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Aachen

Aachen (North Rhine–Westphalia/Germany)   Quick reference

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Derived from the Old High German aha ‘water’, a reference to the springs here. The springs of Grannus were named after the Celtic god of healing and later used as baths by the Romans. The ... More
Aalsmeer

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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

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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 takes its name with the additional German ...

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 coast of Greenland, the name gives the idea of a spider’s web, although ... More
Ābādān

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

Abakan

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Founded in 1707 as a fortress, it was named after the River Abakan with usta ‘mouth (of the river)’. There are several legends as to how the river got its name which means ‘Bear’s Blood’ ... More
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 feet (1 525 m)....

Abasolo

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

Abay

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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 greatest poet and a folk hero. He was given the nickname ... More
Abberley

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

Abberton

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

Abberton

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

Abberwick

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

Abbeville

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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, belonged to the abbots of St Riquier during the ... More
Abbeydorney

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

Abbeyfeale

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

Abbeylara

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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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