Welsh place names in other countries
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Welsh place names in other countries is a list of placenames in countries outside of Wales which are named after places in Wales, or derived from the Welsh language, or are known to be named after a Welsh person.
- New South Wales - Captain James Cook originally called it 'New Wales', later adding the 'South'.
- Aberglasslyn - likely corruption of Aberglaslyn
- Allynbrook - from River Alyn
- Bangor - named after the birthplace of the landowner.
- Cardiff - name suggested by a Welsh settler in 1889.
- Llanarth - suburb of Bathurst, from Llanarth
- Llangothlin - anglicisation of Llangollen
- Swansea - a coal mining community.
- Western Australia
- Bangor Ridge (Portland)
- Llandilo (Westmoreland)
- Llandovery (St Ann)
- Western Cwm - a glacial valley on the face of Mount Everest (cwm is Welsh for 'valley')
- North Island
- Bryn Derwen
- Swansea - a former copper mining town.
- Cardiff - formerly a slate mining town
- New York
- Welsh exonyms
- Welsh placenames
- Welsh settlement in the Americas
- Welsh settlement in Argentina
- Welsh Tract, Pennsylvania
- Captain Cook's Journal: Preface, The University of Adelaide eBooks. Retrieved 2012-01-12.
- Dr. Rebecca Tortello, The People Who Came, The Gleanor, June 7, 2004. Retrieved 2012-01-12.
- The Quakers of Dolgellau, BBC North West Wales, 17 January 2008. Retrieved 2012-01-14.
- 0966e Gwefan Cymru-Catalonia, The Wales Catalonia website. Retrieved 2012-01-14.