Largest American cities with world capital names


Source: classiccitybrew.com

Source: classiccitybrew.com

Below is my compiled list of the 36 largest American cities that have the same name as a current world capital, along with each city’s 2010 population. Any additions and/or corrections are welcome. I did not include small towns, township, hamlets, or villages. With six cities, Ohio has the most communities on the list, followed by Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, and Texas with three each.

Athens and Paris are the most common world capital names with four cities on the list. Berlin, Georgetown, and Ottawa are next with three cities each on the list, followed by Dublin, Lisbon, London, and Rome with two each. Given that European immigrants primarily settled across the United States when most of these communities were founded, it is not a surprise that European capitals dominate the list. However, each populated continent is represented by at least one city – Damascus in Asia, Georgetown and Lima in South America, Monrovia in Africa, Wellington in Oceania, and Ottawa and Panama City in North America.

  1. Athens, Georgia = 115,452
  2. Wellington, Florida = 56,508
  3. Georgetown, Texas = 47,400
  4. Dublin, California = 46,036
  5. Dublin, Ohio = 41,751
  6. New Berlin, Wisconsin = 39,584
  7. Lima, Ohio = 38,771
  8. Monrovia, California = 36,590
  9. Panama City, Florida = 36,484
  10. Rome, Georgia = 36,303
  11. Rome, New York = 33,725
  12. Georgetown, Kentucky = 29,098
  13. New London, Connecticut = 27,620
  14. Paris, Texas = 25,171
  15. Athens, Ohio = 23,832
  16. Moscow, Idaho = 23,800
  17. Athens, Alabama = 21,897
  18. Ottawa, Illinois = 18,768
  19. Damascus, Maryland = 15,257
  20. Warsaw, Indiana = 13,559
  21. Athens, Tennessee = 13,458
  22. Athens, Texas = 12,710
  23. Ottawa, Kansas = 12,649
  24. Berlin, New Hampshire = 10,051
  25. London, Ohio = 9,904
  26. Lisbon, Maine = 9,009
  27. Paris, Illinois = 8,837
  28. Paris, Kentucky = 8,553
  29. London, Kentucky = 7,993
  30. Berlin, Wisconsin = 5,524
  31. Paris, Maine = 5,183
  32. Ottawa Hills, Ohio = 4,517
  33. Edinburgh, Indiana = 4,480
  34. Georgetown, Ohio = 4,331
  35. Lisbon Falls, Maine = 4,100
  36. Berne, Indiana = 3,999

2010 population source: en.wikipedia.org

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3 Responses to Largest American cities with world capital names

  1. Erin Bierly says:

    Hey –

    2 of my fave places are Paris, KY and Versailles (ver-sales) KY. Population over 8k for each. That’s where we purchase our bourbon truffles. 😉

    Love your posts…enjoying your blog…always something interesting I didn’t know before. Keep up the good work!

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