“I’d like a vowel” – city names with the largest percentage of vowels


Source: mathalicious.com

Source: mathalicious.com

Below is my list of city names containing the largest percentage of vowels based on the English alphabet. Ocoee, Florida in suburban Orlando leads the pack with 80 percent vowels.

Those city names that are notably longer (a minimum of eight letters) with larger percentages of vowels are also identified, with the longest being Cape Girardeau, Missouri with 13 letters, seven of which are vowels and Kaunakakai, Hawaii with a total of ten letters, six of which are vowels. Please feel free to send along others that I may have missed.

  • Ocoee, FL, USA = 80% vowels

 

  • Apia, Samoa = 75% vowels
  • Erie, PA and CO, USA = 75% vowels
  • Iasi, Romania = 75% vowels
  • La’ie, HI, USA = 75% vowels
  • Ojai, CA, USA = 75% vowels
  • Oulu, Finland = 75% vowels
  • Umea, Sweden = 75% vowels

 

  • Oraodea, Romania = 71.4% vowels
  • Ushuaia, Argentina = 71.4% vowels in eight letters
  • Waianae, HI, USA = 71.4% vowels
  • Waialua, HI, USA = 71.4% vowels

 

  • Ada, MI and OK, USA = 66.7% vowels
  • Aurora, CO , USA = 66.7% vowels
  • Aurora, IL, USA = 66.7% vowels
  • Avarua, Cook Islands = 66.7% vowels
  • Douala, Cameroon = 66.7% vowels
  • Eau Claire, WI, USA = 66.7% vowels in nine letters
  • Eureka, CA, USA = 66.7% vowels
  • Gao, Mali = 66.7% vowels
  • Haikou, China = 66.7% vowels
  • Hauula, HI, USA = 66.7% vowels
  • Juneau, AK, USA = 66.7% vowels
  • Kalaoa, HI, USA = 66.7% vowels
  • Oceano, CA, USA = 66.7% vowels
  • Odo, Nigeria = 66.7% vowels
  • Ojo, Nigeria = 66.7% vowels
  • Oviedo, FL, USA = 66.7% vowels
  • Taipei, Taiwan = 66.7% vowels
  • Ufa, Russia = 66.7% vowels
  • Wausau, WI, USA = 66.7% vowels

 

  • Abeokuta, Nigeria = 62.5% vowels
  • Adelaide, Australia = 62.5% vowels
  • Gatineau, QC, Canada = 62.5% vowels
  • Toulouse, France – 62.5% vowels

 

  • Abuja, Nigeria = 60% vowels
  • Beira, Mozambique = 60% vowels
  • Boise, ID, USA = 60% vowels
  • Bouar, Central African Republic = 60% vowels
  • Cocoa, FL, USA = 60% vowels
  • Enugu, Nigeria = 60% vowels
  • Hanoi, Vietnam = 60% vowels
  • Kaedi, Mauritania = 60% vowels
  • Kapaa, HI, USA = 60% vowels
  • Kaunakakai, HI, USA = 60% vowels in 10 letters
  • Kihei, HI, USA = 60% vowels
  • Lousavaara, Sweden = 60% vowels in 10 letters (Thank you Gosta)
  • Luena, Angola = 60% vowels
  • Macao, China = 60% vowels
  • Miami, FL, USA = 60% vowels
  • Orono, ME, USA = 60% vowels
  • Osaka, Japan = 60% vowels
  • Quito, Ecuador = 60% vowels
  • Saana, Yemen = 60% vowels
  • Zaria, Nigeria = 60% vowels

 

  • Kiirunavaara, Sweden = 58.3% vowels (Thank you, Gosta)
  • Riviere du Loup, QC, Canada = 58.3% vowels

 

  • Caribou, ME, USA = 57.1% vowels
  • Honiara, Solomon Islands = 57.1% vowels
  • Iquitos, Peru = 57.1% vowels
  • Kahului, HI, USA = 57.1% vowels
  • Kalaheo, HI, USA = 57.1% vowels
  • Lahaina, HI, USA = 57.1% vowels
  • Makawao, HI, USA = 57.1% vowels
  • Managua, Nicaragua = 57.1% vowels
  • Nairobi, Kenya = 57.1% vowels
  • Nanaimo, BC, Canada = 57.1% vowels
  • Papeete, Tahiti = 57.1% vowels
  • Wahiawa, HI, USA = 57.1% vowels
  • Wailuku, HI. USA = 57.1% vowels
  • Waipahu, HI, USA = 57.1% vowels
  • Yaounde, Cameroon = 57.% vowels
  • Yucaipa, CA, USA = 57.1% vowels

 

  • Chihuahua, Mexico = 55.5% vowels
  • Guayaquil, Ecuador = 55.5% vowels
  • Jonquiere, QC, Canada = 55.5% vowels
  • Milwaukee, WI, USA = 55.5% vowels
  • Milwaukie, OR, USA = 55.5% vowels
  • Zilwaukee, MI, USA = 55.5% vowels

 

  • Cape Girardeau, MO, USA = 53.8% vowels in 13 letters
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6 Responses to “I’d like a vowel” – city names with the largest percentage of vowels

  1. Gösta Blücher says:

    Kiirunavaara and Lousavaara in northern Sweden are worth to be mention. Old names in same language.

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  2. That city in Argentina is actually spelled “Ushuaia.” There’s no “l”, which makes it even more vowelly. I learned this name in college from some kind of Geography interest.

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  3. tm says:

    The municipality of Ii in Finland, which is part way between Oulu and Kemi, is 100% i ‘s !!

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