Alternate Names of Places: A Worldwide Dictionary by Adrian Room

By Adrian Room

This new form of geographical dictionary lists prior and current trade names of greater than 7,000 areas. It focuses relatively on placenames with legit or semiofficial prestige instead of nicknames or colloquial abbreviations. exchange placenames are very important for ancient and geographical purposes, and even if they predominate in international locations that experience gone through wars and invasions, such exchange names can both good consequence from political or administrative alterations. as well as the actual info on the topic of each one access, the dictionary additionally reviews on names and their origins the place applicable. Appendices concentrate on placenames in non-English languages and on areas which were renamed in fictional works.

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1975 Portuguese Nova Gaia 1 Camden (town, New South Wales, southeastern Australia) : formerly Camden Park; to 1805 Cowpastures 2 Camden (town, Arkansas, south central United States) : to 1844 Écore à Fabre 3 Camden (town, South Carolina, southeastern United States) : to 1768 Pine Tree Hill Camden Park see 1Camden Camerino (town, central Italy) : Roman Camerinum Camerinum see Camerino Cameron Bay see Echo Bay Cameroon (republic, western Africa) : formerly English the Cameroons (The former name referred to the German protectorate of Kamerun.

1935 Siponzh Bartenstein see Bartoszyce Bártfa see Bardejov Bartfeld see Bardejov Bartholomew Island see Malo Bartolo see Betanzos Bartoszyce (town, northeastern Poland) : to 1945 German Bartenstein Barvas (village, Western Isles, northwestern Scotland) : Gaelic Barabhas Bärwalde see Barwice Barwice (town, northwestern Poland) : to 1945 German Bärwalde Baryshnikovo see 1Krasnogorskoye Basarabeasca (town, southern Moldova) : (Russian Bessarabka); formerly Russian Romanovka Basargechar see Vardenis Basel (city, northern Switzerland) : conventional English Basle; French Bâle; Italian Basilea; Roman Basilea; earlier Roman Robur (English generally uses the German form of the name, although older French Basle was long current and the spelling Basil also existed.

Braniewo (town, northeastern Poland) : to 1945 German Braunsberg Branodunum see Brancaster Branogenium see Leintwardine Braüsk (town, northeastern Poland) : 1807–1915, 1939–1941 Russian Bryansk Brantovka see 5Oktyabr’sky Brashear City see Morgan City Brasil see Brazil Braslav see Braslaw Braslaw (town, northern Belarus) : (Russian Braslav); 1919–1939 Polish Brasùaw Brasùaw see Braslaw Bra£ov (city, central Romania) : 1950–1960 Stalin or Ora£ul Stalin; 1867–1918 Hungarian Brassó, to 1867 German Kronstadt (The German name should not lead to confusion with the Russian town of Kronshtadt.

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