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World’s largest “cape” cities and towns

The following list identifies those cities and towns with the geographic term “cape” in their name. Twenty (20) different nations are represented on this diverse list. As always, any additions, corrections, or suggestions are welcome. Cape Town, South Africa = … 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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Largest “pur” suffix cities of India and beyond

Continuing with our tabulation of city suffixes, the following list identifies the world’s largest cities containing the suffix of “pur” along with two variations, “pura” and “pore.” Pur and pura are suffixes meaning “city” or “settlement”, used in several place … Continue reading

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World’s largest “burg,” “burgh,” or “bourg” suffix cities – UPDATED

  By far the longest and most geographically diverse list to date identifies cities and towns of 10,000 residents or more whose name contains the suffix of “burg,” “burgh,” or “bourg.”  Cities/towns for four (4) continents are represented – Europe, … Continue reading

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World’s largest “boro” and “borough” suffix cities

  Continuing with our city name suffix series, below are the world’s largest cities ending in “boro” or “borough.” Please note there a a few cities in the UK that use a slight variation of “brough,” as well and these … Continue reading

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World’s largest “abad” suffix cities

-abad is a suffix that forms part of many west, central and south Asian city names originally derived from the Persian language term ābād (آباد), meaning “cultivated place” (village, city, region), and commonly attached to the name of the city’s … Continue reading

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World’s largest “stadt” suffix cities

  Turning away from English-oriented place names for the time being, the list below identifies the largest cities in the world with the German suffix of “stadt.”  According to wiktionary.org, “Stadt” has the following meanings: Stadt f (genitive Stadt, plural … Continue reading

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World’s largest “ham” suffix cities

For the third in our series of city suffixes, we are listing the world’s largest cities whose name contains the suffix of “ham.”According to Quora.com: The term “ham” is an Old English word meaning farmstead. The Pronunciation Studio goes a … Continue reading

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World’s largest “town” suffix cities

Below is a list of the largest cities in the world that incorporate “town” as a suffix in their name. Since more than half (28) of these cities are suburbs of larger cities, the rankings are based on the core … Continue reading

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World’s largest “polis” suffix cities – UPDATED

Below is a list of the largest cities in the world that incorporate a standard variation of the Greek term for a city-state “polis” as a suffix in their name*. Since some of these cities are suburbs of larger cities, … Continue reading

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