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This new kind of geographical dictionary lists earlier and current trade names of greater than 7,000 areas. It focuses rather on placenames with reputable or semiofficial prestige instead of nicknames or colloquial abbreviations. exchange placenames are vital for historic and geographical purposes, and even though they predominate in nations that experience passed through wars and invasions, such trade names can both good outcome from political or administrative alterations. as well as the genuine facts on the topic of every one access, the dictionary additionally reviews on names and their origins the place applicable. Appendices concentrate on placenames in non-English languages and on locations that have been renamed in fictional works.

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Caerleon (town, southeastern Wales) : Welsh Caerllion-ar-Wysg, Roman Isca (The Roman name is that of the river here, itself giving the modern name of Usk. ) Caerphilly (town, southeastern Wales) : Welsh Caerffili Caerwent (village, southeastern Wales) : Roman Venta Silurum Caesaraugusta see Saragossa Caesarea (ancient city, western Israel) : Hebrew Horbat Qesari; Roman Caesarea Maritima; alternate Roman Caesarea Palaestina; originally Greek Strato’s Tower (The Hebrew name means “ruins of Caesarea,” referring to the biblical city built by Herod the Great.

Cp. ) Basses-Alpes see Alpes-de-Haute-Provence Basses-Pyrénées see Pyrénées-Atlantiques Bassett-town see 2Washington Bassopiano Orientale see Massawa Bastenaken see Bastogne Basti see Baza Bastogne (town, southeastern Belgium) : Flemish Bastenaken Basutoland see Lesotho Batalhão see Taperoá Batalpashinsk see Cherkessk Batalpashinskaya see Cherkessk Batavia see Jakarta Batbakkara see Amangeldy 1 Bath (city, southwestern England) : Medieval Latin Bathonia; Roman Aquae Sulis; alternate Roman Aquae Calidae 2 Bath (village, Ontario, southeastern Canada) : to 1812 Ernestown Bath see Berkeley Springs Bathonia see 1Bath Bathurst (town, New Brunswick, eastern Canada) : to 1826 St.

Caerleon (town, southeastern Wales) : Welsh Caerllion-ar-Wysg, Roman Isca (The Roman name is that of the river here, itself giving the modern name of Usk. ) Caerphilly (town, southeastern Wales) : Welsh Caerffili Caerwent (village, southeastern Wales) : Roman Venta Silurum Caesaraugusta see Saragossa Caesarea (ancient city, western Israel) : Hebrew Horbat Qesari; Roman Caesarea Maritima; alternate Roman Caesarea Palaestina; originally Greek Strato’s Tower (The Hebrew name means “ruins of Caesarea,” referring to the biblical city built by Herod the Great.

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