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City names containing two or more first names

Below is a list of cities and towns in the USA and Canada that contain at least two (2) first names within the city/town’s name. Informal and formal variations of the same name, such as “Al” and “Alan,” “Rich” and … Continue reading

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Full city/town-to-city/town anagrams

Shown in alphabetical order by larger city (town) by population on the left and smaller one on the right. As there are likely many more examples of full city/town anagrams, please feel free to forward any not listed for inclusion. … Continue reading

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Cities/towns with rude and crude names – NSFW

Below is a list of just some of the rudest, crudest, and socially unacceptable town names around the world, particularly when they are pronounced in English or translated. It’s hard to believe that these are just the tip of the … Continue reading

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World’s largest “mouth” cities and towns

The following is a list of the largest cities and towns that contain the word “mouth” in their name. Most often, these places are situated at the mouth of a river, but a number of them are simply named for … Continue reading

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Metro areas with the most colorful suburban city/town names

A minimum four (4) suburbs with colorful names was required for inclusion on this list. An attempt was made to find similar examples outside the United States, but without much luck. Any additions, corrections, or suggestions are welcome. Dublin, Ireland … Continue reading

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America’s earliest example of destructive urban renewal

Like most people, when asked where America’s first urban renewal project was undertaken, I would have probably guessed cities like New York City, Philadelphia, Chicago, or Boston. These are all logical guesses, but the first urban renewal (or redevelopment) project … Continue reading

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Dawn-to-dusk-to-dawn city/town names

Below are city and town names that reflect the dawn, midday, dusk, nighttime, and back again. In a number of cases, the dawn and dusk names match up geographically and logically with their names. These are noted with explanations. Not … Continue reading

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Worlds largest “ton” suffix cities

The following list identifies those cities and town whose name includes the suffix of “ton.” “Ton” is often used as a shortened version of “town.” Based on this list, the most common versions of “ton” are Kingston (4), Hamilton (4), … Continue reading

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World’s largest “City” cities

  The following list identifies the largest cities in the world that incorporate “City” or “Ciudad” into their names. A population minimum of 150,000 residents in the core city was used as a threshold for inclusion. As can be seen, … Continue reading

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Cities with three (3) or more matching letters in their name

The following list identifies those cities around the globe that have at least three (3) of the same letter from the English/Latin alphabet in their name. Those cities shown in bold contain at least two (2) sets of three (3) matching … Continue reading

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