Spanish Submitted Place Names

Spanish names are used in Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries (such as those in South America). See also about Spanish names.
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ALGER   (Settlement)   French, Catalan
French and Catalan form of Algiers.
ALMERÍA   (Settlement)   Spanish
From the name of the Spanish city. Means 'the mirror of the sea.'
AMÈRICA   (Country)   Catalan
Catalan form of America.
ANDALUCÍA   (Political Subdivision)   Spanish
Spanish form of Andalusia.
AREQUIPA   (Political Subdivision)   Spanish (Latin American)
Legend says it comes from Ari-quepay "let's stay here" in Quechua.
BASTILLA   (Other)   Spanish
Spanish form of Bastille.
CALIFORNIA   (Political Subdivision)   Spanish, English
Name of a state in the United States, and two states in Mexico. California was once believed to be an island, and was named after the fictional island, California, in Garci Ordóñez de Montalvo's novel 'Las Sergas de Esplandián'... [more]
CANTABRIA   (Political Subdivision)   Spanish
CASABLANCA   (Settlement)   English, Spanish
Means "white house", from Portuguese casa meaning "house" and branca meaning "white". The present-day spelling follows the Spanish form (casa "house"; blanca "white"), however, because of the Portuguese Kingdom joining the Spanish Kingdom... [more]
CHIQUINQUIRA   (Settlement)   Spanish
the name of a town in venezuela
COSTARICA   (Country)   Spanish
The name of the Country in Central America. Costa Rica is a rugged, rainforested Central American country with coastlines on the Caribbean and Pacific. Though its capital, San Jose, is home to cultural institutions like the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, Costa Rica is known for its beaches, volcanoes, and biodiversity... [more]
CUZCO   (Political Subdivision)   Quechua, Spanish (Latin American)
The name is said to mean "World's navel"
EL AAIÚN   (Settlement)   Spanish
Spanish form of Laayoune.
EL SALVADOR   (Country)   Spanish
El Salvador is a small Central American nation. It's known for its Pacific Ocean beaches, surf spots and mountainous landscape. Its Ruta de Las Flores is a winding route past coffee farms, rainforests with waterfalls and towns like Juayúa, with its weekend food festival, plus Ataco, home to vivid murals... [more]
HABANA   (Settlement)   Spanish
From the Spanish name of the capital city of Cuba, known in English as Havana, the origin and meaning of which is obscure. Most likely it is based on Habaguanex, the name of a local Taíno (Arawak) chief.
HONDURAS   (Country)   Spanish
Means "depths" in Spanish.
IRLANDA   (Country)   Spanish
Spanish form of Ireland.
JUMILLA   (Settlement)   Spanish
Jumilla is a town in southeastern Spain in the province of Murcia. The name comes from the Latin word for “reeds”.
LÉRIDA   (Settlement)   Spanish
LIMA   (Settlement)   Spanish (Latin American)
Lima is a corruption of the name Rimac.
LISBOA   (Settlement)   Portuguese, Spanish, Galician
Newer form of Old Portuguese Lisbõa, derived from Latin Olisīpō. According to legend, the location was named for Odysseus. The Latin name might be derived from his name.
LLORET DE MAR   (Settlement)   Catalan
MADRID   (Settlement)   Spanish
Newer form of Magerit. The etymology is uncertain, but it could be derived from Arabic المجريط (al-Magrīt) "source of water".
MARSELLA   (Settlement)   Catalan
Marsella is the catalan version of the city of Marseilles. It is a place name.
NAVARRA   (Region)   Spanish
NIZA   (Settlement)   Spanish
Spanish for the city of Nice, France.
NORUEGA   (Country)   Spanish
Spanish form of Norway.
PÁEZ   (Other, Political Subdivision, Region & Settlement)   Spanish (Latin American), Native Paezean
Páez (also Paez, Paes; the autonym Nasa Yuwe 'Nasa language' is becoming increasingly used) is a language isolate of Colombia spoken by the Páez people. Ethnologue estimates 71,400 to 83,300citation needed speakers, including 40,000 monolingual, out of an ethnic population of 140,000.... [more]
PUERTO RICO   (Other)   Spanish
Puerto Rico is a Caribbean island and unincorporated U.S. territory with a landscape of mountains, waterfalls and the El Yunque tropical rainforest. In San Juan, the capital and largest city, the Isla Verde area is known for its hotel strip, beach bars and casinos... [more]
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".
RONCESVALLES   (Settlement)   Spanish
Town in Navarra (Spain) where in 778 Charlemagne lost a fsmous battle against Arabs
SAN JUAN   (Other)   Spanish
The name of the Capital of Puerto Rico. San Juan, Puerto Rico's capital and largest city, sits on the island's Atlantic coast. Its widest beach fronts the Isla Verde resort strip, known for its bars, nightclubs and casinos... [more]
TEGUCIGALPA   (Political Subdivision)   Spanish
Capital of Honduras, possibly from the Nahuatl word Taguz-galpa, which means "hills of silver".
TXINA   (Country)   Basque
Means China in Basque.
VILLARREAL   (Settlement)   Spanish
Villarreal is a city in the province of Castelló, in the Valencian Community, Spain.
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