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.

Continents[edit]

Countries[edit]

This is a summary of country name etymologies.

Former countries[edit]

Self-governing overseas territories[edit]

"Lands" of Antarctica[edit]

Towns and cities[edit]

Afghanistan[edit]

Albania[edit]

Algeria[edit]

Angola[edit]

  • Comandante Valódia (Luanda) – Joaquim Domingos Augusto "Valódia" (died 1975), one of the prominent generals during the Angolan War of Independence
  • Moçâmedes – Governor General of Angola, José D'Almeida Vasconcelos de Oliveira de Soveral e Carvalho, Baron of Mossâmedes (died 1805)
  • Nelito Soares (Luanda) – Nelito Soares (1943–1975), Angolan revolutionary
  • Patrice Lumumba, Luanda – Patrice Lumumba, Congolese Prime Minister
  • Porto Alexandre, Angola - James Edward Alexander
  • Rocha Pinto (Luanda) – João Teixeira Pinto
  • Viana, Luanda – Governor General of Angola, Horácio José de Sá Viana Rebelo (1910–1995)

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Andorra[edit]

Antigua and Barbuda[edit]

Argentina[edit]

Armenia[edit]

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Australia[edit]

Austria[edit]

Azerbaijan[edit]

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Bahamas[edit]

Bahrain[edit]

Bangladesh[edit]

Barbados[edit]

Belarus[edit]

Belgium[edit]

Belize[edit]

Benin[edit]

  • Malanville – Henri Malan, French Governor of Dahomey

Bermuda[edit]

Bhutan[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]

Central African Republic[edit]

Chad[edit]

  • Faya-Largeau – French Colonel, Étienne Largeau (1867–1916)

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Chile[edit]

China[edit]

Colombia[edit]

Democratic Republic of the Congo[edit]

  • Cité Maman Mobutu (Kinshasa) – Marie-Antoinette Mobutu (1941–1977), First Lady of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Cité Mzee Laurent Désiré Kabila (Kinshasa) – Laurent-Désiré Kabila, President
  • Lumumba (Lodja) – Patrice Lumumba, First Prime Minister

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Republic of the Congo[edit]

Costa Rica[edit]

Croatia[edit]

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Cuba[edit]

Curaçao[edit]

Cyprus[edit]

Czech Republic[edit]

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Denmark[edit]

In Greenland:

In Bornholm:

Dominica[edit]

Dominican Republic[edit]

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East Timor[edit]

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  • Vila Armindo Monteiro was the name of Bobonaro - Armindo Monteiro (1896-1955), Portuguese university professor, businessman, diplomat, and politician
  • Vila Eduardo Marques was the name of Bazartete - Eduardo Marques (1867-1944), Portuguese military and officer
  • Vila Filomeno da Câmara was the name of Same, East Timor - Filomeno da Câmara de Melo Cabral (1873-1934), Governor of Portuguese Timor
  • Vila General Carmona was the name of Aileu - Oscar Carmona, Portuguese president
  • Vila Salazar was the name of Baucau - António de Oliveira Salazar

Ecuador[edit]

Egypt[edit]

El Salvador[edit]

Equatorial Guinea[edit]

Estonia[edit]

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Eswatini (Swaziland)[edit]

Ethiopia[edit]

Falkland Islands[edit]

Finland[edit]

France[edit]

Gabon[edit]

Germany[edit]

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Georgia[edit]

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Ghana[edit]

Greece[edit]

Grenada[edit]

Guatemala[edit]

Guinea Bissau[edit]

Guyana[edit]

Haiti[edit]

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Honduras[edit]

Hong Kong[edit]

Hungary[edit]

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Iceland[edit]

  • Grímsey – Grími Ingjaldsson, who have a winter residence in their island
  • Ólafsfjörður – Ólafur Bekkur Karlsson

India[edit]

Indonesia[edit]

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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]

Ivory Coast[edit]

Jamaica[edit]

Japan[edit]

Jordan[edit]

Kazakhstan[edit]

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Kenya[edit]

Kosovo[edit]

Kuwait[edit]

Kyrgyzstan[edit]

  • Аbdrakhmanov (Issyk-Kul) – Yusup Abdrakhmanov (1901–1938), Kirghiz politician
  • Abdy-Suerkulov (Toktogul) – Abdy Suerkulov (1912–1992), Kirghiz Prime Minister
  • Absamat Masaliev (Kadamjay) – Absamat Masaliyev
  • Aldashev (Jeti-Ögüz) – Abdulkhai Aldashev (1918–2003), Kirghiz pharmacologist, toxicologist and translator
  • Alla-Anarov (Aravan) – Alla Anarov (1907–1979), cotton producer
  • Aydaraliev (Talas) – Rysbek Aidaraliev (1922–1998), Kirghiz public figure
  • Amanbayevo – Akhmat Amanbayev (1920–1964), Kirghiz compositor
  • Anan'yevo – one of the Panfilov's Twenty-Eight Guardsmen, Nikolay Yakovlevich Anan'yev (1912–1941)
  • Baetov – Kirghiz singer and composer Musa Baetov (1902–1949)
  • Bokonbayevo – Kirghiz poet and dramatist, Dzhoomart Bokonbaev (1910–1944)
  • Dokturbek Kurmanaliev (Ysyk-Ata) – Dokturbek Kurmanaliev (1948–2004)
  • Ibraimov – Kyrgyz Prime Minister Sultan Ibraimov
  • Imeni Aliaskara Toktonalieva (Ysyk-Ata) – Aliaskar Toktonaliev (1929–1990), Finance Minister
  • Imeni Suymenkula Chokmorova – Kyrgyz film actor Suimenkul Chokmorov
  • Imeni Toktomata Zulpueva (Nookat) – Toktomat Zulpuev (1925–1995)
  • Isanov (Osh) – Nasirdin Isanov
  • Jalal-AbadJalal-ud-Din Muhammad Akbar
  • Karasaev (Tüp) – Kusein Karasaev (1901–1998), Kirghiz linguist
  • Kochubaev (Osh) – Toi'chu Tagaevich Kochubaev (1922–1981), Kirghiz Socialist workers' hero
  • Kulatov (Nookat) – Turabay Kulatov (1908–1984), Kirghiz Prime Minister
  • Kurmanbek (Suzak) – Kurmanbek Batyr, mythical hero
  • Lenin District, BishkekVladimir Lenin
  • Manas DistrictManas, mythical Kyrgyz national hero
  • Mavlyanov (Aksy) – Junai Mavlyanov (1923–2003), writer and poet
  • Mombekovo (Nooken) – Yusup Mombekov (1926–1983), Kirghiz socialist workers' hero
  • Nazaraliev (Aksy) – Orozaaly Nazaraliev (1898–1957), Kirghiz educator
  • Nurzhanov (Talas) – Akmatbek Nurzhanov (1922–1987), Kirghiz socialist workers' hero
  • Orozbekovo (Batken) – Abdykadyr Orozbekov (1889–1938), Kirghiz statesman
  • Osmonkulov (Talas) – Iskender Osmonkulov (1907–1992), Kirghiz socialist workers' hero
  • Panfilov District, KyrgyzstanIvan Panfilov
  • Sverdlov District, BishkekYakov Sverdlov
  • Shopokov – Kyrgyz World War II hero Duyshenkul Shopokov (1915–1941)
  • Toktogul – Kyrgyz Musician Toktogul Satilganov
  • Zharkynbayevo – Kyrgyz hero Kazak Zharkynbaev (1911–1969)

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Laos[edit]

Latvia[edit]

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Lebanon[edit]

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

Lesotho[edit]

Liberia[edit]

Libya[edit]

Lithuania[edit]

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Luxembourg[edit]

Macedonia[edit]

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Malaysia[edit]

Malawi[edit]

Mali[edit]

Malta[edit]

Mauritania[edit]

Mauritius[edit]

Mexico[edit]

Moldova[edit]

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Mongolia[edit]

Montenegro[edit]

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Morocco[edit]

Mozambique[edit]

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Myanmar[edit]

Namibia[edit]

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Nepal[edit]

Netherlands[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

Nicaragua[edit]

Niger[edit]

Nigeria[edit]

North Korea[edit]

Norway[edit]

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Oman[edit]

Pakistan[edit]

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Panama[edit]

Papua New Guinea[edit]

Paraguay[edit]

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  • Doña Heriberta Stroessner de Iglesias was the name of Alto Verá – Heriberta Stroessner de Iglesias (1884–1946), Alfredo Stroessner's sister
  • Domingo Robledo was the name of Natalio – Domingo Robledo (1911–1972), Intendent of Encarnacion
  • Fortin Lopez de Filippis was the name of Mariscal Estigarribia – Captain Cesar Lopez de Filippis, Paraguayan military who died during the Chaco War on 1933
  • Puerto Presidente Stroessner was the name of Ciudad del EsteAlfredo Stroessner

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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Saint Kitts and Nevis[edit]

Saint Lucia[edit]

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines[edit]

São Tomé e Príncipe[edit]

Saudi Arabia[edit]

Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha[edit]

Senegal[edit]

Serbia[edit]

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Sierra Leone[edit]

Singapore[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]

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands[edit]

South Korea[edit]

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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Tanzania[edit]

  • Nyerere (Ward of Zanzibar City) – Julius Nyerere, President of Tanzania

Thailand[edit]

Trinidad and Tobago[edit]

Tunisia[edit]

Turkey[edit]

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Turkmenistan[edit]

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Uganda[edit]

Ukraine[edit]

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United Arab Emirates[edit]

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]

  • Bế Văn Đàn (Quảng Hòa) – Bế Văn Đàn (1931–1953), Hero of the People's Armed Forces
  • Đề Thám (Lạng Sơn) – Hoàng Hoa Thám "Đề Thám" (1858–1913), leader of Yên Thế Insurrection
  • Đình Phong (Cao Bằng) – Đình Phong, a communist soldier
  • Đình Phùng, Bảo Lạc – Phan Đình Phùng (1847–1895), Vietnamese poet
  • Dương Minh Châu District and Duong Minh Chau town – Dương Minh Châu (1912–1947), a communist lawyer
  • Ho Chi Minh CityHo Chi Minh, President of Vietnam
  • Hồ Thị Kỷ (Cà Mau) – Hồ Thị Kỷ (1949–1970), martyr hero
  • Hoàng Văn Thụ, Văn Lãng – Hoàng Văn Thụ (1909–1944), Vietnamese revolutionary
  • Hồng Dân (Bạc Liêu) – Trần Hồng Dân (1916–1946), nationalist revolutionary
  • Kim Đồng, Thạch An – Kim Đồng (1929–1943), captain of Ho Chi Minh Young Pioneer Organization
  • Ngọc Hiển (Cà Mau) – Phan Ngọc Hiển (1910–1941), a local teacher, writer and artist
  • Nguyễn Huân (Cà Mau) – Nguyễn Văn Huân (d.1946), communist martyr
  • Nông trường Trần PhúTrần Phú, Vietnamese revolutionary
  • Phạm Văn Cội (Củ Chi) – Phạm Văn Cội (1940–1967), Hero of the People's Armed Forces
  • Quang Trung, An Lão (Hải Phòng) – Quang Trung, second emperor of the Tây Sơn dynasty
  • Trần Hưng Đạo (Lý Nhân) – Trần Hưng Đạo, an imperial prince, statesman and military commander
  • Trần Văn Thời District and Trần Văn Thời town – Trần Văn Thời (1902–1942), a local communist

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Zambia[edit]

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Zimbabwe[edit]

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

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