Place Names Starting with P

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PARIS   (Settlement)   French, English
From the ancient Celtic tribe known as the Parisii. This is the capital city of France.
PARSA   (Country)   Ancient Persian
Old Persian form of PERSIA.
PERSE   (Country)   French
French form of PERSIA.
PÉRSIA   (Country)   Portuguese
Portuguese form of PERSIA.
PERSIA   (Country)   Ancient Roman, English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Latin form of Greek Περσις (Persis), from Old Persian Parsa. This is the name used in the West for a region in western Asia, as well as several empires which were based there, including the Achaemenid Empire, Parthian Empire, and Sasanian Empire. This was also the Western name for the country of Iran until 1935, when the king requested that the native name Iran be used instead.
PERSIEN   (Country)   German
German form of PERSIA.
PERSIS   (Country)   Ancient Greek
Greek form of PERSIA.
PERZIË   (Country)   Dutch
Dutch form of PERSIA.
PEST   (Settlement)   Hungarian
Possibly from a Slavic word meaning "cave". This was the name of a city on the east bank of the Danube in Hungary. After a bridge was built across the river in 1849, Pest merged with Buda to form Budapest in 1873.
PEYTON   (Settlement)   English
Means "PÆGA's town". This is the name of a town in Sussex.
PHILADELPHIA   (Settlement)   Biblical, English
Means "brotherly love" from Greek φιλεω (phileo) "to love" and αδελφος (adelphos) "brother". This was the name of a city in Asia Minor mentioned in Revelation in the New Testament. It is now known as Alaşehir (in Turkey). It is also the name of a city in the United States.
PHILADELPHIEA   (Settlement)   Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of PHILADELPHIA.
PORTO   (Settlement)   Portuguese, English
Modern form of PORTUS CALE. This is the name of a city in Portugal.
PORTOGALLO   (Country)   Italian
Italian form of PORTUGAL.
PORTUGAL   (Country)   Portuguese, English, French, German, Spanish
From Portugale, which was derived from PORTUS CALE, the old name of the city of Porto. The name of the city was later applied to the entire country.
PORTUGALE   (Region)   Late Roman
Later form of PORTUS CALE, referring to the area around the city.
PORTUS CALE   (Settlement)   Ancient Roman
Means "port of CALE" in Latin. This was the name of the city now known as Porto. The name of the city was later applied to the entire region of Portugal.
PRIESTLEY   (Settlement)   English
From Old English preost "priest" and leah "woodland, clearing". This is the name of a few small towns in England.
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