Place Names Starting with L

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LANGLEY   (Settlement)   English
From Old English lang "long" and leah "woodland, clearing". This is the name of a numerous towns in the United Kingdom and North America.
LASSY   (Settlement)   French
Derived from Lascius, a Gallo-Roman name of unknown meaning. This is the name of a commune in Calvados, France.
LATHARN   (Region)   Scottish
Scottish Gaelic form of LORNE.
LAURETUM   (Settlement)   Ancient Roman
Latin form of LORETO.
LENNOX   (Region)   Scottish
From Gaelic Leamhnachd, possibly meaning "place of elms". This is the name of a district in Scotland.
LINCOLN   (Settlement)   English
Derived from Brythonic lindo "lake, pool" and Latin colonia "colony". This is a city in eastern England, called Lindum Colonia by the Romans.
LINDSEY   (Region)   English
Means "LINCOLN island" in Old English. This is the name of a region and historical kingdom in Lincolnshire.
LONDEN   (Settlement)   Dutch
Dutch form of LONDON.
LONDINIUM   (Settlement)   Ancient Roman
Latin form of LONDON.
LONDON   (Settlement)   English, German, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Russian, Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
From Latin Londinium, of unknown meaning. This is the capital city of the United Kingdom.
LONDRA   (Settlement)   Italian
Italian form of LONDON.
LONDRES   (Settlement)   French, Spanish, Portuguese
French, Spanish and Portuguese form of LONDON.
LONDÝN   (Settlement)   Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of LONDON.
LONDYN   (Settlement)   Polish
Polish form of LONDON.
LORENA   (Political Subdivision)   Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of LORRAINE.
LORETO   (Settlement)   Italian, Spanish
From Latin Lauretum meaning "laurel grove". This is the name of a town in eastern Italy.
LORNE   (Region)   English
Possibly from the name of the legendary king of Dál Riata, Loarn mac Eirc. This is the name of a region in western Scotland.
LORRAINE   (Political Subdivision)   French, English
Ultimately from Latin Lothari regnum meaning "kingdom of LOTHAR". Lothar was a Frankish king, the great-grandson of Charlemagne, whose realm was in the part of France now called Lorraine, or in German Lothringen.
LOTHARI REGNUM   (Political Subdivision)   Late Roman
Latin form of LORRAINE.
LOTHRINGEN   (Political Subdivision)   German
German form of LORRAINE.
LUGUVALIUM   (Settlement)   Ancient Roman
Older Roman name of CARLISLE.
LYDIA   (Region)   Ancient Greek, English
An ancient region on the west coast of Asia Minor, said to be named for the legendary king LYDOS.
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