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    Twin towns

    I always find it odd when I hear about UK town names overseas.

    I was very pleased many years ago to go to Newcastle in Austraiia, and visit various streets and areas of it named after Newcastle in the UK.

    There is a New York in the North East of England, which I find strange, as most names are one way, unless New York city was named after a shitty industrial town near Washington, or was Washington DC named after Washington in the North East?

    What other towns and places overseas are there with similar names to UK towns and cities?

    Any liverpools, Londongs or Birminghams?

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    have you watched the movie twin town?

    if not then i suggest you do as fast as possible


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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsquirrel
    Londongs
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsquirrel
    Birminghams
    Alabama

    New York was named such because after the Brits traded for it with the Dutch, it wasn't considered PC to still call it New Amsterdam.

    Most Brit towns of any significance have epynomes elsewhere. Empire and all that.

    Strangely, the major Australian state capital cities- Syd, Melb, Bris, Adelaide, Hobart- are not named after place names in Britain at all, rather obscure aristocrats. Perth is the sole exception (Scotland). And of course Darwin, capital of NT (a territory) was named after Erasmus.
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    Victoria.

    Numerous place-names worldwide.

    Again, akin to the imperial expansion.

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    Ubon Ratchathani/ Warin Chamrap.

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    Lots of places reminded the settlers of home so to name a few I've been to.

    Wales Wi.

    Rhinelander Wi.

    Lake Geneva Wi.

    And my favorite fishing hole Lake Lucerne in the beautiful north woods of Wi.

    Who can forget Hartford Wi. There are two cities with that name in England and nineteen in the states.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang
    And of course Darwin, capital of NT (a territory) was named after Erasmus.
    no charles darwin not des erasmus

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    Very easy to find twins. Just type in the name of a town from England into Google Maps and you'll get a list of twin towns in all parts of the world.

    But, I grew up in Croydon, Victoria, Australia.

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