Largest “ville” suffix cities in the world


 

Brazzaville – Source: pinterest.com

Returning to a series of posts about city suffix names, below is the list of the largest cities in the world that contain the suffix of “ville.”  Minimum of 50,000 population was necessary for inclusion. Cities from 17 states are included, as well as two (2) Canadian provinces.

By far the most of these cities are located in North America, even though the word “ville” is French in origin:

“from French ville, town, city from Classical Latin villa: see villa.”

Source: https://www.yourdictionary.com/ville

If Kinshasa, Congo has kept its original name of Leopoldville, it would be the largest city on the list.

Libreville – Source: pinterest.com

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  1. Brazzaville, Republic of Congo = 2,308,000 (2019 est.)
  2. Jacksonville, FL = 903,889 (2018 est.)
  3. Libreville, Gabon = 703,904 (2013)
  4. Nashville, TN = 669,053(2018)
  5. Louisville, KY = 620,118 (2018)
  6. Fayetteville, NC = 209,468 (2018 est.)
  7. Huntsville, AL = 197,318 (2018 est.)
  8. Oakville, ON, Canada = 193,832 (2016)
  9. Knoxville, TN = 187,500 (2018 est.)
  10. Brownsville, TX = 183,392 (2018 est.)
  11. Townsville, Australia = 180,820 (2016)
  12. Clarksville, TN = 156,794 (2018 est.)
  13. Naperville, IL = 148,304 (2018 est.)
  14. Roseville, CA = 139,117 (2018 est.)
  15. Gainesville, FL = 133,857 (2018 est.)
  16. Victorville, CA = 122,318 (2018 est.)
  17. Evansville, IN = 117,963 (2018 est.)
  18. Lewisville, TX = 106,586 (2018 est.)
  19. Vacaville, CA = 100,584 (2018 est.)
  20. Greenville, NC = 93,137 (2018 est.)
  21. Asheville, NC = 92,452 (2018 est.)
  22. Fayetteville, AR = 86,751 (2018 est.)
  23. Somerville, MA =  81,562 (2018 est.)
  24. Aubervilliers, France = 77,452 (2013)
  25. Jacksonville, NC = 72,896 (2018 est.)
  26. Drummondville, QC, Canada = 68,601 (2016)
  27. Greenville, SC = 68,563 (2018 est.)
  28. Rockville, MD = 68,268 (2018 est.)
  29. Janesville, WI = 64,565 (2018 est.)
  30. Pflugerville, TX = 64,432 (2018 est.)
  31. Noblesville, IN = 63,133 (2018 est.)
  32. Burnsville, MN = 61,203 (2018 est.)
  33. Taylorsville, UT = 60,192 (2018 est.)
  34. Hendersonville, TN = 57,576 (2018 est.)
  35. Huntersville, NC = 57,098 (2018 est.)
  36. Watsonville, CA = 53,920 (2018 est.)
  37. Summerville, SC = 51,692 (2018 est.)
  38. Sartrouville, France = 51,599 (2013)
  39. Bentonville, AR = 51,111 (2018 est.)
  40. Belleville, ON, Canada = 50,716 (2016)
  41. Collierville, TN = 50,616 (2018 est.)

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