A map showing what the origin of the city name of the world is

There are more than 190 countries in the world, and each country has an enormous number of cities. Each city has its own origin of name, but unless it is local people, it may rarely be concerned about the origin of the place name. A map that allows you to know such "the origin of the city name all over the world" is published on the web.

Literal translations of cities around the world

Cities around the world have names derived from various things, such as people's names, nature, and animals. I showed them in a color-coded manner by type,Literal translations of cities around the world"is.

The city name shown is one country each. Many are chosen as the capital city, America is not necessarily the capital as Los Angeles is picked up.

When you hover the cursor over the map, the map of the area just under the cursor will be enlarged. If you have a large place name, you can read it without enlarging it, but since the characters are small in the area where the big cities are densely, it is basically easier to read and enlarge it.

In the case of Tokyo, "Tokyo (Japan)" and the city name / country name are displayed, and "Eastern Capital(Capital of the East) "and its origins are indicated.

Next to me, Korean "Seoul" is "Capital(Capital) "means.

Moscow, the capital of Russia, comes from the Moscow river that flows through the city "River(River) "is written.

Ulan Bator in Mongolia is "The red hero(Red hero) "originated from, and if a place name with a cool origin is found, the tension will rise.

Baghdad in Iraq "Given by God(Gift of God) "...

German Berlin is "Swamp(Wetland) "has been derived from.

Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland,Smoky Bay(Smoke tiny bay) "meaning. The first Norman settlersIngolvar Altonna LuzonWhen they landed, it was named after mistaking the steam rising from the hot springs as smoke.

Origin of the place name is classified by color, blue is "origin with respect to man", green is "origin concerning nature", yellow is "origin on emotion", orange is "derived from artifacts", brown is "related to animals Origin ", gray is" Other ", white is" unknown ". At first glance there are many places of green, "I think that there are many place names from which nature originated," but for example Russia is only painted green based on the origin of one city of "Moscow" So, it does not necessarily mean "the name of the city is worldwide naturally derived".

As you scroll down the map, you can see the origin of the place name by category. When "People" is selected from the upper category, the place names having origins related to people are arranged in alphabetical order.

Try selecting "Natural", you can see that there are many places named originally derived from nature.

Although it is possible to display multiple categories at the same time, you can see at a glance that there are still plenty of green places as well. How the capital of GhanaAccraIs "AntsIt seems to have the meaning of "Ali", and I was surprised that "there is a capital from which the insect's name originated."

If you scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the part labeled "View all date here." ...

The Google spreadsheet from which the data originated appears.

Looking at Literal translations of cities around the world, you can not only be surprised by the place name that has an unexpected origin, but also imagine what kind of place the land is and you can have a very enjoyable experience. It was a map that I could recommend to those who would like to capture the names of places in the world from a strange perspective.

in Review,   Web Service, Posted by log1h_ik