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« Reply #45 on: February 26, 2021, 11:54:49 AM »

Australia


Queensland
was named in honour of Queen Victoria


Brisbane (Queensland)
named after Major General Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane, 1st Baronet, GCB, GCH, FRS, FRSE (23 July 1773 – 27 January 1860), was a British Army officer, administrator, and astronomer. Upon the recommendation of the Duke of Wellington, with whom he had served, he was appointed governor of New South Wales from 1821 to 1825.


Sydney (New South Wales)
In 1788, the First Fleet of convicts, led by Arthur Phillip, founded Sydney as a British penal colony, the first European settlement in Australia. Phillip named the settlement after Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney. Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney, PC (24 February 1733 – 30 June 1800) was a British politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1754 to 1783 when he was raised to the peerage as Baron Sydney. He held several important Cabinet posts in the second half of the 18th century. The cities of Sydney in Nova Scotia, Canada, and Sydney in New South Wales, Australia were named in his honour, in 1785 and 1788, respectively.


Orange (New South Wales)
In 1822 Captain Percy Simpson marched into the Wellington District and established a convict settlement which was called "Blackman's Swamp" after James Blackman; Simpson had employed James Blackman as a guide because he had already accompanied an earlier explorer, John Oxley into that region. Blackman's Swamp was chosen, and it was proclaimed a village and named Orange by Major Thomas Mitchell in 1846 in honour of Prince Willem of Orange.


Adelaide (South Australia)
Named in honour of Queen Adelaide, consort to King William IV, the city was founded in 1836 as the planned capital for the only freely-settled British province in Australia.


Port Augusta (South Australia)
The port was named after Augusta Sophia, Lady Young, the wife of the Governor of South Australia, Sir Henry Edward Fox Young. Lady Young was the daughter of Charles Marryat Snr., who had been a slaveholder in the British West Indies.

Wellington (South Australia)
named after Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, KG, GCB, GCH, PC, FRS (1 May 1769 – 14 September 1852)

Hobart (Tasmania)
The city, initially known as Hobart Town or Hobarton, was named after Lord Hobart, the British Secretary of State for war and the colonies. Robert Hobart, 4th Earl of Buckinghamshire, PC (6 May 1760 – 4 February 1816), styled Lord Hobart from 1793 to 1804, was a British Tory politician.

Port Arthur (Tasmania)
Port Arthur was named after George Arthur, the lieutenant governor of Van Diemen's Land. Sir George Arthur, 1st Baronet KCH (21 June 1784 – 19 September 1854) was Lieutenant Governor of British Honduras from 1814 to 1822, Van Diemen's Land (present-day Tasmania) from 1823 to 1837.He later served as Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada from 1838 to 1841, and Governor of Bombay from 1842 to 1846.


Victoria
Victoria, like Queensland, was named after Queen Victoria, who had been on the British throne for 14 years when the colony was established in 1851


Melbourne (Victoria)
named after the then British Prime Minister, William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne.William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, PC, PC (Ire), FRS (15 March 1779 – 24 November 1848), in some sources called Henry William Lamb, was a British Whig statesman who served as Home Secretary (1830–1834) and Prime Minister (1834 and 1835–1841). He is best known for being prime minister in Queen Victoria's early years and coaching her in the ways of politics, acting almost as her private secretary.


Albany (Western Australia)
In 1832, Governor James Stirling gave the place its current name Albany, in honor of Frederick of York, the second son of George III of England.

Augusta (Western Australia)
Lieutenant-Governor Captain James Stirling named the town in honour of Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex, the sixth son of George III, due to its location within Sussex County, one of the 26 counties of Western Australia that were designated in 1829 as cadastral divisions

Princess Royal (Western Australia)
Princess Royal is an abandoned town in the Goldfields-Esperance region in Western Australia. It was named after a gold mine that was the basis for the town. The mine was named after Victoria, Princess Royal, eldest daughter of Queen Victoria
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« Reply #46 on: February 26, 2021, 11:59:21 AM »

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Kinshasa formerly Léopoldville (Dutch: Leopoldstad), is the capital and the largest city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. With a total population of 15 million as of 2021, it is the largest city in Africa.
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« Reply #47 on: February 26, 2021, 12:07:21 PM »

Who could forget the Prince Edward Islands, Canada?
Named after Queen Victorias father, Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and famous for the fictional Avonlea, home of Anne of Green Gables....
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« Reply #48 on: February 26, 2021, 02:10:45 PM »

https://www.businessinsid...al=true&r=US&IR=T

Places around the world named after Queen Elizabeth II (2017)
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« Reply #49 on: February 26, 2021, 02:11:35 PM »

https://en.wikipedia.org/...amed_after_Queen_Victoria

List of places named after Queen Victoria
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« Reply #50 on: February 26, 2021, 02:51:33 PM »

Annapolis  is the capital of the U.S. state of Maryland. In 1694, soon after the overthrow of the Catholic government of second Royal Governor Thomas Lawrence (1645–1714), then third Royal Governor Francis Nicholson (1655-1727/28, served 1694–1698), moved the capital of the royal colony, the Province of Maryland, to Anne Arundel's Towne and renamed the town Annapolis after Princess Anne of Denmark and Norway, soon to be the Queen Anne of Great Britain (1665–1714, reigned 1702–1714).


Friedrichshafen  is a city on the northern shoreline of Lake Constance (the Bodensee) in Southern Germany, near the borders of both Switzerland and Austria.  It was named for King Friedrich I of Württemberg, who privileged it as a free port and transshipment point for the kingdom's Swiss trade.


Frederiksted is both the town and one of the two administrative districts of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. It is named after Frederick V of Denmark, who purchased the Danish West Indies in 1754.


Frederiksværk is a town with a population of 12,694 (1 January 2020) in Halsnæs Municipality on Zealand in Region Hovedstaden in Denmark. Named after King Frederik V of Denmark.


George Town is the capital city of the state of Penang in Malaysia. Named after Britain's King George III.


George (formerly known as Georgetown) is the second largest city in the Western Cape province of South Africa.  Named after the British monarch, King George III.


Georgetown is the capital and chief settlement of Ascension Island, in the British Overseas Territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, situated on the west coast of the island.The town is named after King George III, who reigned at the time the island was claimed for Britain and garrisoned by the Admiralty in 1815.


George Town is a neighbourhood in Chennai city (formerly Madras), Tamil Nadu, India. It is near the Fort Saint George, Chennai. It is also known as Muthialpet and Parry's corner. It is an historical area of Chennai city from where its expansion began in the 1640s. During the colonial period, the area in and around Muthialpet was renamed as George Town by the British in 1911, in honour of King George V when he was crowned as the Emperor of India.


George Town (Palawa_kani: kinimathatakinta) is a large town in north-east Tasmania, Australia.George Town, named for King George III is one of the older European settlements in Australia, first settled in 1804.


Es Castell (formerly Villacarlos) is a small municipality in eastern Menorca in the Balearic Islands, Spain. The town was founded in 1771 by British Col. Patrick Mackellar and was originally called Georgetown in honour of King George III; however, it takes its current name from the large fort nearby, known to the British as St. Philip's Castle.


Nassau is the capital and largest city of The Bahamas. The city was named in honour of William III of England, Prince of Orange-Nassau. (Stadthouder Willem III of the Netherlands).


Georgetown is a town located within the municipality of Three Rivers in Kings County, Prince Edward Island, Canada. It is the Capital of Kings County.The county capital was to be named Georgetown in honour of King George III.


Prince Edward Island (PEI) is a province of Canada and one of the three Maritime provinces. It is the smallest province of Canada in both land area and population, but the most densely populated.  After the British took over the territory, in 1798 they named the island colony for Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn (1767–1820), the fourth son of King George III. He later fathered the future Queen Victoria. Prince Edward has been called "Father of the Canadian Crown"The following island landmarks are also named after the Duke of Kent:
- Prince Edward Battery, Victoria Park, Charlottetown
- Kent College, established in 1804 by Lieutenant Governor Edmund Fanning and his Legislative Council, the college would eventually become the University of Prince Edward Island
- Kent Street, Charlottetown
- West Kent Elementary School
- Kent Street, Georgetown


King William’s Town (officially renamed Qonce on 23 February 2021) is a town in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa along the banks of the Buffalo River. The town is about 60 kilometres northwest of the Indian Ocean port of East London. The town was founded by Sir Benjamin d’Urban in May 1835 during the Xhosa War of that year, the town stands on the site of the kraal of the minor chief Dyani Tyatyu and is named after William IV. It was abandoned in December 1836, but was reoccupied in 1846 and was the capital of British Kaffraria from its creation in 1847 to its incorporation in 1865 with the Cape Colony.


Yekaterinburg, alternatively romanized Ekaterinburg, formerly known as Sverdlovsk (Свердло́вск) (1924–1991), is the largest city and the administrative centre of Sverdlovsk Oblast and the Ural Federal District, Russia.Yekaterinburg was founded on 18 November 1723 and named after the Russian emperor Peter the Great's wife, who after his death became Catherine I, Yekaterina being the Russian form of her name.


Wilhelmshaven is a coastal town in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated on the western side of the Jade Bight, a bay of the North Sea. Named after William I or Wilhelm I (German: Wilhelm Friedrich Ludwig; 22 March 1797 – 9 March 1888) of the House of Hohenzollern who was King of Prussia from 2 January 1861 and the first German emperor from 18 January 1871 until his death.



Victoria (Maltese: Il-Belt Victoria, meaning "the city Victoria"), also known among the native Maltese as Rabat (which is the name of the old town centre) or by its title Città Victoria, is the capital city of Gozo, the second largest island of Malta. Victoria is the name given on 10 June 1887 by the British government on the occasion of Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee, at the request of Pietro Monsignor Pace, Bishop of Gozo (Monsignor Pace later became Sir Pietro Monsignor Pace, Titular Archbishop of Rhodes and Bishop of Malta). However, many Gozitans, mainly older Gozitans, still often refer to it by the name Rabat.


Victoria  is the capital and largest city of Seychelles, situated on the north-eastern side of Mahé island, the archipelago's main island. The area that would become Victoria was originally settled in 1778 by French colonists after they claimed the island in 1756. The town was called L'Établissement until 1841 when it was renamed to Victoria by the British, after Queen Victoria


Victoria West is a town in the central Karoo region of South Africa's Northern Cape province.The town was laid out on the bank of the Brakrivier watercourse in 1843, when the Dutch Reformed Church bought the farm Zeekoegat from the estate of J.H. Classens. It was named Victoria in 1844, after Queen Victoria, though amended to Victoria West in 1855 to distinguish it from an Eastern Cape district. In 1859 the town acquired municipal status.


Petrópolis , also known as The Imperial City, is a municipality in the Southeast Region of Brazil, inside the Rio de Janeiro state located 68 kilometres (42 mi) northeast of the Rio de Janeiro city. The town's name ("city of Peter") honors Pedro II, the last Emperor of Brazil, who is entombed there at the Cathedral of Saint Peter of Alcantara.


Port Louis  is the capital city of Mauritius The Port is named in honour of French King Louis XV.



Oranjestad  is a small town of approximately 1,000 inhabitants; it is the capital of the island of Sint Eustatius in the Caribbean Netherlands. Named after Fort Oranje, which was named after the Dutch royals.


Oranjestad is the capital and largest city of Aruba, a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.The city is named after the first King Willem I of the Netherlands.


Willemstad  is the capital city of Curaçao, an island in the southern Caribbean Sea that forms a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Formerly the capital of the Netherlands Antilles prior to its dissolution in 2010. Willemstad was conquered by the Dutch in 1634. The city was then named after the later Dutch stadtholder Willem II of Orange.


Charleston is the largest city in the U.S. state of South Carolina. Charleston was founded in 1670 as Charles Town, honoring King Charles II of the UK.


Queenstown, New Zealand. There are various apocryphal accounts of how Queenstown was named, however the following is the most likely: When William Rees first arrived in the area and built his homestead, the area was known as The Station although miners soon referred to it as The Camp from 1860 to 1862.The miners, and especially the Irish, had taken an interest in the ceremony held for a town called Cobh in Ireland (then part of the United Kingdom) which was renamed Queenstown in honour of Queen Victoria in 1850. They may have had their own ceremony at the intersection of Rees and Beach Streets replicating some of the elements in the renaming of the Irish town. There was then a public meeting to name the township on the lake in January 1863 (probably the weekend of the 3rd and 4th) in which the town was officially given the name of Queenstown in reference to Ireland's Queenstown. By 9 and 10 January 1863 the town was being reported with the name of Queenstown in several reports written by a correspondent in the Otago Witness on 5 and 6 January.During the meeting there may have been a reference by a miner to the town being "fit for a Queen" (this is one of the most popular accounts of how the town was named).



Queenstown is a planning area and satellite residential town situated on the south-westernmost fringe of the Central Region of Singapore. Queenstown was named after Queen Elizabeth II to mark her coronation in 1952. The area was previously known by the Mandarin Chinese name Wu-wei-gang (Wade Giles: Wu-wei-kang), or in Hokkien as Boh Beh Kang.


Queenstown, officially Komani, is a town in the middle of the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, roughly halfway between the smaller towns of Cathcart and Sterkstroom.  Queenstown was founded in early 1853 under the direction of Sir George Cathcart, who named the settlement, and then fort, after Queen Victoria.


Kristianstad is a city and the seat of Kristianstad Municipality, Skåne County, Sweden. The city was founded in 1614 by King Christian IV of Denmark, the city's name literally means 'Town of Christian', as a planned city after the burning of the nearby town of Vä and moving the city rights of the neighbouring town of Sölvesborg and Åhus to the new town.


Kristiansand, historically spelled Christianssand and Christiansand, is a city and municipality in Agder county, Norway. The city is named after the Danish King King Christian IV, who founded it on 5 July 1641. The second part of the city's name, sand, refers to the sandy headland the city was built on
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« Reply #51 on: April 27, 2021, 12:55:15 AM »

Alfred, Maine named after King Alfred the Great
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« Reply #52 on: August 15, 2021, 12:44:33 AM »

Queen Maud Land is a region of Antarctica claimed by Norway as a dependent territory. It is named after Queen Maud of Norway.
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« Reply #53 on: November 06, 2021, 12:39:12 AM »

Prince Edward County, Ontario was named after Prince Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent and Strathearn.
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