Place Names Starting with U

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UFRATU (River) Ancient Persian
Old Persian form of EUPHRATES.
UNGARIA (Country) Romanian
Romanian form of HUNGARY.
UNGARN (Country) German
German form of HUNGARY.
UNGHERIA (Country) Italian
Italian form of HUNGARY.
UPTON (Settlement) English
From Old English upp "up" and tun "enclosure, yard, town". This is the name of various towns in England.
URAL (Region & River) Russian, English, German, Turkish, Bashkir
Meaning unknown, possibly from Turkic aral meaning "island, boundary". This is the name of a mountain range and a river in western Russia.
URDANN (River & Country) Arabic
Arabic form of JORDAN, usually written with the definite article: الأردنّ (al-Urdann).
URUK (Settlement) Akkadian, English
From Sumerian 𒌷 (uru) meaning "city". This was the name of a city-state of ancient Sumer (later Akkad and Babylonia). It was inhabited until the time of the Islamic conquest of the area.
UZBEKISTAN (Country) English, Russian, Ukrainian
From Uzbek O'zbekiston, derived from the ethnic name O'zbek (which is probably in part from Turkic beg meaning "chieftain, master") combined with the Persian suffix ستان (stan) meaning "land of". This is the name of a country in central Asia.