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 Latin America it is common practice to name (and often rename) birthplace towns for political leaders or distinguished figures.

Afghanistan[edit]

Albania[edit]

Algeria[edit]

Andorra[edit]

Argentina[edit]

Armenia[edit]

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Australia[edit]

Austria[edit]

Azerbaijan[edit]

Alternate:

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Bahrain[edit]

Bangladesh[edit]

Barbados[edit]

Belarus[edit]

Belgium[edit]

Belize[edit]

Bermuda[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]

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Burkina Faso[edit]

Cambodia[edit]

Canada[edit]

Chad[edit]

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

Chile[edit]

China[edit]

Colombia[edit]

Democratic Republic of the Congo[edit]

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Republic of the Congo[edit]

Costa Rica[edit]

Former Names[edit]

Croatia[edit]

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Cuba[edit]

Curaçao[edit]

Czech Republic[edit]

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Denmark[edit]

In Greenland:

In Bornholm:

Dominican Republic[edit]

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Ecuador[edit]

Egypt[edit]

El Salvador[edit]

Equatorial Guinea[edit]

Estonia[edit]

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Falkland Islands[edit]

Finland[edit]

France[edit]

French Guiana[edit]

Gabon[edit]

Germany[edit]

Former names[edit]

Georgia[edit]

Former names


Ghana[edit]

Greece[edit]

Guatemala[edit]

Guyana[edit]

Haiti[edit]

Honduras[edit]

Hong Kong[edit]

Hungary[edit]

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Iceland[edit]

India[edit]

Indonesia[edit]

  • Jayapura – Indonesian President Suharto, who wanted to glorify his victories fighting Operation Trikora against the Netherlands

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Iran[edit]

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Iraq[edit]

Ireland (Republic of)[edit]

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Israel[edit]

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Italy[edit]

Jamaica[edit]

Japan[edit]

Jordan[edit]

Kazakhstan[edit]

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Kosovo[edit]

Kuwait[edit]

Kyrgyzstan[edit]

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Laos[edit]

Latvia[edit]

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Lebanon[edit]

Former:

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

Liberia[edit]

Libya[edit]

Lithuania[edit]

Luxembourg[edit]

Macedonia[edit]

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Malaysia[edit]

Malawi[edit]

Malta[edit]

Mauritius[edit]

Mexico[edit]

Moldova[edit]

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Mongolia[edit]

Montenegro[edit]

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Morocco[edit]

Myanmar[edit]

Namibia[edit]

Nepal[edit]

Netherlands[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

Nicaragua[edit]

Nigeria[edit]

North Korea[edit]

Norway[edit]

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Pakistan[edit]

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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]

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Russia[edit]

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Saudi Arabia[edit]

Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha[edit]

Senegal[edit]

Serbia[edit]

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Sierra Leone[edit]

Slovakia[edit]

Slovenia[edit]

Somalia[edit]

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  • 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

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South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands[edit]

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Spain[edit]

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Sudan[edit]

Suriname[edit]

Sweden[edit]

Switzerland[edit]

Syria[edit]

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Tajikistan[edit]

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Thailand[edit]

Trinidad and Tobago[edit]

Tunisia[edit]

Turkey[edit]

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Turkmenistan[edit]

Former Names

Uganda[edit]

Ukraine[edit]

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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. ^ Ghana Place Names: Kofi Pare
  2. ^ Ghana Place Names: Queen Anne's Point
  3. ^ Ghana Place Names: Techiman
  4. ^ 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
  5. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-10.