Catalan Place Names

Catalan names are used in Catalonia in eastern Spain, as well as in other Catalan-speaking areas including Valencia, the Balearic Islands, and Andorra.
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AMÈRICA (Region) Catalan
Catalan form of AMERICA, used to refer to the continents.
BENÍN (Settlement, Body of Water & Country) Spanish, Catalan, Icelandic
Spanish, Catalan and Icelandic form of BENIN.
CATALUNYA (Region & Political Subdivision) Catalan
Catalan form of CATALONIA.
ESPANYA (Country) Catalan
Catalan form of Hispania (see SPAIN).
FRANÇA (Country) Portuguese, Catalan
Portuguese and Catalan form of FRANCE.
IRAQ (Country) Arabic, English, Italian, Catalan, Malay
From Arabic العراق (al-'Iraq), probably derived from the name of the ancient Sumerian/Akkadian city of URUK. This is the name of a country in the Middle East.
JERUSALEM (Settlement) English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Luxembourgish, Southern African, Afrikaans, Catalan, Bosnian, Biblical
From Hebrew יְרוּשָׁלַיִם (Yerushalayim), from an earlier Canaanite form like Urushalim, probably meaning "established by (the god) SHALIM". This is the name of a city in Israel and Palestine. Originally a Canaanite city, it was conquered by the Israelites under King David at the beginning of the 10th century BC. It is now regarded as a holy city by Jews, Christians and Muslims.
NIL (River) Arabic, French, German, Luxembourgish, Catalan, Czech, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Azerbaijani
Form of NILE in various languages. In Arabic it is properly written with the definite article: النيل (al-Nil).
PORTUGAL (Country) Portuguese, English, French, Spanish, Galician, Catalan, German, Dutch, Luxembourgish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Estonian, Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Indonesian, Malay
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.
ROMA (Settlement) Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, Romanian, Ancient Roman
Latinate form of ROME.
RÚSSIA (Country) Portuguese, Catalan
Portuguese and Catalan form of RUSSIA.
TURQUIA (Country) Portuguese, Catalan
Portuguese and Catalan form of Turcia (see TURKEY).
VALÈNCIA (Settlement & Region) Catalan
Catalan (Valencian) form of VALENCIA.
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