[edit]

Poland[edit]

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Portugal[edit]

Puerto Rico[edit]

Qatar[edit]

Romania[edit]

Former:

Russia[edit]

Former:

Saint Kitts and Nevis[edit]

Saint Lucia[edit]

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines[edit]

São Tomé e Príncipe[edit]

Saudi Arabia[edit]

Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha[edit]

Senegal[edit]

Serbia[edit]

Former:

Sierra Leone[edit]

Singapore[edit]

Slovakia[edit]

Slovenia[edit]

Somalia[edit]

Former:

  • Bandar Qassim was the name of Bosaso – named after city's founder Qassim

South Africa[edit]

Western Cape

Eastern Cape

Northern Cape

Free State

Gauteng

KwaZulu-Natal

Limpopo

Mpumalanga

North West

Former:

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands[edit]

Former:

South Korea[edit]

Spain[edit]

Former:

Sudan[edit]

Suriname[edit]

Swaziland[edit]

Sweden[edit]

Switzerland[edit]

Syria[edit]

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Tajikistan[edit]

Former:

Thailand[edit]

Trinidad and Tobago[edit]

Tunisia[edit]

Turkey[edit]

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Turkmenistan[edit]

Former:

Uganda[edit]

Ukraine[edit]

Former:

United Arab Emirates[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

Great Britain[edit]

Northern Ireland[edit]

United States[edit]

United States Virgin Islands[edit]

Uruguay[edit]

Uzbekistan[edit]

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Venezuela[edit]

Vietnam[edit]

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Zambia[edit]

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Zimbabwe[edit]

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roshen Dalal (2010). The Religions of India: A Concise Guide to Nine Major Faiths. Penguin Books India. p. 57. ISBN 978-0-14-341517-6. 
  2. ^ Port Said
  3. ^ Ghana Place Names: Kofi Pare
  4. ^ Ghana Place Names: Queen Anne's Point
  5. ^ Ghana Place Names: Techiman
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay SA Association of Municipal Employees (1983). 1983 Official South African Municipal Yearbook
  7. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-10.