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Aachen

Aachen (North Rhine–Westphalia/Germany)   Quick reference

The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names (4 ed.)

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Derived from the Old High German aha ‘water’, a reference to the springs here. The springs of Grannus were named

Aalsmeer

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The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names (4 ed.)

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A municipality with a name meaning ‘Eel Lake’ from aal ‘eel’, and meer ‘lake’ which was known for its eels.

Aarau

Aarau (Switzerland)   Quick reference

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Located on the River Aare from which it gets its name. Au is a form of Aue ‘meadow’. Founded in

Aargau

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A canton which joined the Swiss Confederation in 1803. It is drained by the River Aare from which it

Aasiaat

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‘The Spiders’ in Inuktitut. The original Inuktitut name was Asiaat. In the centre of a populated region on the west

Ābādān

Ābādān (Iran, Turkmenistan)   Quick reference

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1. Iran: an island and city possibly named after ′Abbad ibn al-Hussein, a holy man who founded a garrison

Abakan

Abakan (Khakasiya Republic/Russia)   Quick reference

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Founded in 1707 as a fortress, it was named after the River Abakan with usta ‘mouth (of the river)’. There

Abancay

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Named after the amankay, the Quechua for a flower similar to the white lily.

Abarqū

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Possibly derived from bare-kuh ‘On a Mountain’ or ‘By the Mountain’. It is located at a height of nearly 5 000

Abasolo

Abasolo (Mexico)   Quick reference

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Three states have places with this name, all in honour of Mariano Abasolo (1780–1819), who played a significant

Abay

Abay (Kazakhstan)   Quick reference

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Founded as a coal-mining settlement in 1949 and renamed in 1961 after Abay Ibrahim Qunanbayuli (1845–1904), perhaps Kazakhstan’s

Abberley

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A Dictionary of British Place Names

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Edboldelege 1086 (db). ‘Woodland clearing of a man called Ēadbeald’. OE pers. name + lēah.

Abberton

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A Dictionary of British Place Names

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Eadbrihtincgtun 972, Edbretintune 1086 (db). ‘Estate associated with a man called Ēadbeorht’. OE pers. name + -ing-

Abberton

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A Dictionary of British Place Names

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Edburgetuna 1086 (db). ‘Farmstead or estate of a woman called Ēadburh’. OE pers. name + tūn.

Abberwick

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Alburwic 1170. ‘Dwelling or (dairy) farm of a woman called Aluburh or Alhburh’. OE pers. name + wīc.

Abbeville

Abbeville (France, USA)   Quick reference

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France (Hauts-de-France): derived from the original Latin name, Abbatis Villa, the present ‘Abbot’s Village’, from abbé ‘abbot’ and ville,

Abbeydorney

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A Dictionary of British Place Names

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(Mainistir Ó dTorna) Kerry. ‘Abbey of Uí Thorna’.

Abbeyfeale

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A Dictionary of British Place Names

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(Mainistir na Féile) Limerick. ‘Abbey of the River Feale’.

Abbeylara

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A Dictionary of British Place Names

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(Mainistir Leathrátha) Longford. ‘Abbey of the half ring-fort’.

Abbeyleix

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(Mainistir Laoise) Laois. ‘Abbey of Laois’.

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