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By Adrian Room

This new kind of geographical dictionary lists earlier and current exchange names of greater than 7,000 locations. It focuses really on placenames with legitimate 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 passed through wars and invasions, such trade names can both good end result from political or administrative alterations. as well as the genuine facts relating to each one access, the dictionary additionally reviews on names and their origins the place acceptable. Appendices specialise in placenames in non-English languages and on areas that have been renamed in fictional works.

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A third Borve in Harris has the Gaelic name Na Buirgh. ) 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.

Campo Formio see Campoformido Campo Formoso see (1) Campo Florido; (2) Orizona Campo Largo see Araçoiaba da Serra Campo Quijano (town, northwestern Argentina) : to 1930s Kilómetro 1172 Campos see Tobias Barreto Camptown see Irvington Camulodunum see Colchester Canaan see Palestine Canada (country, North America) : to 1763 New France (The former name, representing French Nouvelle-France, is sometimes applied to the territory now occupied by Canada. ) Cape Colony see Cape Province Cape Dorset (village, Nunavut, northeastern Canada) : alternate Inuit Kingnait 40 Cape Island see Cape May Capela (town, northeastern Brazil) : 1944–1948 Portuguese Conceição do Paraíba Capelle-au-Bois see Kapelle-op-den-Bos Capellen-lez-Anvers see Kapellen Cape May (town, New Jersey, northeastern United States) : to 1869 Cape Island Cape of Good Hope see Good Hope, Cape of Cape Palmas see Harper Cape Province (former province, southern South Africa) : to 1910 Cape Colony (The province ceased to exist in 1994 when it was divided into the three provinces Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, and Western Cape.

1958 French Fort-Trinquet Birnbaum see Middzychód Birobidzhan (city, southeastern Russia) : to 1928 Tikhon’kaya Birr (town, central Ireland) : Irish Biorra; formerly English Parsonstown Bnr as-Saba‘ see Beersheba Biruintsa see ßtefan VodQ Biryuch see 1Krasnogvardeyskoye Biryusinsk (town, eastern Russia) : to 1987 Suyetikha Bir±ai (town, northern Lithuania) : (Russian Birzhay); to 1918 Russian Birzhi Birzhay see Bir±ai Birzhi see Bir±ai Birzula see Kotovs’k Bisanthe see Tekirda˘g Biscari see Acate Biscay, Bay of (western France/northern Spain) : French Golfe de Gascogne; Spanish Golfo de Björneborg Vizcaya; Roman Mare Cantabricum (English prefers to name the bay for the Spanish province of Vizcaya; French for the French province of Gascony.

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