Cities/towns with sequential first and last letters in their name

Source: alwavingflags.blogspot.com

After scanning wikipedia pages for every nation on the planet, it was surprising to learn that some sequential first and last letter combinations either don’t exist or the communities were they do are so small they didn’t register on the internet or on lists contained in wikipedia. Sequential first and last letter combination that could not be found were:

  • P-Q
  • U-V
  • V-W
  • Y-Z

In preparing this list, very small towns, hamlets, and villages were only included if they offered an example not found elsewhere or were a rarity in that country. Otherwise, every single dot on the map that meets the criteria of this post is not included due to space and time limitations. Instead larger cities and towns, as well as unique community names that meet the criteria are included. Either way, a good representation is provided for all possible letter combinations. English versions of city and town names are utilized for this post.

As the list clearly shows, the M-N combination was the most common. Any additions, suggestion, and corrections are most welcome (within reason), particularly for the sets of letters listed above.

A-B

  • Ainab, Lebanon
  • Al-Bab, Syria
  • Al Zab, Iraq
  • Ayn al-Arab, Syria
  • Arab, Alabama
  • Atarib, Syria

B-C

  • Bač, Serbia
  • Bački Petrovac, Serbia
  • Baltic, South Dakota and Connecticut
  • Bảo Lộc, Vietnam
  • Batac, Philippines
  • Bayramiç, Turkey
  • Benkovac, Croatia
  • Bergerac, France
  • Bihać, Bosnia
  • Blagnac, France
  • Bogatić, Serbia
  • Bratunac, Bosnia
  • Bujanovac, Serb

C-D

  • Carlsbad, California and New Mexico
  • Castleford, England
  • Chelghoum Laid, Algeria
  • Chelmsford, Massachusetts, and England
  • Chesterfield, Missouri, Virginia, and England
  • Chervonohra, Ukraine
  • Chhedagad, Nepal
  • Chingford, England
  • Cigánd, Hungary
  • Cinderford, England
  • Clarence-Rockland, Ontario
  • Clearfield, Utah and Pennsylvania
  • Cleveland, Ohio and multiple other states
  • Coleford, England
  • Colwood, British Columbia
  • Concord, California, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and Massachusetts
  • Cortland, New York and Illinois
  • Cozad, Nebraska
  • Crowland, England
  • Cumberland, Maryland, Indiana, and Rhode Island
  • Cumbernauld, Scotland

D-E

  • D‘Abadie, Trinidad & Tobago
  • Dąbie, Poland
  • Daleszyce, Poland
  • Dame-Marie, Haiti
  • Damme, Germany
  • Danané, Ivory Coast
  • Danville, multiple states and Quebec
  • Dansville, Michigan
  • Daphne, Alabama
  • Darely Dale, England
  • Dardanelle, Arkansas
  • Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
  • Dassa-Zoumé, Benin
  • Davanagere, India
  • Davie, Florida
  • Daye, China
  • Dealesville, South Africa
  • Debe, Trinidad & Tobago
  • Debaltseve, Ukraine
  • Defiance, Ohio
  • Dekemhare, Eritrea
  • Dekese, DR Congo
  • Delareyville, South Africa
  • Delaware, Ohio
  • Delnice, Croatia
  • Denville, New Jersey
  • Delvinë, Albania
  • Deneysville, South Africa
  • De Pere, Wisconsin
  • Dessie, Ethiopia
  • Dhone, India
  • Dhule, India
  • D‘Iberville, Mississippi
  • Dieppe, New Brunswick, Canada and France
  • Differdange, Luxembourg
  • Dinguiraye, Guinea
  • Divjakë, Albania
  • Dniprorudne, Ukraine
  • Dobele, Latvia
  • Dobczyce, Poland
  • Dodgeville, Wisconsin
  • Dole, France
  • Dolisie, Republiic of Congo
  • Dome, Ghana
  • Domžale, Slovenia
  • Donaldsonville, Louisiana
  • Dorale, Djibouti
  • Doraville, Georgia
  • Douglasville, Georgia
  • Dreikiche, Syria
  • Drummondville, Quebec, Canada
  • Duarte, California
  • Dubuque, Iowa
  • Dudelange, Luxembourg
  • Dudince, Slovakia
  • Dumaguete, Philippines
  • Dundee, Scotland, South Africa, Oregon, and Michigan
  • Dunfermline, Scotland
  • Durame, Ethiopia
  • Durbe, Latvia
  • Dutse, Nigeria
  • Dyersville, Iowa
  • Działoszyce, Poland

E-F

  • East Cliff, England
  • Ebersbach-Neugersdorf, Germany
  • Ebreichsdorf, Switzerland
  • Ehrenfriedersdorf, Germany
  • El-Gadarif, Sudan
  • El Kef, Tunisia
  • Elmendorf, Texas
  • El Saff, Egypt
  • Elsdorf, Germany
  • El Waqf, Egypt
  • Erbendorf, Germany

F-G

  • Falkenberg, Sweden
  • Falköping, Sweden
  • Fangchenggang, China
  • Felberg, Germany
  • Fitchburg, Massachusetts and Wisconsin
  • Flemingsburg, Kentucky
  • Flensburg, Germany
  • Forchtenberg, Germany
  • Frankenberg, Germany
  • Fredericksburg, Virginia and Texas
  • Freiburg, Germany
  • Freyung, Germany
  • Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Friedberg, Germany
  • Frohburg, Germany
  • Frostburg, Maryland

G-H

  • Gadebusch, Germany
  • Gainsborough, England
  • Ganeshman Charanath, Nepal
  • Gengenbach, Germany
  • Ghannouch, Tunisia
  • Ghar al Milh, Tunisia
  • Ghbeireh, Lebanon
  • Glenbeulah, Wisconsin
  • Glynneath, Wales
  • Gobindgarh, India
  • Gold Beach, Oregon
  • Gramsh, Albania
  • Grevenbroich, Germany
  • Griffith, Indiana and Australia
  • Großbreitenbach, Germany
  • Groitzsch, Germany
  • Guelph, Ontario
  • Guisborough, England
  • Gummersbach, Germany

H-I

  • Haapajärvi, Finland
  • Haapavesi, Finland
  • Hachimantai, Japan
  • Hachiōji, Japan
  • Hadžići, Bosnia
  • Hagi, Japan
  • Hakkâri, Turkey
  • Hakui, Japan
  • Hami, China
  • Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Hansi, India
  • Hathazari, Bangladesh
  • Hatsukaichi, Japan
  • Hat Yai, Thailand
  • Hawi, Hawaii
  • Hayti, Missouri and South Dakota
  • Hebi, China
  • Hechi, China
  • Hefei, China
  • Helao Nafidi, Namibia
  • Helsinki, Finland
  • Henganofi, Papua New Guinea
  • Herceg Novi, Montenegro
  • Hernani, Spain
  • Higashiōmi, Japan
  • Hikari, Japan
  • Himbirti, Eritrea
  • Himeji, Japan
  • Hîncești, Moldova
  • Hioki, Japan
  • Hirosaki, Japan
  • Hitachi, Japan
  • Hitoyoshi, Japan
  • Hkamti, Myanmar
  • Hluti, Eswatini
  • Hoàng Mai, Vietnam
  • Hokuto, Japan
  • Horki, Belarus
  • Horishni Plavni, Ukraine
  • Huaibei, China
  • Hualqui, Chile
  • Huangshi, China
  • Huanuni, Bolivia
  • Hukuntsi, Botswana
  • Hveragerði, Iceland

I-J

  • Ishwarganj, Bangladesh
  • Iwonicz Zdrój, Poland

J-K

  • James Craik, Argentina

K-L

  • Kabal, Pakistan
  • Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Kafr Nabl, Syria
  • Kalispell, Montana
  • Kandal, Germany
  • Kangal, Turkey
  • Kapyl, Belarus
  • Karaikal, India
  • Karamürsel, Turkey
  • Karmiel, Israel
  • Karnal, India
  • Kassel, Germany
  • Ken Caryl, Colorado
  • Kendal, England
  • Kendall, Florida
  • Kestel, Turkey
  • Khanewal, Pakistan
  • Khairthal, India
  • Khetlal, Bangladesh
  • Kiel, Germany and Wisconsin
  • Kimball, Nebraska
  • Kingston upon Hull, England
  • Kiryas Joel, New York
  • Koniecpol, Poland
  • Kornayel, Lebanon
  • Koronadal, Philippines
  • Koungheul, Senegal
  • Kovel, Ukraine
  • Kreuztal, Germany
  • Kusel, Germany
  • Kyzyl, Russia

L-M

  • Laholm, Sweden
  • Laksam, Bangladesh
  • Lampertheim, Germany
  • Langelsheim, Germany
  • Lanham, Maryland
  • Latham, New York
  • Laupheim, Germany
  • Laurium, Michigan – added 5/18/21
  • Le Kram, Tunisia
  • Leandro N. Alem, Argentina
  • Lethem, Guyana
  • Loum, Cameroon

M-N

  • Ma’an, Jordan
  • Ma’anshan, China
  • Maarat al-Numaan, Syria
  • Maasin, Philippines
  • Macachín, Argentina
  • Macedon, New York
  • Macon, Georgia and Mâcon, France
  • Madiun, Indonesia
  • Madhuwan, Nepal
  • Madinat Al Kaaban, Qatar
  • Madison, multiple states
  • Mae Hong Son, Thailand
  • Malabon, Philippines
  • Malden, Massachusetts
  • Maldon, England
  • Malegaon, India
  • Malton, England
  • Mauldin, South Carolina
  • Malvern, England, Jamaica, Arkansas, and Pennsylvania
  • Malyn, Ukraine
  • Man, West Virginia and Ivory Coast
  • Mandan, North Dakota
  • Mandi Bahauddin, Pakistan
  • Mangalsen, Nepal
  • Manasquan, New Jersey
  • Manton, Michigan
  • Mapleton, Utah
  • Marathon, Florida
  • Mardan, Pakistan
  • Mardin, Turkey
  • Margilan, Uzbekistan
  • Margonin, Poland
  • Marion, multiple states
  • Maroon Town, Jamaica
  • Martin, Slovakia and Tennessee
  • Marvin, North Carolina
  • Masjed Soleyman, Iran
  • Mason, Ohio and Michigan
  • Massillon, Ohio
  • Matawan, New Jersey
  • Matteson, Illinois
  • Mattoon, Illinois
  • Mayen, Germany
  • Maturín, Venezuela
  • Ma-ubin, Myanmar
  • Maun, Botswana
  • Mauren, Liechtenstein
  • Mawlamyinegyun, Myanmar
  • Mayadin, Syria
  • Mazatlán, Mexico
  • Mc Bean, Trinidad & Tobago
  • Medan, Indonesia
  • Medellín, Colombia
  • Meilen, Switzerland
  • Meishan, China
  • Meissen, Germany
  • Mellingen, Switzerland
  • Melton, Australia
  • Melun, France
  • Menton, France
  • Mequon, Wisconsin
  • Meriden, Connecticut
  • Meridian, Idaho and Mississippi
  • Mersin, Turkey
  • Merzifon, Turkey
  • Methuen, Massachusetts
  • Metuchen, New Jersey
  • Meudon, France
  • Meycauayan, Philippines
  • Meyrin, Switzerland
  • Middleton, Idaho
  • Middletown, multiple states
  • Midleton, Ireland
  • Midlothian, Virginia
  • Milan, Italy, Michigan, New Mexico, and Illinois
  • Mililani Town, Hawaii
  • Milliken, Colorado
  • Miłomłyn, Poland
  • Milton, Ontario, Canada; and multiple states
  • Minden, Germany, Louisiana, and Nevada
  • Mishan, China
  • Mission, Kansas
  • Mit Elwan, Egypt
  • Mogán, Spain
  • Möhlin, Swtizerland
  • Mohnyin, Myanmar
  • Möckern, Germany
  • Mölln, Germany
  • Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
  • Monaghan, Ireland
  • Mondragón, Spain
  • Monson, Massachusetts
  • Mong Ton, Myanmar
  • Montauban, France
  • Montgeron, France
  • Montluçon, France
  • Monzón, Spain
  • Morazán, Honduras
  • Morden, Manitoba
  • Morgantown, West Virginia and Pennsylvania
  • Moringen, Germany
  • Morón, Argentina, Cuba, Venezuela, Mongolia, and Haiti
  • Morrilton, Arkansas
  • Morristown, New Jersey, New York, and Tennessee
  • Morton, Illinois and Mississippi
  • Moryń, Poland
  • Mössingen, Germany
  • Moudon, Switzerland
  • Mount Zion, Illinois
  • M‘saken, Tunisia
  • Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania
  • Mt. Vernon, multiple states
  • Mücheln, Germany
  • Mühlhausen, Germany
  • Mühlheim am Main, Germany
  • Mukdahan, Thailand
  • Multan, Pakistan
  • Münchenstein, Switzerland
  • Munchon, North Korea
  • Mundelein, Illinois
  • Münsingen, Switzerland
  • Murten, Switzerland
  • Muskegon, Michigan – added 5/19/21
  • Myerstown, Pennsylvania
  • Myingyan, Myanmar
  • Mysen, Norway

N-O

  • Nacimiento, Chile
  • Nagano, Japan
  • Nagato, Japan
  • Nago, Japan
  • Naguabo, Puerto Rico
  • Nakano, Japan
  • Nampo, North Korea
  • Nanjo, Japan
  • Nanto, Japan
  • Naranjito, Puerto Rico
  • Namayingo, Uganda
  • Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
  • Námestovo, Slovakia
  • Nanao, Japan
  • Narashino, Japan
  • Närpiö, Finland
  • Naruto, Japan
  • Nauvoo, Illinois
  • Nawnghkio, Myanmar
  • Nayoro, Japan
  • N‘dalatando, Angola
  • Nebo, Kentucky
  • Nejo, Ethiopia
  • Nemuro, Japan
  • Neosho, Missouri
  • New Cairo, Egypt
  • Nexo, Denmark
  • Nghĩa L, Vietnam
  • Ngo, Republic of Congo
  • Nhlangano, Eswatini
  • Nikaho, Japan
  • Nikkō, Japan
  • Ningguo, China
  • Niquero, Cuba
  • Niono, Mali
  • Nishio, Japan
  • Nisko, Poland
  • Nitro, West Virginia
  • Norco, California
  • North Apollo, Pennsylvania
  • North Mankato, Minnesota
  • Noshiro, Japan
  • Nossa Senhora do Socorro, Brazil
  • Nova Friburgo, Brazil
  • Novato, California
  • Novo Brdo, Kosovo
  • Novo Hamburgo, Brazil
  • Novo Mesto, Slovenia
  • Nowe Warpno, Poland
  • Ntungamo, Uganda
  • Nueve de Julio, Argentina
  • Nybro, Sweden
  • N‘zeto, Angola

O-P

  • Ochtrup, Germany
  • Opp, Alabama
  • Özalp, Turkey

Q-R

  • Qaem Shahr, Iran
  • Qaryat ‘Umar al Mukhtar, Libya
  • Quíbor, Venezuela
  • Qiqihar, China
  • Qusar, Azerbaijan

R-S

  • Radès, Tunisia
  • Radviliškis, Lithuania
  • Rainas, Nepal
  • Rakops, Botswana
  • Rancho Palos Verdes, California
  • Randers, Denmark
  • Rawlins, Wyoming
  • Redlands, California and Colorado
  • Rees, Germany
  • Renens, Switzerland
  • Reps, Albania
  • Rhodes, Greece
  • Ribeirão das Neves, Brazil
  • Richland Hills, Texas
  • Richlands, Virginia
  • Rio das Ostras, Brazil
  • Río de Jesús, Panama
  • Ris-Orangis, France
  • River Cess, Liberia
  • Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
  • Robins, Iowa
  • Robbins, Illinois
  • Rock Falls, Illinois
  • Rock Springs, Wyoming
  • Rogers, Minnesota
  • Rokiškis, Lithuania
  • Rolling Meadows, Illinois
  • Rondonópolis, Brazil
  • Rowley Regis, England
  • Roxas, Philippines
  • Rūdiškės, Lithuania
  • Ruwais, UAE

S-T

  • Sadasivpet, India
  • Sadat, Egypt
  • Saihat, Saudi Arabia
  • Saint-Benoît, France
  • Saint-Constant, Quebec
  • Saint-Lambert, Quebec
  • Samalkot, India
  • Samalut, Egypt
  • Sandpoint, Idaho
  • Sanski Most, Bosnia
  • Sarstedt, Germany
  • Savannakhet, Laos
  • Saýat, Uzbekistan
  • Schifferstadt, Germany
  • Schwalmstadt, Germany
  • Schwechat, Austria
  • Sderot, Israel
  • Seine Bight, Belize
  • Seligenstadt, Germany
  • Sendenhorst, Germany
  • Serhetabat, Uzbekistan
  • Settat, Morocco
  • Shahdadkot, Pakistan
  • Shahhat, Libya
  • Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Sialkot, Pakistan
  • Sibut, Central African Republic
  • Siddipet, India
  • Sidi Thabet, Tunisia
  • Siirt, Turkey
  • Sisaket, Thailand
  • Sisimiut, Greenland
  • Skhirat, Morocco
  • Soest, Germany
  • Sojat, India
  • Söğüt, Turkey
  • Somerset, Kentucky and Massschusetts
  • Somers Point, New Jersey
  • Sonipat, India
  • Southmont, Pennsylvania
  • Southport, England and North Carolina
  • South Williamsport, Pennsylvania
  • Spanish Fort, Alabama
  • Spanish Lookout, Belize
  • Spencerport, New York
  • Split, Croatia
  • St. Albert, Alberta
  • Stockport, England
  • Stoke-on-Trent, England
  • Stowmarket, England
  • Stuart, Florida and Iowa
  • Sturtevant, Wisconsin
  • Stuttgart, Germany and Arkansas
  • Şuhut, Turkey
  • Sumgait, Azerbaijan
  • Summit, New Jersey
  • Sunset, Utah
  • Sunshine Coast, Australia
  • Surat, India
  • Surgut, Russia
  • Suryapet, India
  • Svit, Slovakia
  • Swift Current, Saskatchewan
  • Sylhet, Bangladesh
  • Syosset, New York

T-U

  • Tabankulu, Eswatini
  • Ta Khmau, Cambodia
  • Taku, Japan
  • Tamsalu, Estonia
  • Tamu, Myanmar
  • Tanuku, India
  • Tartu, Estonia
  • Taşucu, Turkey
  • Tân Châu, Vietnam
  • Tazirbu, Libya
  • Tchaourou, Benin
  • Ténenkou, Mali
  • Tengzhou, China
  • Thimphu, Bhutan
  • Thomazeau, Haiti
  • Tiraspolul Nou, Moldova
  • Tirebolu, Turkey
  • Tombouctou, Mali
  • Tosashimizu, Japan
  • Tosu, Japan
  • Trempealeau, Wisconsin
  • Tshimbulu, DR Congo
  • Tsu, Japan
  • Tsuru, Japan
  • Turgutlu, Turkey
  • Türkoğlu, Turkey
  • Turku, Finland
  • Tymbou, Cyprus

W-X

  • West Middlesex, Pennsylvania
  • Wibaux, Montana
  • Willcox, Arizona

Z-A

  • Zacapa, Guatemala
  • Zacatecoluca, El Salvador
  • Žagubica, Serbia
  • Zama, Japan
  • Zamora, Mexico
  • Zanaga, Republic of Congo
  • Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine
  • Zaqatala, Azerbaijan
  • Zara, Turkey
  • Zaragosa, Spain
  • Zaraza, Venezuela
  • Zaria, Nigeria
  • Žarnovica, Slovakia
  • Zarqa, Jordan
  • Zavala, Mozambique
  • Zavalla, Texas
  • Zawiya, Libya
  • Zefta, Egypt
  • Zeila, Somalia
  • Zella, Libya
  • Zenica, Bosnia
  • Zhmerynka, Ukraine
  • Žilina, Slovakia
  • Zimba, Zambia – both city and nation
  • Zira, India
  • Žitorađa, Serbia
  • Złotoryja, Poland
  • Znamianka, Ukraine
  • Zolotonosha, Ukraine
  • Zoriba, Tunisia
  • Zumbrota, Minnesota
  • Zunhua, China
  • Županja, Croatia
  • Züünkharaa, Mongolia
  • Zuwara, Libya
  • Zvenyhorodka, Ukraine

SOURCES:

  • en.wikipedia.org of cities, towns, villages, and/or municipalities for all nations except a few island ones here and there
  • maps.google.com
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