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Old 05-19-2017, 06:49 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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In the US, well, at least in California, it's rather common for cities to have the word "city" in their name.

How common is it for cities around the world to have the linguistic equivalent of "city" in their name. I'm not talking about "town" or equivalents like "ville" unless that actually means city as well in some areas. Examples from California include:

Culver City
Foster City
Redwood City
National City
Daly City

Some non California examples are well known:

Oklahoma City
Kansas City
Salt Lake City
Atlantic City
Carson City
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Old 05-19-2017, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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Does burgh/burg count as in Pittsburgh or St. Petersburg (there is one in Florida and in Russia) speaking of Russia there is Veliky Novgorod (Great New City), Nizhny Novgorod (Lower New City) and Volgograd (Volga [river] City). Gorod = City, Grad is short for Gorod.
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Old 05-19-2017, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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-ville in French.

But you knew that.
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Old 05-19-2017, 09:35 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Ciudad in Spanish, used very infrequently. Several where the city is also the capitol of a region with the same name, others as an honorary. Examples: Ciudad de México D.F., Ciudad Chihuahua and Ciudad Juarez in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, Ciudad Victoria, Ciudad Obregón, Ciudad Valles; Ciudad Rodrigo and Ciudad Real in Spain; Ciudad Barrios in Guatemala; and Ciudad de Panama (known in English as Panama City).

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Old 05-19-2017, 09:59 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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-ville in French.

But you knew that.
Yes, there are lots of villes in French speaking areas and former colonies of France and Belgium.

We have lots of villes in California too; Oroville, Marysville, Emeryville, Vacaville, Watsonville etc.

How many villes are in Quebec?
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:02 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Does burgh/burg count as in Pittsburgh or St. Petersburg (there is one in Florida and in Russia) speaking of Russia there is Veliky Novgorod (Great New City), Nizhny Novgorod (Lower New City) and Volgograd (Volga [river] City). Gorod = City, Grad is short for Gorod.
For English speaking places, I will say no as city is used. I am not sure where burg(h) actually comes from. Funny you mentioned Pittsburgh because of the two endings in burgh. Pittsburg California lacks the H
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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For English speaking places, I will say no as city is used. I am not sure where burg(h) actually comes from. Funny you mentioned Pittsburgh because of the two endings in burgh. Pittsburg California lacks the H
Depends on spelling, borough is English (Peterborough), burgh is Scottish (Edinburgh), burg is German (Hamburg). It originally meant fortress or castle, and then over time it became synonymous with city/town, particularly a walled one. Btw City comes from French cite meaning a town/city with a Cathedral.
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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Pole = city in Greek and there are a lot of cities that end in pole in Southern Ukraine thanks to Catherine the Great trying to romanticize the place since in ancient times the place was filled with Greek colonies

Simferopol
Sevastopol
Mariupol
Nikopol
Melitopol

As well as in Moldova
Tiraspol

interestingly there are no cities in Greece that end in pol, at least that I'm aware of.

She also has a city named after her in the ural region in Russia Yekaterinburg. (She was German)
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Old 05-20-2017, 12:02 AM
 
Location: Brazil
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In Brazil there are some cities that have the "polis" suffix, that also comes from the greek "city", including mine: Petrópolis (City of Peter)
Others: Teresópolis (City of Theresa), Anápolis (city of Saint Ann), Divinópolis (City of Divine), Eunápolis (City of Eunápio), Salinópolis (City of Salt), etc

Burg reffers to medieval walled cities, which surrounded fortified castles. We have many worldwide that uses this suffix as city: Johannesburg, Edinburgh, St. Petesburg, Hamburg, etc
In Brazil we have some that are "New" cities with the original name: Nova Friburgo, Novo Hamburgo, etc

Even the suffix "land" that is not used for cities in english, in the portuguese version reffers to several small cities ending with "lândia". The only bigger city that has this suffix is Uberlândia. But in this case it's a city, but the meaning is Fertile Land.
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Old 05-20-2017, 04:30 AM
 
Location: Tricity, PL
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I didn't notice it in Poland.
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