Submitted Place Names Starting with K

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KAAIMANEILANDEN (Political Subdivision & Island) Dutch
Dutch form of Cayman Islands.
KAAIMANSEILANDE (Political Subdivision & Island) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Cayman Islands.
KAAP VERDE (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Cape Verde.
KAAPVERDIË (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of Cape Verde.
KABARDINO-BALKARIA (Political Subdivision) English
Kabardino-Balkaria is a republic of Russia located in the North Caucasus region.
KABARDINO-BALKARIYA (Political Subdivision) Russian
Russian form of Kabardino-Balkaria.
KABOEL (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Kabul.
KAGOSHIMA (Other) Japanese
This is the name of a city, prefecture and shrine located in the south of Kyūshū in the south-west of Japan. The kanji used are 鹿 (roku, ka, shika) meaning "deer", 児 (gei, ji, ni, ko) meaning "child, newborn babe, young of animals" and 島 (tou, shima) meaning "island."
KAÏRO (Settlement) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Cairo.
KAIYŌ (Settlement) Japanese
This is the name of a town in Japan's Tokushima Prefecture.... [more]
KALABRIË (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Calabria.
KALABRIEN (Region) German, Luxembourgish, Swedish
German, Luxembourgish and Swedish form of Calabria.
KALAMATA (Region) Greek
The modern name Kalamáta is a corruption of the older name Καλάμαι, Kalámai, "reeds". The phonetic similarity of Kalamáta with the phrase "kalá mátia" ("good eyes") has led to various folk etymologies.
KALIFORNIË (Political Subdivision) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of California.
KALIFORNIEN (Political Subdivision) Danish (Archaic), German, Luxembourgish, Swedish
Archaic Danish form of California as well as the modern German, Luxembourgish and Swedish form of the name. The modern Danish form is Californien.
KALISPELL (Other) Salishan (Rare)
The name Kalispell is a Salishan (Salish) word meaning "flat land above the lake". Kalispell is also the gateway to Glacier National Park.
KALISZ (Political Subdivision) Polish
Comes from Kalisz in west central Poland, which probably derives its name from Old Polish kal ‘muddy place’, ‘slough’.
KALISZA (Political Subdivision) Polish
Feminine form of Kalisz.
KALMIKIË (Political Subdivision) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Kalmykia.
KALMUKKIË (Political Subdivision) Dutch
Dutch form of Kalmykia.
KALMYKIA (Political Subdivision) English
Derived from the name Kalmyk, denoting the native people who originally inhabited the area. The Mongolian name, Халимаг (Khalimag), means "the people moving away"; ultimately from Mongolian халих (khalikh) meaning "overflow, leakage, seepage, overpour", referring to how the Kalmyk people were originally Mongolians who "leaked away" from their ancestral homeland... [more]
KALOEGA (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Kaluga.
KAMBODJA (Country) Afrikaans, Swedish
Afrikaans and Swedish form of Cambodia.
KAMBODŽA (Country) Croatian
Croatian form of Cambodia.
KAMEROEN (Country) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Cameroon.
KAMERUN (Country) Croatian
Croatian form of Cameroon.
KAMPANIË (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Campania.
KAMPUCHEA (Country) Khmer, English
Khmer form of Cambodia, also used to refer to the old English name for the country used from 1975-1989.
KANADË (Country) Albanian
Means Canada in Albanian.
KANSAS (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, named after Kanas river, from French variant of Kansa, native name of the Siouan people who lived there.
KANTABRIË (Political Subdivision) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Cantabria.
KANTABRIEN (Political Subdivision) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German and Swedish form of Cantabria.
KANTOU (Region) Japanese
From Japanese 関 (kan) meaning "barrier" and 東 (tou) meaning "east".
Derived from qara meaning "black" and qalpaq meaning "hat". Karakalpakstan is an autonomous region in present-day Uzbekistan.
KARASU (Settlement) Japanese
This is the name of a former town located in Japan's Mie Prefecture which merged and expanded, along with a few other towns and municipalities, into the city of Tsu.... [more]
KARATSJI (Settlement) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Karachi.
KARELIA (Political Subdivision) English
Combination of Finnish karja meaning "livestock" and the suffix -la denoting place names. The Republic of Karelia is a federal subject in northern Russia, bordering Finland.
KARELIË (Political Subdivision & Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Karelia.
KARELIYA (Political Subdivision) Russian
Russian form of Karelia.
KARJALA (Political Subdivision) Finnish
Finnish form of Karelia.
KARLSHAMN (Settlement) Swedish
Means "Karl's port" in Swedish. It was named after Swedish king Karl X Gustav. ... [more]
KARLSKRONA (Settlement) Swedish
Means "Karl's crown" in Swedish. It was named after Swedish king Karl XI. ... [more]
KARLSTAD (Settlement) Swedish
Means "Karl's town" in Swedish. It was named after the Swedish king Karl IX who founded the town in 1584. ... [more]
KASAKSTAN (Country) Afrikaans, Icelandic
Afrikaans and Icelandic form of Kazakhstan.
KASHIWA (Settlement) Japanese
This is the name of a city in Chiba Prefecture in eastern Japan. It is simply derived from 柏 (haku, hyaku, byaku, kashiwa) meaning "oak" (or more specifically, daimyo oak/sweet oak).... [more]
KASKAZINI (Country) Swahili
Swahili form of America.
KASTILIË (Region) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Castile.
KASTILIEN (Region) Danish, German, Swedish
Danish, German and Swedish form of Castile.
KATALONIË (Political Subdivision) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Catalonia.
KATALONIEN (Political Subdivision) German, Swedish
German and Swedish form of Catalonia.
KĀṬHAMĀḌAUṀ (Settlement) Nepali
Original Nepali form of Kathmandu.
KATHMANDU (Settlement) English
Named after the Kasthamandap Temple in Kathmandu, which is derived from Sanskrit काष्ठ (Kāṣṭha) meaning "wood" and मण्डप (Maṇḍap) meaning "covered shelter"; literally means "wood-covered shelter"... [more]
KATRINEHOLM (Settlement) Swedish
Swedish city located in Södermanland. It was originally the name of a ducal residence located in the area. The residence was named after the owner's wife Catharina.
KAUAʻI (Island) Hawaiian
Meaning unknown. This is the fourth largest of the Hawaii Islands.
KAZACHSTAN (Country) Dutch, Polish, Slovak
Dutch, Polish and Slovak form of Kazakhstan.
KAZAHSTAN (Country) Croatian
Croatian form of Kazakhstan.
KAZAKSTAN (Country) Kyrgyz
Kyrgyz form of Kazakhstan.
KAZAN (Settlement) Tatar, Russian, English
Meaning disputed, although some sources say that the name of the city is derived from the Volga Bulgar and Tatar word qazan meaning "boiler" or "cauldron". Other sources say that it comes from the name of the Kazanka River or that it was named after the cauldron-shaped hill the city sits atop of... [more]
KEBNEKAISE (Mountain) Swedish
Derived from Lule Sami giebnne "cauldron" and gájsse "elevated and pointy crest". Kebnekaise is the highest mountain in Sweden.
KEITH (Settlement) Scottish
A small town in Moray, North-East Scotland. It's name is derived from a Pictish word kit, which meant 'forest' (Welsh coed, 'wood').
KENTUCKY (Political Subdivision) English (American)
Name of a state in the United States, originally the name of a river, which possibly derived from the Iroquoian word wyandot, meaning meadow.
KENWYN (Settlement) Cornish
This is the name of a town and river, located in the south-western English county of Cornwall, which is called Keynwynn in Cornish. It is said that the name is derived from Cornish keyn meaning "back, keel, ridge" and gwynn meaning "white, fair, blessed."
KEULEN (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Cologne.
KHAKASSIA (Political Subdivision) English
Derived from the name Khakas, referring to the native Khakas people (a Turkic ethnic group) who originally inhabited the area. The etymological origin of the name Khakas is unknown. Khakassia is a federal subject of Russia, located near the border between Russia and Mongolia.
KHALADAR (Other) ?
The name of a place.
KIËF (Settlement) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Kiev.
KIELDER (River) English
A river and reservoir in Northern England. It's name could come from Celtic words cognate with Welsh clou, 'fast' and dwr 'river'.
KIËV (Settlement) Dutch
Dutch variant spelling of Kiev.
KIEV (Settlement) Ukrainian, Russian, Bulgarian, German, English
The name Kiev comes from a medieval legend about the founding of the city told by a Chronicler of Rus-Ukraine. It was three brothers, Kie, Shchek and Khoriv, and their sister Lebid, who were the founders.
KĪLAUEA (Other) Hawaiian
Combination of Hawaiian , an intensifying prefix, lau "many, much", and ea "to rise, expand". This is an active volcano in the US state Hawaii, located on the island Hawai'i.
KILDARE (Region) Irish, English
From Irish Cill Dara meaning "church of the oak".
KIRGISIË (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Kyrgyzstan.
KIRGISTAN (Country) Croatian
Croatian form of Kyrgyzstan.
KIRGIZIË (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of Kyrgyzstan.
KIRISHIMA (Settlement) Japanese
This is the name of a city which is located near the Sakurajima volcano in Kagoshima prefecture in south-western mainland Japan.... [more]
KIRKCUDBRIGHT (Settlement) Scottish
Coastal town in South-West England. It derives from Scots language words meaning 'Church of St. Cuthbert'.
KIRKWALL (Settlement) Scottish
A town in the Orkney Islands, Scotland. It's name is derived from Old Norse Kirkjuvagr, meaning 'church bay'.
KIRRIN (Island) English (British)
Kirrin Island is the fictional island in Enid Blyton's 'The Famous Five' series of children's books.
KIRUNA (Settlement) Swedish
From the name of the mountain Kiirunavaara, composed of Finnish kiiruna "ptarmigan" and vaara "large forested hill" (from Northern Sami várri "mountain"). Kiruna is the northernmost town in Sweden known for the Kiruna Mine, the largest and most modern underground iron ore mine in the world, and Esrange Space Center, a rocket range and research centre.
KITTIM (Settlement) Hebrew
Kittim was a settlement in present-day Larnaca on the west coast of Cyprus, known in ancient times as Kition, or (in Latin) Citium. On this basis, the whole island became known as Kittim in Hebrew, including the Hebrew Bible.
KKAVKKAZ (Region & Mountain) Lak
Lak form of Caucasus.
KLEEF (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Kleve (see Cleves).
KØBENHAVN (Settlement) Danish
Newer form of Køpmannæhafn, meaning "merchants' harbour".
KOERDISTAN (Region) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Kurdistan.
KOERGAN (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Kurgan.
KOERSK (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Kursk.
KOETAISI (Settlement) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Kutaisi.
KOEWEIT (Country) Dutch, Afrikaans
Dutch and Afrikaans form of Kuwait.
KOGANE (Other) Japanese
This is the name of several towns, stations and mountains found in Japan.... [more]
KOLUMBIJA (Country) Croatian
Croatian form of Colombia.
KOMI (Political Subdivision) English, Russian, Komi
Derived directly from the name Коми (Komi), referring to the native people of the region. The word Komi is a self-designation of the ethnic group, derived from a Finno-Ugric word for "man, human"... [more]
KOMORI (Country) Croatian
Croatian form of The Comoros.
KOREJA (Country) Croatian
Croatian form of Korea.
KOSOVO (Country) English, Serbian, Croatian
Kosovo, officially the Republic of Kosovo is a partially recognized state with a disputed territory in Southeastern Europe.
KOVKAS (Region) Armenian
Armenian form of Caucasus.
KRIM (Political Subdivision & Region) Afrikaans, Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German, Luxembourgish, Norwegian, Serbian, Swedish
Form of Crimea.
KRISTIANSTAD (Settlement) Swedish
Swedish city founded in 1614, named after the Danish king Kristian IV. The city is located in Skåne which belonged to Denmark until 1658.
KRISTINEHAMN (Settlement) Swedish
Named after Swedish queen Kristina (1626-1689). The town was previously named Bro. ... [more]
KRITI (Island) Greek
Modern Greek transcription of Κρήτη (see Crete). This is the name of the largest and most populous island of Greece, known for its varied terrain, which ranges from fine-sand beaches at Elafonisi to the White Mountains.
KRK (Island) Croatian
Krk is a Croatian island in the northern Adriatic Sea, located near Rijeka in the Bay of Kvarner and part of Primorje-Gorski Kotar county.
KROASIË (Country) Afrikaans
Afrikaans form of Croatia.
KROATIË (Country) Dutch
Dutch form of Croatia.
KRYM (Region) Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of Crimea.
KUALA LUMPUR (Settlement) Malaysian, Malay, English
Means "muddy confluence" in Malay; a combination of کوالا (kuala) meaning "confluence (referring to a point where two rivers or streams meet)" and لومڤور‎ (lumpur) meaning "mud"... [more]
KUVAJT (Country) Croatian
Croatian form of Kuwait.
KUWAIT (Country) English
The name of the Country in the Middle East. Kuwait, an Arab country on the Persian (Arabian) Gulf, has cultural heritage dating back to antiquity. Kuwait City, the capital, is known for its modern architecture, ranging from skyscrapers to the striking Kuwait Towers, water towers whose design recalls the tiled domes of a classic mosque... [more]
KYŌTO (Settlement) Japanese
Name of a city and former Imperial capital in Western Japan, borrowed from Middle Chinese 京都 (kˠiæŋ tuo), referring to a capital city of a country.
KYOTO (Settlement) Japanese
Various transcription of Kyōto.
KYRGYZSTAN (Country) Kyrgyz, English
Means "land of the Kyrgyz"; a combination of Kyrgyz—which itself is a mostly thought to be a combination of Old Turkish kırk "forty" and uz "tribes"—and the Persian suffix ستان (-stān) "land, place of", "country"... [more]
KYTHIRA (Island) Greek
A place name for an island in Greece
KYŪSHŪ (Region) Japanese
This is the name of a region and island in south-west Japan.... [more]