Submitted Place Names Starting with C

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Coi Ji Wai Aa (Country) Chinese (Cantonese)
Cantonese form of Serbia.
Coira (Settlement) Italian, Romansh
Italian and Surmiran Romansh form of Chur.
Cóiré (Country) Irish
Irish form of Korea
Coire (Settlement) French
French form of Chur.
Cóiré Theas (Country) Irish
Irish form of South Korea
Cóiré Thuaidh (Country) Irish
Irish form of North Korea
Colmar (Settlement) French
Alsatian City of Colmar.
Colombo (Settlement) English
Probably from the old Sinhalese word kolamba meaning "ferry" or "port". It is popularly believed to be derived from Sinhalese කොලොන් තොට (kolon tota) meaning "port on the river Kelani" or කොල අඹ (kola amba) meaning "leafy mango grove", altered with influence from the name of Italian explorer Christopher Columbus or Latin columba meaning "dove"... [more]
Colorado (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, named after the Colorado river, from Spanish colo + "colored" rado "reddish", "ruddy".
Colossae (Settlement) Greek
either "Establishing a Temple or Shrine" or "to Punish" or "Dyed Wool," but no direct connection to "the Colossus of Rhodes"
Columbus (Settlement) English
Named after famous Italian explorer Christopher Columbus. This is the name of several settlements in the United States, including the capital city of the state of Ohio.
Comerio (Settlement) Italian
Town in Italy.
Comoren (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of Comoros.
Comorerne (Country) Danish
Danish form of Comoros.
Comoros (Country) English
From French Comores, derived from Arabic قمر (qamar) meaning "moon", which is ultimately from the phrase جزيرة القمر‎ (jazirat al-qamar) meaning "island of the moon"... [more]
Condom (Political Subdivision) Occitan
Condom, also referred to as Condom-en-Armagnac, is a commune in southwestern France in the department of Gers, of which it is a subprefecture.... [more]
Connecticut (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, from the name of the Connecticut river, from Algonquian quinnitukqut "at the long tidal river," from kwen "long" + ehtekw "tidal river" + enk "place".
Constanța (Settlement) Romanian
This is the name of a romanian city which is also the biggest port in Romania. It's greek name is Tomis.
Constantinopel (Settlement) Dutch
Dutch form of Constantinople.
Constantinopla (Settlement) Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of Constantinople.
Constantinopol (Settlement) Romanian
Romanian form of Constantinople.
Cook Islands (Other) English
A territory of New Zealand.
Copacabana (Island) Various
A resort on the Atlantic coast of Brazil that is near Rio de Janeiro.
Copenaghen (Settlement) Italian
Italian form of Copenhagen.
Copenhagen (Settlement) English
English form of København via Low German Kopenhagen. This is the capital of Denmark.
Coquet (River) English
A river in Northumberland, England. Its name originates from words of a local Brythonic-Celtic language, equivalent to the Welsh coched, meaning 'red, brown'.
Corásmia (Political Subdivision & Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Khwarazm via its Greek and Latin name Chorasmia.
Corasmia (Political Subdivision & Region) Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Khwarazm via its Greek and Latin name Chorasmia.
Corbie (Political Subdivision) French
Corcaigh (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Irish
Irish form of Cork.
Corea Dal Nord (Country) Romansch
Romansch form of North Korea
Corea Dal Sid (Country) Romansh
Romansh form of South Korea
Corea Del Nord (Country) Catalan, Italian
Catalan and Italian form of North Korea
Corea Del Sud (Country) Catalan, Italian
Catalan and Italian form of South Korea
Corea Del Sur (Country) Asturian, Spanish
Asturian and Spanish form of South Korea
Corée Du Nord (Country) French
French form of North Korea
Corée Du Sud (Country) French
French form of South Korea
Coreia (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Korea
Coreia Do Norte (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of North Korea
Coreia Do Sul (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of South Korea
Corint (Settlement) Catalan, Romanian
Catalan and Romanian form of Corinthus (see Corinth).
Corinth (Region & Settlement) English
From Greek Κόρινθος (Korinthos), ultimately from Doric Greek Ϙόρινθος. This is the name of a former municipality in Corinthia in south-central Greece, as well as the name of an ancient Greek city-state (polis) on the Isthmus of Corinth.
Corinthe (Settlement) French
French form of Corinthus (see Corinth).
Corinthie (Political Subdivision & Region) French
French form of Corinthia.
Coríntia (Political Subdivision & Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Corinthia.
Corintia (Political Subdivision & Region) Romanian, Spanish
Romanian and Spanish form of Corinthia.
Corinto (Settlement) Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of Corinthus (see Corinth).
Corinzia (Political Subdivision & Region) Italian
Italian form of Corinthia.
Cork (Settlement & Political Subdivision) Irish
A county and city in Ireland. Meaning "swamp".
Cornwall (Political Subdivision & Region) Cornish
A place next to Devon at the bottom of southwestern England. Named due to the old tribal name "Cornwealas" which eventually turned into "Cornwall". Name thought to come from the a Celtic word for "horn" or "headland" and old English "Wealas" which means strangers... [more]
Corrib (Body of Water & River) Irish
River and lake in Ireland.
Corsica (Political Subdivision & Island) Dutch, English, Italian, Romanian
Mediterranean island where Napoleon Bonaparte was born.
Coruscant (Other) Popular Culture
Coruscant is a fictional planet in the 'Star Wars' universe. The planet is an ecumenopolis -- the surface is almost entirely covered by one city. The name is derived from Latin coruscant "vibrating, glittering, sparkling"... [more]
Costa D'avorio (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Italian
Italian form of Côte D'ivoire.
Costa De Marfil (Country) Spanish
Spanish form of Ivory Coast
Còsta D'evòri (Country) Occitan
Occitan form of Ivory Coast
Costa Do Marfim (Country) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Ivory Coast
Costantinopoli (Settlement) Italian
Italian form of Constantinople.
Costa Rica (Country) Spanish, Afrikaans, Basque, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Swedish
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]
Cósta Ríce (Country) Irish
Irish form of Costa Rica
Cotabato (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Filipino, Cebuano, Hiligaynon, Ilocano, Tagalog, English
From Maguindanao Kutawatu meaning "stone city", from kuta meaning "city, fort" and wato meaning "stone, rock". This is the name of both a province and a city in the southern Philippines.
Côte D'ivoire (Country) French
A country in Africa. Also called the Ivory Coast.
Coweit (Country) Welsh
Welsh form of Kuwait.
Cracovia (Settlement) Galician, Italian, Ancient Roman, Sicilian, Spanish
Galician, Italian, Latin, Sicilian and Spanish form of Krakow.
Crawfordjohn (Settlement) Scottish
A village in Southern Scotland. It's name is of Scots origin and means 'Crow's ford of John'. See Crawford.
Crete (Island) English, Cebuano, Scots, Tsonga
From Ancient Greek Κρήτη (Krḗtē) which is of uncertain meaning. One theory is that it's derived from the name of a mythological hero, Κρυς (Krus), whose name is unexplained. Another theory is that it's derived from Luwian kursawar “island” or kursattar “cutting, sliver”... [more]
Crevichon (Island) Norman
Islet in the Channel Islands, England. Means "isle of crabs, crayfish, and cranes", due to the abundance of those animals in the area.
Crimea (Country, Political Subdivision & Region) English, Asturian, Catalan, Italian, Spanish
From Crimean Tatar Qırım, which is of uncertain origin. It may have been derived from a corruption of Latin Cimmerium or Greek Κιμμερικόν (Kimmerikon), the name of an ancient city, from Old Turkic qurum meaning "protection, defense" or qirum meaning "fosse, trench", or Ancient Greek κρημνοί (krēmnoí) meaning "cliffs"... [more]
Crimée (Country, Political Subdivision & Region) French
French form of Crimea.
Crimeia (Country, Political Subdivision & Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Crimea.
Črna Gora (Country) Slovene
Slovene cognate of Crna Gora
Crna Gora (Country) Montenegrin, Bosnian, Croatian, Macedonian, Serbian
Montenegrin form of Montenegro, which several other Balkan countries have adopted as their name for the country. The name literally means "black mountain", as it is derived from the South Slavic adjective crn meaning "black" combined with the South Slavic noun gora meaning "mountain".
Croàcia (Country) Catalan
Catalan form of Croatia.
Croația (Country) Romanian
Romanian form of Croatia
Croazzia (Country) Sicilian
Sicilian form of Croatia
Cróit (Country) Irish
Irish form of Croatia
Crowcroft (Settlement) English
Means "crows farm". From crawe "crow" and croft "enclosed field"
Csád (Country & Body of Water) Hungarian
Hungarian form of Chad.
Csecsenföld (Political Subdivision) Hungarian
From Hungarian csecsen meaning "Chechen" and föld meaning "land". This is the Hungarian name for Chechnya.
Cuba (Country) English
From the Taíno language. The exact meaning of the name is unclear but it may be translated either as 'where fertile land is abundant' (cubao), or 'great place' (coabana). Authors who believe that Christopher Columbus was Portuguese state that Cuba was named by Columbus for the town of Cuba in the district of Beja in Portugal.
Cuera (Settlement) Romansh
Sursilvan and Sutsilvan form of Chur.
Cuira (Settlement) Romansh
Puter, Rumantsch Grischun, and Sutsilvan form of Chur.
Cumberland (Region) English
A historical English county, covering the Northern half of modern-day Cumbria. It derives from the Brythonic combrogi, meaning 'fellow-countrymen'.
Cumbernauld (Settlement) Scottish
A town in North Lanarkshire, Scotland. The name in its present form is most likely derived from Gaelic comar nan allt meaning 'meeting of the waters'. However, early forms containing Cumyr- hint at a Cumbric predecessor derived possibly from Common Brittonic *cömber-ïn-alt (Welsh cymer-yn-allt), perhaps meaning 'confluence at the hill'.
Cumorah (Mountain) Mormon
This is the name of the hill where the Nephite known as Moroni buried the golden plates. It is located in New York.
Cungguek (Country) Zhuang
Zhuang form of Zhongguo through Middle Chinese 中國 (ʈɨuŋ kwək̚).
Cunghgoz (Country) Zhuang
Zhuang form of Zhongguo.
Cuoira (Settlement) Romansh
Vallader form of Chur.
Curaçao (Political Subdivision & Island) Dutch, English
From Portuguese Curação of uncertain origin, possibly from a name used by the indigenous peoples of the island. This is the name of an island country in the Caribbean Sea that is part of the Netherlands.
Curazao (Political Subdivision & Island) Spanish
Spanish form of Curaçao.
Curdistão (Region) Portuguese
Portuguese form of Kurdistan.
Cutshin (Other) English
Cutshin is an unincorporated community located in Leslie County, Kentucky, United States. ... [more]
Cuveglio (Settlement) Italian
Town in Italy.
Cuvio (Settlement) Italian
Town in Italy.
Cuzco (Political Subdivision & Settlement) Incan (Hispanicized), Quechua (Hispanicized), Spanish (Archaic)
Traditional spelling of Cusco, a city in Peru which was the capital of the Inca Empire. Cusco is the Hispanicized form of Quechua Qusqu meaning "rock, boundary stone; heap of earth and stones; nucleus; navel; bed, dry bed of a lake".
Cwm Gwaun (Settlement) Welsh
Cwm Gwaun (English: Gwaun Valley) is a community and valley in north Pembrokeshire, Wales. The name itself is derived from Welsh cwm "valley" and gwaun "heath, moor".
Cymru (Country) Welsh
From Proto-Celtic kom- meaning "with, together" and mrogis meaning "region, country, territory". This is the Welsh name for Wales.
Czeczenia (Political Subdivision) Polish
Polish form of Chechnya.
Czerkiesja (Region) Polish
Polish form of Circassia.
Czuwaszja (Political Subdivision) Polish
Polish form of Chuvashia.