Submitted Place Names Starting with R
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RABAT (Settlement) English
Derived from Arabic الرِّبَاط (ar-ribāṭ)
, which ultimately comes from رباط (rabṭ)
meaning "binding, fastening, tying". Rabat is the capital city of Morocco
and its seventh largest city.
RALEIGH (Settlement) English
Name of the capital in North Carolina
, named for Sir Walter Raleigh, sponsor of Roanoke, the "lost colony" on Roanoke Island.
REBUN (Island) Japanese
This is the name of an island which is off the north-western tip of Hokkaidō in the far north of Japan.... [more]
REYKJAVÍK (Settlement) Icelandic
Means "bay of smokes", from Old Norse reykir
, plural of reykr
“smoke” and vík
"bay". Steam from hot springs in the region is said to have inspired Reykjavík's name.
REYNOSA (Settlement) Spanish
Reynosa is a border city in the northern part of Tamaulipas, Mexico. It is also the municipal seat of Reynosa Municipality.
RHODE ISLAND (Island & Political Subdivision) English
Name of a state in the United States, said to have been named by Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano when he passed through in 1524, based on an imagined similarity between modern Block Island and the Greek Isle of Rhodes, or possibly from Dutch Roodt Eylandt
, literally "red island", a name given by Dutch explorer Adriaen Block.
RHODESIA (Country) English
Zimbabwe was known as Rhodesia (named after British diplomat Cecil Rhodes) prior to 1980.
RHYL (Settlement) Welsh
This is the name of a town in Northern Wales.
RĪGA (Settlement) Latvian
Capital of Latvia
. The origin of the name is disputed. It could be derived from Livonian ringa
"loop" or Latvian rija
RIGA (Settlement) English, French, German, Portuguese, Turkish, Afrikaans, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Faroese, Italian, Spanish
Cognate of Rīga
RIJEKA (Settlement) Croatian
Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia... [more]
RIKSGRÄNSEN (Settlement) Swedish
Means "the national border" in Swedish. Riksgränsen is a small village and popular ski-resort in Northern Sweden, close to the Norwegian border.
RIMAC (River) Spanish (Latin American)
Rimac River, Rimac derives from quechua "Rimay" which means "to speak", Rimac River is called "the speaking river", "the river that babbles/chatters/speaks a lot", in some sense "the roaring river" or "the noisy river".
RIYADH (Settlement) Arabic
Riyadh translates to "gardens" and is the capital and largest city of Saudi Arabia. It is also the capital of Riyadh Province, and belongs to the historical regions of Najd and Al-Yamama.
RONCESVALLES (Settlement) Spanish
Town in Navarra (Spain) where in 778 Charlemagne lost a fsmous battle against Arabs
RONCISVALLE (Settlement) Italian
The Italian form of Roncesvalles (Navarra, Spain) where in 778 Charlemagne lost a famous battle against Arabs.
ROSLAGEN (Region) Swedish
Derived from roslag
, an old dialectal word meaning "rowing crew", ultimately derived from Old Swedish *roþs-
"rowing". Compare RUS
, and modern Swedish ro
RUOTSI (Country) Finnish
Derived from Roslagen
, a region in Uppland
, Sweden, whose name ultimately was derived from Old Swedish *roþs-
"rowing". This is the Finnish name for Sweden
RYSSLAND (Country) Swedish
Derived from the medieval state of RUS
meaning "country, state". This is the Swedish name for Russia