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VANCOUVER (Settlement & Island) English (Canadian)
City and Island in Canadian province British Columbia, named after the explorer George Vancouver.
VÄRMLAND (Political Subdivision) Swedish
Swedish county and province. The name could be derived from Swedish värma
meaning "warmth, to heat up".
VÄSTERÅS (Settlement) Swedish
Derived from Westra Aros
meaning "west river mouth". Västerås is the 5th largest city in Sweden
VÄSTERBOTTEN (Political Subdivision) Swedish
Swedish county (län
) and historical province (landskap
) in Northern Sweden. The name refers to its geographical location west of the Bothnian Bay
and Bothnian sea
. The county is the 2nd biggest in Sweden (by area) and more than two times as big as the province... [more]
VENEZUELA (Country) English, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Tatar, Turkish
The name of the Country in South America. Venezuela is a country on the northern coast of South America with diverse natural attractions. Along its Caribbean coast are tropical resort islands including Isla de Margarita and the Los Roques archipelago... [more]
VERMONT (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, literally "green mountain" from French verde
"green" + mont
VEST-AGDER (Political Subdivision) Norwegian
From the Norwegian word vest
meaning "west" and the place name agder
. It means "the western part of Agder."... [more]
VESTFOLD (Political Subdivision) Norwegian
From the old name of the Olsofjord fold
and the Norwegian word vest
. The name means, "the region west of the fold."... [more]
VESZPRÉM (Settlement) Hungarian
Veszprém is one of the oldest urban areas in Hungary, and a city with county rights.
VEVEY (Settlement) French
Vevey is a town in Switzerland in the canton of Vaud, on the north shore of Lake Geneva, near Lausanne.
VEYATIE (Body of Water) Scottish
The name of a loch in north-west Scotland, from the Gaelic Mheathadaidh
, which is of uncertain derivation. This appears to be a tri-thematic name composed of meatha
-, a derivative of Old Norse mjó
"narrow", combined with an uncertain second element and the suffix -aidh
, derived from Old Norse á
VIENTIANE (Settlement) English, French
From Lao ວຽງຈັນ (Wīang Chan)
meaning "city of sandalwood"; composed of Lao ວຽງ (wīang)
"city, town" and ຈັນ (chan)
"sandalwood" as well as "moon, Monday"... [more]
VILLARREAL (Settlement) Spanish
Villarreal is a city in the province of Castelló, in the Valencian Community, Spain.
VILNIUS (Settlement) Lithuanian, Czech, Danish, English, Estonian, Faroese, French, German, Norwegian, Portuguese, Slovak, Swedish
Capital of Lithuania
. Named after the Vilnia
River whose name is derived from Lithuanian vilnis
VINLAND (Region) Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name for a place in modern Canada, named by viking Leif Eriksson c. 1000 AD. The first element of the name is uncertain, but it could be from Old Norse vín
"wine" or vin
VIRGINIA (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, "country of the Virgin", after Elizabeth I of England, who was known as the "Virgin Queen" because she never married.
VIROQUA (Settlement) English
From the Spanish Veragua. A town in Wisconsin.
VÍÐBLÁINN (Other) Norse Mythology
Derived from Old Norse víðr
"wide, extensive" and blár
"blue, dark, livid" (the colour used to describe corpses and bruises, e.g. hel-blár
"black as death"; compare Bláinn
VLADIKAVKAZ (Settlement) English, Russian
Means "ruler of the Caucasus", from the Slavic element vladeti
meaning "to rule, to control" and the Russian word Кавказ (Kavkaz)
meaning "Caucasus". Vladikavkaz is the capital city of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania.
VOLGA (River) English, Russian
English and Russian name for the largest river in Europe. The Old Mari name of the river is Volgydo
, which means "bright". The name volgydo
is cognate to Finno-Ugric valkea
meaning "white" or "bright"... [more]