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Welsh place names in other countries

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Welsh place names in other countries is a list of placenames in countries outside of Wales which are named after places in Wales, or derived from the Welsh language, or are known to be named after a Welsh person.

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Argentina

  • Patagonia
  • Puerto Madryn - named after the Welsh estate of Sir Love Jones-Parry.
  • Trelew - named after Welsh settler Lewis Jones.
  • Trevelin - from Trefelin, the Welsh for 'Mill Town'.
  • Australia

  • New South Wales - Captain James Cook originally called it 'New Wales', later adding the 'South'.
  • Aberdare
  • Aberglasslyn - likely corruption of Aberglaslyn
  • Abermain
  • Allynbrook - from River Alyn
  • Bangor - named after the birthplace of the landowner.
  • Cardiff - name suggested by a Welsh settler in 1889.
  • Llanarth - suburb of Bathurst, from Llanarth
  • Llandilo
  • Llangothlin - anglicisation of Llangollen
  • Swansea - a coal mining community.
  • Queensland
  • Carnarvon Gorge
  • Ebbw Vale
  • Merthyr
  • Tasmania
  • Abergavenny
  • Swansea - settled by people from Pembrokeshire, Wales
  • Victoria
  • Anglesea - corruption of Anglesey
  • Llanelly - either from Llanelly or Llanelli
  • Welshpool
  • Western Australia
  • Carnarvon - named after Henry Herbert, 4th Earl of Carnarvon; anglicisation of Caernarfon
  • Welshpool
  • Canada

  • Alberta
  • Berwyn
  • Caernarvon
  • Cardiff - a hamlet near Alberta's first coal mine.
  • Ontario
  • Cardiff - a small mining community.
  • Pontypool - unincorporated village, used as the setting for a movie of the same name
  • England

  • Herefordshire: Numerous villages, parishes and farms in the Archenfield region adjacent to Wales, including:
  • Bagwyllydiart
  • Ewyas Harold
  • Llangarron
  • Llanveynoe
  • Maes-coed
  • Pontrilas
  • Shropshire: Numerous villages, parishes and farms, notably in the Oswestry area adjacent to Wales, including:
  • Jamaica

    Welsh settlers arrived on the island, most notably the infamous Welsh governor, Henry Morgan, and influenced placenames.

  • Bangor Ridge (Portland)
  • Llandilo (Westmoreland)
  • Llandovery (St Ann)
  • Llandewey (St Thomas)
  • Nepal

  • Western Cwm - a glacial valley on the face of Mount Everest (cwm is Welsh for 'valley')
  • New Zealand

  • North Island
  • Brynderwyn Range
  • Cardiff
  • South Island
  • Bryndwr (Christchurch)
  • Milford Sound
  • United States

  • Alabama
  • Bangor
  • Cardiff
  • Powell
  • Arizona
  • Swansea - a former copper mining town.
  • California
  • Bryn Mawr
  • Cardiff-by-the-Sea
  • Swansea - a former mining town.
  • Illinois
  • Bryn Mawr
  • Cardiff - formerly a coal mining town
  • Swansea
  • Kansas
  • Powell Observatory in Wea Township, Miami County
  • Kentucky
  • Owensboro - named for Abraham Owen.
  • Maine
  • Pembroke
  • Maryland
  • Berwyn Heights
  • Cardiff - formerly a slate mining town
  • Massachusetts
  • Pembroke
  • Swansea
  • Michigan
  • Howell
  • Howell Township, Livingston
  • Minnesota
  • Bryn Mawr
  • Missouri
  • Howell
  • Howell County
  • Powell, Cass County
  • Powell Gardens in Kingsville
  • Powell Hall, St. Louis
  • Powell, McDonald County
  • Nebraska
  • Powell
  • New Jersey
  • Howell Township, Monmouth County
  • Monmouth County
  • New York
  • Bangor
  • Pembroke
  • Ohio
  • Powell
  • Pennsylvania See Welsh tract for more information
  • Bala Cynwyd
  • Bangor - the first Chief Burgess an emigrant from Wales.
  • Berwyn
  • Bryn Mawr - founded by Welsh Quakers.
  • Caernarvon Township
  • Upper Gwynedd and Lower Gwynedd Townships.
  • Haverford
  • Montgomery County
  • Narberth
  • Nanty Glo - from the Welsh nant y glo, stream of coal.
  • North Wales
  • Radnor Township
  • Tredyffrin Township
  • South Carolina
  • Swansea
  • South Dakota
  • Powell, Edmunds County
  • Powell, Haakon County
  • Tennessee
  • Cardiff - an iron and coal mining town
  • Powell
  • Texas
  • Powell
  • Utah
  • Howell
  • Lake Powell on the border between San Juan & Kane counties
  • Wisconsin
  • Powell
  • Wyoming
  • Powell
  • References

    Welsh place names in other countries Wikipedia


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